News A police shooting that seems to have slipped under the radar, probably because there was no video

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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/16/us/former-atlanta-officer-charged-with-murder/index.html

    A former Atlanta police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, authorities said.

    James Burns turned himself in to the Fulton County Jail on Saturday, according to online records from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.
    Burns responded to a call from an off-duty officer of suspicious activity at an apartment complex June 22. Burns and two other officers saw Devaris Caine Rogers attempt to leave in a vehicle, said a statement from the district attorney's office.
    Burns, who is white, blocked Rogers' path to leave and fired one shot into the passenger side of his vehicle, striking Rogers in the head and killing him, the statement said.
     
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    Sounds like the perp tried to run him over
     
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    Officer Burns told investigators he was responding as backup to reports of a person on foot, possibly breaking into cars inside the apartment complex. Burns said he came upon a car parked against traffic on the side of the street outside the apartments that appeared to be leaving.

    Burns said he tried to block the vehicle, but it kept going and that he got out of his patrol car, expecting a foot chase.

    Burns told internal affairs investigators, “He's clearly made a decision to run me over...and kill me. And I'm thinking...I've gotta protect myself and everybody else around me."

    He said that's when he fired into the car, killing Rogers.

    The transcript indicates investigators asked the officer why he thought the person in the vehicle might be the break-in suspect, and he answered, "The last intel we had, this is where the suspect was running. Hew was jumping these fences. So everybody in the area was of interest.”

    A memo from Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said, "The force you used against the suspect was unnecessary and unreasonable. The driver of the vehicle posed no immediate threat to you. The driver of the vehicle was not operating this vehicle in an erratic manner or at a high rate of speed. You did not have reasonable suspicion that the driver of the vehicle had engaged in, or was about to engage in criminal activity.”

    Police also have dashcam video they said indicates the situation didn't play out the way Burns described it. 11Alive has filed an open records request asking for that video. We’ve been told it won't be released until after the GBI investigation is over.
     
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    That was his story, but apparently the dashcam video doesn't show that--There were two other officers there, for them to fire him, and charge him with murder, I'm thinking the video is likely not good for the cop
     
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    how is this trolling? A cop being charged with murder isn't newsworthy? I also think it's pretty interesting that this story wasn't even on the radar, when cases with black men with guns on them got all the attention.

    I think it goes to show that video drives a lot of these stories
     
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    Will they be selling t shirts with the guy's name on it? I'd like to get in on that early.
     
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    The victim

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    Burns was responding to a report of suspicious activity when the tragic encounter occurred.

    “Upon arrival, Burns attempted to block the path of a 2011 silver Ford Fusion that was leaving the scene,” a statement from the Fulton County district attorney’s office explained. “Despite the fact the Ford Fusion made no attempt to strike the officer and Burns was safely standing at the rear of his own patrol vehicle, Burns pulled his service weapon and fired one shot into the passenger side of Rogers’ vehicle. The victim was struck in the head.”
     
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    Why was this officer charged with murder and the officers in other cases weren't?
     
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    It appears the evidence was unequivocal that the cop's life was not in any danger
     
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    Cocaine kills Bro-caine
     
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    He looks raysis but I'm sure the young nig dindunuffin.
     
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    Reports of a suspect on foot so the cop shoots a guy in a car. Makes perfect sense to me. :dontknow:
     
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    So the cop says the guy drove by him so he got out of his patrol car in preparation for a foot chase. Best case scenario this cop is a fucking moron.
     
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    Not guilty


    Guilty
     
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    Fixed that for you
     
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