Black Sheriff Alfonso Williams, has defended the officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks — and he says he believes the dying was justified.
“I feel it was a justified taking pictures primarily based on the restricted info that has been offered on the video and what I’ve seen on tv,” he mentioned per the Augusta Chronicle. “It was utterly justified, it follows all use-of-force coverage pointers and it simply seems to me extra of a politicization of the scenario, which I feel it’s totally dangerous to regulation enforcement.”
He continued, “On this case, (Brooks) has fought with an officer, which he has dedicated a felony of obstruction of an officer, he eliminated a weapon from the officer’s belt and he turned in direction of the officers and fired the Taser,” Williams mentioned. “An officer just isn’t anticipated to attend to see if he will get hit or not or injured or not earlier than he returns fireplace. The second he turned in direction of the officer and pointed what gave the impression to be a weapon, whether or not it was a Taser or an precise handgun, the officer could be justified in utilizing lethal power.”
He appeared on CNN, the place he doubled down on his assertion.