Oklahoma City must be bedlam because people there don’t believe a police officer should be allowed to protect himself or others.
Blackwell Police Lt. John Mitchell shot and killed an active shooter who had opened fire on a relative, strangers and law enforcement officers. But, instead of getting a commendation for doing his job, he is being charged with second-degree murder.
"This would be the first time in American history that a police officer or anybody was charged with the crime of murder for shooting at an active shooter," said Jason Smith, president of the Oklahoma Fraternal Order of Police.https://t.co/7Ja7lQhHjR
— KOKH FOX 25 (@OKCFOX) November 26, 2019
Mitchell had just completed active shooter training, so he was prepared when Micheal Ann Godsey opened fire while driving. He maneuvered his vehicle behind hers during the pursuit and shot through his front windshield.
But an Oklahoma City grand jury found Mitchell’s actions – mainly, the fact that more than 60 bullets were used in stopping Godsey – excessive. In fact, they called it “imminently dangerous conduct.”