A body camera video showing an Athens, Georgia cop shooting a Georgia fan, who seemed to be reaching for a weapon in his waistband, has been released. Annnnnddddd….the local news found a guy who thinks the cop could’ve shown a little restraint.
Police in Clarke County released body camera footage showing the tense moments during an officer-involved shooting. The Clarke County police chief says his officer did nothing wrong while attempting to stop someone for a liquor violation early Saturday morning.
The suspect’s cousin told Channel 2’s Matt Johnson that Justin Scott, 22, was on his way back from a nightclub and police should have considered his state of mind. “I think that officer should have handled it better. I don’t think he should have fired, because you could see that he was drunk,” Lamorio Freeman said.
Police shared body camera footage with Channel 2 Action News that shows an officer pointing his gun at Scott. Police say Scott was pouring liquor into a cup at a Golden Pantry convenience store at around 3 a.m. when the officer approached him.
I guess the cousin thinks the cop should’ve let his fam pull the gun and shoot before the cop should’ve pulled his trigger. Nah fam. That’s not how this works. Take a look for yourself.
The Athens newspaper reported that the cop just started last fall.
The good news here for all involved is that everyone went home without dying and they can all get back to watching Georgia sports, even if it’s from a jail. Go Dawgs! SEC! SEC!