Wednesday by George Stephanopoulos of ABC News, as to whether he could have done anything differently that would have prevented the killing. Wilson answered unequivocally, “No.”
As you follow our news here , you will understand that a grand jury decided this week not to indict Officer Wilson, the shooting of the 18-year-old, Michael Brown. The statement, of course, raise questions about whether the officer really looked into the nitty-gritty and handled the brief and deadly confrontation correctly.
That has brought into light the potential racial bias in policing also a broader national debate over police tactics application in situation like that, who knows in case of next time.
Another issue in the national debate is why the unusual release of the evidence presented to the grand jury. There now a detailed analysis by the criminologists and experts in police procedure and tactics have provided an extraordinarily detailed record through which to evaluate the shooting. This point alone has triggered riots in Ferguson and protests across the country for now.
While some experts buy the Darren ’s actions in the confrontation with Michael — based on what he told the grand jury — were said to be within the bounds of standard police protocol. In His confession, Darren Wilson told the grand jury that the two of them ( Officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown) struggled over his service weapon while he was still in his police vehicle. Later, the Officer said, after a brief chase, he fired the fatal shots at Darren Brown because the teenager was coming toward him in a violent and threatening way.
Even though it may be said that there was no specific timeline and exact circumstances of the shooting, emerging revelations from several law enforcement experts challenged Officer Darren’s assessment that nothing could have been done to change the deadly course of his confrontation with Michael Brown.
Part of the revelations narrated by Eugene O’Donnell, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a former New York City police officer was that from the time Wilson first encountered Brown walking with a friend in the middle of the street on a hot afternoon in August, through to the point the teenager lay dead on the pavement, several opportunities abound for Wilson to de-escalate the confrontation.
The emphasis of Mr. O’Donnell was the( initial moments of the confrontation) as he pointed in particular to that. Because the officer Darren and Michael Brown are said to have struggled through the open window of the officer’s police cruiser.
“There certainly wouldn’t be a prohibition of him driving a little further along and regrouping, calling for help and thinking about nonlethal weaponry,” Mr. O’Donnell referring to Officer Wilson. “Just because you’re a police officer doesn’t mean you have to go into a situation headfirst.”
Officer Wilson, whose The grand jury had earlier given a detailed, four-hour testimony among the evidence made public this week. He contends that he was caught up in a rapidly escalating confrontation situation that started as a routine police stop and quickly spun out of control.
Officer Darren said that Brown essentially pinned him in his police cruiser, holding the door shut while punching him in the face. Wilson further stated that He said he considered several options of responses, which includes using pepper spray or his baton, but all those ones were not available at that material time.
“The only option I thought I had was my gun,” the Officer said, released in a transcript of his testimony.
A retired Officer as Boston police commissioner and in Lowell, Mass after 35 years , Edward Davis, said that the conclusion was confounding .
“There has been a significant change in the use of force by police in the 35 years I’ve been in the business — new tools like Tasers and really effective pepper sprays,” Mr. Davis said. “When you look at the whole way this situation transpired, it’s disappointing to see someone not use those intermediate tools available.”
In a statement credited to Officer Wilson testimony, he said that he did not have a Taser weapon with him at the time, and that he preferred not to carry one because it is large and not “very comfortable.” He said he could not use mace because it was difficult to reach then the next could be the spray, but that could have blown back at him. His baton and flashlight, he said, were also not reachable. Read more