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Torbit was shot by fellow police officers in January 2011! Torbit was shot 20 times by fellow cops after they fired 42 shots. Torbit was killed alongside a civilian after a fight occurred at a nightclub, which Torbit responded to with 29 other cobs. He wasn’t wearing uniform at the time. His family was outraged as no charges were filed against civilians or police officers.
Another horrible case of “Stand Your Ground.” Michael Dunn shot at a SUV when he asked the car’s passengers to turn down the rap music the group had playing. Jordan Davis was murdered in result. Dunn claimed he was protecting himself and was threatened with what looked like a shotgun first. There was no shotgun found. He was convicted on three counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting Davis’ friends, but the jury didn’t reach a verdict on a first-degree murder charge of Davis.
Davis was sentenced to death in August 1991 after eye witnesses claimed to have seen Davis shoot and kill a Burger King security guard Mark MacPhail in 1989. Davis went on to become a death penalty icon, after his death in September 2011. Davis maintained his innocence for more than 20 years. And he has since started a discussion about eye witness testimonies and the death penalty.
A New York police officer killed an emotionally distressed elderly ex-marine in 2012 after responding to a medical alert call in White Plains, New York. Chamberlain reportedly told the officers he was fine. They insisted on coming in. When they did, Chamberlain charged at them with a hatchet. He was stunned. Anthony Carelli fired the shots. His son said audio and video from the shooting was not used in court fairly. The officer was cleared. His son sued for $21 million for using excessive force on his father and killing him.
She knocked on a door of a Detroit man, Theodore Paul Wafer, to ask for help after a car accident. Wafer shot and killed her — claiming he did so in self defense because he thought she was trying to break into his home. He was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and possession of a firearm, after much pressure from the community and McBridge’s family.
Grant’s story was brought to significant national attention after video recordings captured his murder. Interest in his case resurfaced with the critically-acclaimed film, Fruitvale Station starring Michael B. Jordan. After reports of a fight at the Bay Area Rapid Transit, Johannes Mehserle was restraining Grant and he was allegedly resisting. The officer said he was going to tase him and instead, he shot him in the back. Grant was unarmed and pronounced dead the following morning.
The University of Cincinnati public safety officers responded to an assault and tased Howard who went into cardiac arrest and died the next day in August 2011. Richard Haas shot his taser at his chest. His family filed a civil lawsuit.
Bell was shot reportedly 50 times by NYPD. Gescard Isnora was reportedly the first cop to open fire on Bell in 2006 after hearing a man say “get my gun” at a strip club in Jamaica, Queens. No officers have been arrested — only forced out of the force. No gun was ever found, Bell was unarmed.