In what could well prove the basis for a lawsuit, a Sheriff’s sergeant in Sacramento shot and killed a driver believed to be drunk.
The shooting Saturday around 5 p.m. When the officer arrived, the driver was parked nearby.
“When the driver of the vehicle ignored the sergeant’s directives, the sergeant reached into the vehicle in an attempt to gain control of the driver,” sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran said.
At that time, the car began to drive away, Curran said.
“Fearing the movement of the vehicle placed his life in danger, the sergeant drew his department-issued semi-automatic handgun and fired multiple shots at the driver,” Curran said.
I hope that there are more compelling facts like the officer being caught in the door or some other imminent threat. On its face, it certainly raises question of excessive force. With a surviving passenger, we may find out more in the days to come.
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“believed to be drunk”
What was the basis of this suspicion? What were the blood results?
“ignored the sergeant’s directives”
“sergeant drew his department-issued semi-automatic handgun and fired multiple shots at the driver”
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