Skip to comments.DASHCAM VIDEO: York Co. deputy shoots man reaching for cane
Posted on 03/13/2014 8:53:16 PM PDT by smokingfrog
The York County Sheriff's Office released dash cam video from a traffic stop in which a deputy shot an elderly man reaching for his cane. WARNING: Video includes some graphic material and language.
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During a news conference at the York County Detention Center, Sheriff Bruce Bryant said deputies reviewed video of the incident time and time and time again and feel that Deputy Terrance Knox did nothing wrong when he fired his service weapon during a traffic stop...
Then their policy sure as hell is wrong.
Sounds like the old guy did everything wrong. I feel sorry for the cop.
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According to FNC, the cop fired six shots and only hit the guy with the cane only once. He’s going to survive the shooting. What pissed me off was the cop’s “fellow officers and his chief” saying that he did the “right thing.” The lack of concern for other human beings on the part of most cops to day is criminal.
Older people sometimes don’t use very good judgment, and are not accustomed to dealing with police. They don’t deserve to be shot for making a dumb mistake. Never did I hear the cop say to stay in your vehicle, which is customary when you see the driver start to open his door.
Yeah. I guess the officer was just “standing his ground.”
The cop said "I'm sorry" about a dozen times. Obviously HE thought he did something wrong. He asked the Lord to forgive him at least a half dozen times.
The cop panicked over nothing. It was a bad shooting and he knew it.
Sorry I am not buy this one and as someone who stood gate guard duty in the military, two things are wrong here, first the old Man was clearly unstable as he got out of the truck and two the officer has the benefit of his car door protecting him from the start.
My old gun training Master Chief said it best, “You better thinking and be 100% and damn sure before you pull that trigger because, you can’t recall bullets once their are fired!”
Yeah some local LEO wannabe tried to tell me the same shit so I asked him if another cop had seen the incident and shot the cop who was shooting an unarmed man in an attempt to save the unarmed man's life would THAT Cop be in the right?
Amazingly he couldn't figure out how to answer.
I guess, to mollify all of FR’s cops, I will hold on commenting about this specific incident for now.
But, all these type incidents seem to have one common denominator. Namely, when a cop rolls up on a scene like this should he be able to open fire on a citizen based upon what he THINKS?!?!?!
I say NO!
His training, in my opinion should train him to hold fire that 1,000th of a second until he KNOWS!!!!! He gets paid to take that 1,000th of a second risk!!
If he doesn’t want to take that risk, then turn in the badge and the gun and go drive a concrete truck!
>> What pissed me off was the cops fellow officers and his chief saying that he did the right thing.
Agreed — pig-headed denial.
Bad calculation by the deputy. I can see how the cane was initially perceived to be a long gun, but once the deputy acquired target fixation, there was apparently no letting go. Too bad. Heard the deputy was pretty upset.
The old guy should never have gotten out of his truck. Reaching for his cane was an absolutely stupid thing to do.
He should realize by now that our LEO's are scared $__tless of every citizen they stop and are fully combat trained to neutralize any perceived threat with overwhelming firepower.
KUDOS to the Cop who's training came through!
More like a Barney Fife stupid ass cop than an jack booted thug type. Sick of this attitude of shoot first by cops.
Ummm..... Except he shot an innocent man who was doing nothing wrong.
“Sounds like the old guy did everything wrong. I feel sorry for the cop.”
A very elderly man is shot in the chest by a nervous cop with pour judgement and the wrong temperament for a law enforcement officer for the crime of reaching to get his cane. The cop is getting an additional paid vacation now (known to government employees as paid administrative leave) while his department goes through the process of exonerating him. And you feel sorry for the cop?
Look, I know the cop feels bad because he F**K*D UP (and that is what he did). But he clearly doesn’t have the fortitude or judgement to be a law enforcement officer IMHO.
Well, at least the cop got home safely that night and that’s the important thing.
Yeah, if you fought for freedom in WW2, and didn't grow up in a police state, it is easy to think you can still get out of your car and go over and talk to a cop. The rest of us know to stay in car, heads bowed, eyes down, hands on the steering wheel, and say "yes sir" and "no sir".
“The lack of concern for other human beings on the part of most cops to day is criminal.”
Like they have for dogs?
Just a CS Cop with no communication skills! How many stickers on the Patrol car? dogs, juveniles, cats, Grandmas. and old guys with canes?
But not one criminal!
Kill with no weapon trained on you, fired gone kapoot and therapy for life! Kiss your ass goodbye MR. LEO!
