Yeah, that’s fair

When officers repeatedly electrocute suspects until the suspects die, it’s not the officers’ fault: It’s “Excited Delirium”

If a suspect struggles with an officer and then later that officer has a fatal reaction to painkillers prescribed by a licensed physician, compounded by emphysema and obesity, it’s “reckless homicide”

Because, you know, the suspect should have known that the doctor was going to kill the officer.

2 comments to Yeah, that’s fair

  • Oddball

    Because I know I always think of a dislocated shoulder as a life threatening injury. How much you want to bet that they get a conviction on this?

  • I bet they plead it down to some lesser charge they wouldn’t have been able to prove in court. This stinks of prosecutorial intimidation.

    If the Tennessee Supreme Court, in a previous KNS story earlier this week, ruled that a rapist couldn’t have foreseen that his attack would have resulted in his victim’s death due to a brain injury that trained medical staff missed, how can this man be charged with a homicide when he has no way of knowing that the trained medical staff would administrator a pain medication that this officer would have a deadly allergic reaction to? [from comments in the linked article]

    If this is true, I doubt they’ll get a conviction if it goes to trial. There’s already a distinct lack of proximate cause, and an existing precedent in his favour would seem to shoot the prosecution down completely.

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