Notice how far away the cops were from the suspect. If (and it was, at that point, an IF) the dude had had a handgun in his waistband, he wasn’t much of threat to cops that far away and behind the cover of vehicles. I dislike second guessing cops, but here, it is obvious. I’ll call it a really bad shoot. No matter what the circumstances leading up to it, this was a bad thing.
Notice how clearly lit the scene was. (yes, that was sarcasm)
Notice the “movement”.
I can, now that I have the video, call it murder.
Remember, these folks are “professionals”…..”Trained to handle firearms”. (Yes, that was also sarcasm)….“The only ones that should be allowed to have guns” and all that.
I am beginning now to see why so many cops were against the mandatory BodyCams.