Well, this should be interesting. From what I've read, it looks like the cop's gun went off by mistake. They definitely had probable cause to go after her, given her erratic driving and that the car she was driving was reported stolen at gunpoint, but the community is up in arms over it.
Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Woman After Chaotic Brooklyn Car Crash
|The stolen Camry had crossed a double-yellow line to pass cars stopped at the red light in front of it, and then entered the intersection.|
The police vehicle pulled alongside the stolen vehicle at the crash site.
Both officers exited and approached the stolen car. They observed the driver, 23, move to the unoccupied passenger side and open the door. The officer on the passenger side attempted to enter the vehicle, but was struck by the open door and thrown backward as the woman moved back to the driver’s seat, put the car in reverse and hit the gas.
At the same time, the other officer had entered the driver side of the vehicle with his gun in one hand, and was attempting with his other hand to shift the gear into park, when a single round was discharged from the firearm, striking the woman in the chest.
CBS also reported that a community activist claims that one of the cops who was involved has two civil rights discriminatory suits against him right now.