North Carolina Cop Kills Non-Threatening Black Man With Gun
North Carolina police are under fire after the release of body camera footage that shows what happened prior to officers shooting and killing an armed man.
According to USAToday, 27-year-old Danquirs Napoleon Franklin was killed in a Burger King parking lot while he knelt next to his car while holding a pistol. The problem is, while Danquirs did have possession of a weapon, the video shows that he never pointed the gun at officers and never made a threatening movement toward them.
The local NAACP is speaking out against the police officer’s quick-to-shoot mentality:
Corine Mack, president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP chapter, said Kerl “didn’t view Danquirs Franklin as a man, but saw him as a danger.”
“This female officer shot this man while he was adhering to her commands,” Mack said.
Officer Wende Kerl is on admin leave until the case is sorted out, but obviously, the department is backing their broad in blue.
Police Chief Kerr Putney said the video shows that Franklin refused to drop his weapon and an officer fired after perceiving a deadly threat.
SMH. We can only hope that an investigation leads to accountability and discipline, but we won’t hold our breath.
Rest in peace, Danquirs Napoleon Franklin.