Man Perceived as Threat Actually Deaf, Victim of Excessive Force

Florida Police Officer Shot and Killed Man Who Was a Perceived Threat, Now Faces Excessive Force Investigation A 52-year-old man was shot and killed on Saturday, September 20th, after officers noticed the man in a verbal altercation at a tow yard, and saw that he had a concealed weapon on his person. The victim did not respond to police verbal commands, according to the report, but the man’s family said that he was deaf from a childhood illness. The shooting is yet another in a series of shootings in the US that raises the question of … [Read more...]