Skip to comments.Suspect Who Turns His Back & Raises Hands into Air Is Killed by PCSO Deputy
Posted on 01/27/2014 4:24:18 PM PST by kiryandil
Video of a police standoff contradicts the initial Pinal County Sheriff's Office description of the chain of events that led to the shooting death of a suspected car thief. The man had led police and sheriff's deputies on a chase through Casa Grande and Eloy for nearly an hour, before deputies immobilized the car he was driving.
A witness shot the video on a cell phone. It shows the final moments of the standoff, when deputies were ordering Manuel Longoria to surrender. The deputies had their weapons drawn and fired five bean bag rounds at the suspect, in addition to Taser rounds.
Longoria appeared to be moving his arms around, and did not appear to be cooperating with the deputies. Seconds later, the video shows Longoria turn his back on the deputies and raise both hands into the air, high over his head. One second later, a lone deputy fired two shots, killing Longoria.
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Initial local media police whitewash from January 14:
Mesa man dead after Eloy officer-involved shooting, car chase (AZCentral.com)
Sounds a lot like “Suicide by Cop”.
But there are a lot of other factors in the incident I believe.
The guy sounds like a Bag Dog.
Cops fire two shots into him AFTER he raises his hands over his head in a surrender posture. Incredible.
Turning away from a badgemonkey and raising hands in the air
is UNIVERSAL SIGN OF SURRENDER. There is NO DOUBT that the
trigger happy thug committed a felony. The only question being whether he should be charged with murder 2 or voluntary manslaughter. And if he was foolish enough to utter into a microphone that he was gonna kill, mess up or otherwise inflict summary judgement on the victim for having the nerve to flee the charge should be murder 1.
Instead the chickensh*t DA rubber stamps yet another instance of legal murder by the chosen ones. If that
was my child murdered on the street, justice....my idea
of justice...WOULD BE SERVED. Since the system won’t
provide justice anymore it has fallen to the citizenry
to mete it out.
Was not suicide by cop. Cops would have been justified in shooting when he headed into car. When he put his hands up getting ready to place them on the car the shooting was not justified at all.
Yeah....raising your hands in the air is sort of the universal gesture of “I surrender”.
Righteous shoot ping.
Bag —> BAD
She apparently didn't know that getting the police involved might be a death sentence in today's America.
Sounds a lot like Suicide by Cop.
Well, just before he was shot in the back twice, he did decide to start co-operating, raised his hands, turned his back on the police and started to "assume the position" on his car.
Of course, by that time he had already disrespected their AUTHORITAY, and the howling pack of jackboot lawdogs were in full cry.
His bad luck...
A DA can indict a ham sandwich, but never a cop.
That looks like a bad shoot. The guy clearly had raised his hands hands high above his head, and he was up against the side of the car.
I don’t know all the facts, or the whole story; and that will come out in the investigation. But from what little can be gleaned from this video, this was a bad shoot by the police.
Internal affairs will clear him.
Old wolfie might get so charged up over this one when he sees it that he just might go twice tonight....
Ping for later.
One more time for the slow kids: Cops. Are. Not. Your. Friends. Some of you out there seem to think that the cop buddy you have will make sure you get passed over when it comes time to do the door to door searches and gun confiscations. What these people don’t realize is that the cop’s paycheck and pension mean a whole lot more to him than any of our rights.
Paniced cop in a tense situation. He shouldn't be a cop, obviously.
That said, the car thief isn't blameless. There was a moment before the theft when a clear choice was made. During and after a chase, few have clear heads.
“...raising your hands in the air is sort of the universal gesture of I surrender.
That is the sign!
Nah, we got einsteins here who think that means it's fine to kill him by shooting him in the back.
Isn't the boyfriend cute? He's illegal.
Now this one is a legitimate example of police corruption.
And the value of cameras.
Orwell imagined that surveillance would only serve the state. He was wrong, it cuts both ways.
Those cops should have blown his head off for gawd sake, he stole a car. Geezes...that is a death sentence in many 3rd world countries. (sarcasm)
Can you tell if any of the Roid Ragin Donut Brown Barrage Balloons are humping each other in their excitement?
Yeah. He chose to borrow his sisters car when she said no and she thought she would teach him a little lesson.
Turns out she accidentally taught him to push up daisies.
Not sure I'd call someone who stole his sister's car a "car thief".
Maybe a creep brother, perhaps.
I think the Sheriff's department had to make it look like he was some Big Time Crimnul...
More graduates from the Fullerton Police Academy.
He was executed simply and only because the cop wanted to shoot him. He caused the officer some hectic time and the officer desired to shoot him because of that.
Right. So, if I'm a citizen in a kerfuffle, and I cap some ner do well, and go to trial and say: "It was HIGH ADRENALINE, FEW HAVE CLEAR HEADS AND I WAS AFRAID FOR MY LIFE!"
I WILL go to jail for lots and lots of years.
Only pigs can get away with that one.
It looks as if this was a bad shoot. The officer was not immediately cited for heroism or awarded his instant Vacation With Pay.
True, true, but he’s still eligible to 80% retirement for job induced stress...
I’m a former prosecutor.
That was murder.
No doubt about it.
And what’s equally troubling is that evidently all the other LEOs went along with the story that he was reaching for a weapon (which didn’t exist).
Then the person who videoed the jack booted thugs released the video.
No wonder cops hate it when we video them.
Kind of hard to be reaching for a gun with your hands clearly visible and over your head while turning your back to the cops.
A suspect gets shot twice in the back and the first thing the cops do is put him face down on the pavement so they can put handcuffs on him.
That’s not going to help the government when the civil lawsuit is filed.
As a former prosecutor, would it be fair to say you are not all that surprised at the actions of the cops at the scene and their lying when questioned about the incident?
That’s not very Kosher of you to notice...
5 beanbag rounds. Those things hurt like hell...how he was still on his feet is beyond me...
Given the pace of the shots, I would say that there was no panic. A 'double tap' might have been panic related. There was plenty of time not to take the second shot. particularly if his weapon was double action only. This speaks to the mindset of the cop to shot the victim regardless.
Another video of attempted cold blooded murder by a cop. Who claimed the victim was moving toward him with a knife.
Anybody who would question anything the police do is just a cop-hater.
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