No, Not the Police Officer, the Guy Who Was Shot!
October 10, 2016 The free thought project
“Birmingham, AL — In May 2015, officer Daniel Aguirre was given a Combat Cross Medalafter he said in a police report that he successfully fended off a struggle in which he and his partner were in danger. However, someone on the inside leaked Dashcam footage showing Aquirre shooting a man in the back as he lay prostrate on his hands and knees. Still, Birmingham police charged their victim, Aubrey Williams, with attempted murder.
But, last week, after spending more than a year in jail for a crime he never committed, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office finally showed a semblance of logic and dropped the charges against Williams.
Have you ever been angry, or so filled with adrenaline that you could pull the trigger on someone who was not a threat to you? If so, you need to turn in the badge.
The officer won a medal for this, then the award was taken away.