In the third shooting in 90 days, police officers in Salinas, California, committed what some are calling an example of “extra-judicial execution.”
According to police reports, a woman called 911 to state that a man jumped over her backyard fence and tried to kill her dog. Apparently the man also exposed his genitals and then ran away. Police quickly responded and found a Hispanic male walking down the sidewalk. The police surrounded the man with drawn weapons but the suspect kept walking. An officer can be seen walking up to the suspect and shooting him in the head.
Police claim that the man lunged at them and that is why he was shot. However, thanks to a cellphone video, once again the police story does not match up to what can be seen.
The killing has sparked outrage and cries of brutality not only from local residents, but even internationally. The Arab news organization Al-Jazeera has even posted the video. Even though the shooting occurred on May 20, 2014, the police have not released the name of the dead suspect.
The video can be seen below:
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