Mother Wants Answers After Atlanta Police Kill Son
An Atlanta mother is taking the police department to task for shooting and killing her son with very little explanation of what exactly happened.
A police officer was attempting to arrest Oscar Cain Jr. on March 31 when he allegedly fled the scene and flashed a firearm. At that point, the officer shot and killed him. He was not wearing a body camera.
“If you have the cameras wear them. That’s what they are for, so we won’t be asking what happened because if they had the body camera we would know,” said Jacqueline Sanders, Cain’s mother.
She describes her son as a community activist who advocated for officers to wear body cams.
“It is very ironic and interesting that an advocate like Oscar who advocated for body cameras, who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with organizers throghout the city and throughout the country for police accountability, himself falls prey,” said Davis.
Very interesting indeed.
“As a result, Chief Shields has directed the Department’s Body Worn Camera Unit to immediately begin the process of procuring a body-worn camera system that automatically activates the camera when an officer unholsters their firearm. The chief believes transparency in these incidents is of the utmost importance and believes the Department should turn to a system that does not rely on an officer to activate the camera during a potentially stressful, dangerous or rapidly-unfolding situation.”
Ok sure, but the man is dead already. NOW you want him to do what he’s supposed to be doing all this time?
He should be fired on both offenses.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is said to be looking into the matter, but the cop who killed Oscar Cain Jr. has already returned to work after a brief administrative leave.