Louisiana Cop Guilty Of Manslaughter In Jeremy Mardis Shooting Death
Back in 2015 we reported on the police-involved killing of a 6-year-old autistic boy named Jeremy Mardis. 18 bullets were fired and Jeremy was shot 5 times, including twice in the head and chest, by Louisiana cops when they tried to serve his father a warrant.
A dashcam video showed that Jeremy’s father had his hands raised in the air when the officers began unloading.
Stafford said he was unaware that a child was in the vehicle.
Stafford cried when a prosecutor showed him photographs of the slain first-grader. He said he didn’t know the boy was in the car when he fired and didn’t see his father’s hands in the air.
“Never in a million years would I have fired my weapon if I knew a child was in that car. I would have called off the pursuit myself,” Stafford said.
Of course this cop didn’t knowingly murder a special needs child, but that child is dead nonetheless and the cop is supposed to be equipped with training and the highest standard of judgement.
Sad. R.I.P. Jeremy Mardis.
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