Minister of Love
- Feb 24, 2014
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Body camera video shows officer involved shooting of 13-year-old with Asperger's after mom calls for help
The Salt Lake City Police Department released body camera footage of an officer involved shooting that left a 13-year-old boy who has Asperger's with multiple injuries.
WTF? Why?The mother tells officers that her son has triggers related to law enforcement and that he has access to a BB gun or a prop weapon, but she doesn't think he has a real gun.
Officers respond that they have to treat the situation as if he does possibly have a gun.
The videos show officers approach the house and then begin chasing the boy, at one point breaking through a wooden fence. Cameron is seen walking slowly while ignoring demands to get on the ground.
An officer opens fire and eleven shots can be heard on the recordings. Cameron rolls over on the ground, saying, "I don't feel good," and then, "Tell my mom I love her."
This is insane. Shooting a kid because he refuses to get on the ground? Why not tackle him?
There is no excuse for this brutality. The cop who fired the gun needs to be fired and arrested immediately.