Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cops cleared in third March shooting

Aaron Williams

AURORA | Six Aurora police officers who shot a suspect after a standoff last spring were justified in using deadly force, prosecutors said Monday. 

In a letter to Aurora police Chief Dan Oates, Adams County district attorney Don Quick said the officers who shot and killed 20-year-old Aaron Williams on March 18 used appropriate force. 

Williams, who had a warrant out for his arrest, shot at one officer March 17 before fleeing and taking a family hostage inside a home in the 1500 block of Emporia Street, according to the letter. 

During an eight-hour standoff with police, Williams made several comments about “shooting it out” with officers rather than being arrested. The next morning, he jumped from a window and pointed a pistol at officers, who shot him nine times. 

Quick said officers Brad Graham, Wilbur Hinton, Dave Krieger, Matthew Milligan, Jeremy Sexton and Jack Valentine acted appropriately when they shot Williams. A seventh officer, Chris Neiman, was also justified when he fired non-lethal shots, Quick said. 

“Officers could reasonably believe that it was necessary to shoot at Williams to defend themselves, other police officers or residents of the apartment complex,” Quick wrote. 

Williams’ shooting was part of a bizarre a seven-day stretch starting March 15 in which two police officers were wounded and three suspects were shot to death by police in three separate incidents. The officers in the other two incidents were also justified in using deadly force, prosecutors said. 

1 comment:

  1. What is it merely in your lives because of a terrible world. Criminals shoot cops, cops shoot criminals or anything, everyone shoots each, violence and drugs and crime to excess. Do you consider this as normal? Have you never asked you where it comes from and why that is? Courts sentence people to hundreds of years and give them a chance for change and improvement and put them in prisons where they rot. Which one of you is better? None. You're in hell knows no mercy from a bottom of the spiral of violence. This has nothing human more se ..... just I imagine hell before. Every man for himself and. Without mercy and without anything ..... a swamp of violence and crime and hate no regrets ... and at all sides The criminals themselves victims was by living conditions is not better as overzealous judges of the people knowingly deport without a solution offering and know he destroyed her life without recurrence. Your just makes you not worry. You are monsters and that all in a cycle of hatred and crime. No one is better even if he believes it. Guilty: all.
    So, now tell me again why you never thought about whether and how to change it? Will not it time to put a sign of love and light, and in all hearts? That's what people still differs from a puppet: the soul. And now tells me ye not that wishes: no violence on the streets, which are culprits for contemplation and then can be rehabilitated ..... courts and police who are proud of their jobs, because they discourage people from transgressions and help on the way to return to life .... says that you have never thought about that all this could be different.
    You are by far in the eyes of the world Rambo. Insensitive people that are on the bottom of level of human existence in their cultural level. ..... Same with Saudi Arabia and the IS - because looking back as brutality has a name and a face. Chop the head off! Or just shoot away or locked away. To me it makes everything not much difference. America - You Held the World - thinking finally, between self-image and the image as you see the world are 1000 miles. But every mile begins known with the first step.........
    You already have the first refugees ..... leave the America precisely because of this misery and dilemma in the hope of a better life .......