But, being cops, they are excused from wrongdoing.
Police in Fort Worth, Texas, are blaming “poor lighting” after two officers went to the wrong home in search of a possible burglar and ended up shooting a 72-year-old man dead in his garage.
They should be charged with manslaughter, at a minimum. Second degree murder seems even more appropriate.
But the police (and the union) will defend them. They were just “doing their Job” and they needed to “make sure that they went home safe”.
I was always taught, in LE and civilian classes to be "sure of the target and what was behind it" before shooting.
Poor lighting is no excuse.