‘I think it’s a cap gun,’ the police officer said. He opened fire on an eighth-grader moments later. The district attorney decided not to file charges.
This shooting happened back in March, the story was released in May. I just saw video of it today...and holy shit does this one make my blood boil (and I'm sadly accustomed to seeing videos of unnecessary police violence)
Bodycam video here, standard warnings about graphic content apply: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqTjgPwkkZU (jump to 40 seconds if you want to skip straight to the relevant action)
One second from the first warning of "show me your hands! drop it!" (while peeking through a small hole in the fence) to firing 4 shots, 2 of which hit the kid.
Seeing the picture in the article I thought there might be some reasonable doubt since those toy guns look just like real ones but the video has my opinion totally changed. The officer already knows its a toy gun from the sound and says it on the radio and then starts shooting as soon as he sees the kid without spending any time at all. At least no one died this time...