Despite whatever was said, the fact remains that these officers turned 16 shots loose on a crowded street at a perp who was approximately 5 feet away.
It was VERY POOR judgment, marksmanship, and a poor reaction to stress. If a CCW bystander had done it, he’d have his gun, permit taken away, and be locked up! Think about it, I carry a gun 24/7, no way would I have gotten away with unloading a 10-round magazine into a city street like that. I would be in jail talking to a lawyer.
Extremely poor markmanship and discipline. They took the bad guy down but these officers need to spend a lot of time at the range.
I've tried that, but every time I roll over my CC holster falls out of my pajamas.
I have watched the video several times. It is my judgement that the closest officer was about 12 feet away when the shooting started (about two body lengths).
Both officers and Johnson were moving.
"Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry." -- Thomas Jefferson