A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after police say the double amputee threatened the officer and aggressively waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen.
Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said…
Absolutely pathetic…. in several areas. 1) “
“He sometimes would go off a bit, but you just ignore it,” Garcia told the newspaper.”…. So people in that home with mental illnesses are not treated, but rather ignored.
2) What pathetic training do Houston police officers receive where they allow themselves to be cornered, especially when the they have a partner there.
3) We have gone from the over-use and abuse in regards to the use of Tasers and other non-lethal weapons to simply relying on the good ol’ fashion way of pushing a couple hundred grams of steel-coated lead through a person’s body at a thousand + feet per sec…. easier perhaps?
This is another regrettable and easily avoidable situation that will be glossed over by the police department, and the officer will probably receive an accommodation.