How hard is it to yell Hands in the air?
This Cop had to feel that trigger squeeze! HE lived for the day of that special Kill!
This happened in York County, SC, not York County, PA. Original thread:
That is just awful. Of course since we can’t see the $#%@ing shooting who knows what really happened? I can’t understand half of what was being said but from the tone of voice that cop was panicked to the max.
Sadly, you nailed it.
“Like they have for dogs?”
Exactly! I am teaching my dog how to use an AR.
the cop is a robocop very dangerous training. but sounds like a nice person. after he shoots the cooter.
Thanks for the correction.
The other cops saying the shooter did the right thing is mind boggling.
Well at least the officer went home safe./sarc
Can't say the same for his victim.
“They dont deserve to be shot for making a dumb mistake”
NO $HIT! But just how is it dumb? Are you dumb because you believe that you’ve done nothing approaching being shot for and so you get out of your car? You mean today the cops can come up on you for a frigging expired tag and just blow you away for stepping out of your vehicle? This idiot should never be allowed to put on a badge and a gun again, and the local folks should vote his boss off the LEO island via a recall.
The police are telling us something.
This is happening more and more, over and over.
THEY DON’T TRUST the very people that they are supposed to be protecting and serving.
THEY feel threatened by EVERYONE and they don’t believe that they have the ability to protect THEMSELVES.
The cop mistook the cane for a long gun.,ok, that’s believable. But why did he assume that an old man was going to shoot him? It’s not like the old man was going to get the jump on him! Did the cop think the old man was a better shot than he was?
Yes, being a cop is dangerous work, that’s the job! I choose not to run into burning buildings for a living, so therefore I don’t sign up to be a firefighter, if you cant handle the danger of being a cop, don’t become a cop!
It would appear to me that the only real gun control we need is for COPS!
The sheriff stated that it is their policy that the officers make it home safely, I have heard that excuse a lot over the years and think is the result of the training the police are given by the Feds. My question is doesn’t the public have a right to make it home safely also? It appears that if a cop gets scared all he cares about is his butt, even if it means killing someone who is innocent of any crime. They need to stop blaming the victim and look at their own policies.
Idiot cop did everything wrong. Should be fired, and sued. Cop didn't tell him to get back in the car. Cop started shooting before warning the old man. The cop just lost it, and blazed away. I feel sorry for the old man. Cops are cold blooded killers today, or idiots.
Dunno on this one.
Slapped this up on the big screen.
Under the conditions and lighting I can it going the way it did.
The cop’s reaction of sheer panic and sorrow was appropriate...if that’s the right way to say it.
Bad deal all around...
***Flame Suit On***
You guys know I’m not a Cop Sucker...
Straight to action:
HE panicked and shot and screamed to dispatcher “Shots fired, Shots fired!” - in a real panic, before he knew he shot an man with a cane.
If a cop is that afraid and panics that easy - he does not belong behind a badge and a gun.
And when did they finally call for an ambulance???
At least, he had the humanity to have remorse - maybe enough to hang up the gun, one could hope. He doesn't have the control or nerves for the job.
Yeah, why did he get out of the truck? Why didn’t the cop tell him to get back in the truck?
I will not reach for my cane in the presence of a police officer!
Yeah, my question. Why didn’t he tell him to get back in the truck?
I dont give a Rats Ass what they say, FIRST DEGREE ATTEMPTED MURDER.
Kelly had this on FOX tonight, other cops at scene said he did the right thing, his supervisor said he responded correctly.
The whole bunch of bastards should be fired if that's their position, they're unfit to be cops.
What if I gunned down an old man with a cane because I thought it was a gun?
How would that work out for a regular citizen and believe me, nobody in authority would be saying I did the right thing.
And don't answer the door with a video game controller in your had as well: known to get you killed by a cop.
You are now! You can never take the side of the cops. NEVER!!!!!!!! /s ;^)
we have some really unprofessional and deadly cops out here! Good grief!
Criminal is correct...when will it stop!?
His wife is also lucky the cop didn’t blow her head off either while she was sitting in the truck. You can see the bullets going through the back window of the pickup.
“Criminal is correct...when will it stop!?”
Don’t know, but from where I sit we have two problems, Feral Blacks and Feral Cops. The only difference is that the Feral Cops get away with it most of the time, while the Feral Blacks often find it life-ending.
I’m going to the pound and getting an unpleasant dog that I will not become emotionally attached to.
Obviously you need reeducation peasant./sarc