ATLANTA – Protests are planned in front of the Fulton County courthouse Today at 5:30 p.m. after a former Atlanta police officer was cleared of killing a teenager.
A judge said former officer Raymond Bunn was justified when he shot and killed 18-year old Corey Ward.
The Situation: A SUV is reported stolen in the area. An undercover plain clothes officer in an unmarked car sees young Black males driving around Buckhead (Former Atlanta Hotspot) in New SUV. The officer exits his vehicle and points a gun at the teenagers, who are driving their mother’s new Tahoe. The teenagers try to flee and the officer fires into the vehicle killing the driver. The officer claims that the driver tried to run him over with the vehicle and the shooting is in self defense.
The Opinion: I’ve seen on reality “Cop” shows how officers take advantage of their position to trump up charges. I think the officer positioned himself in the front of the SUV. By doing this, if the inexperienced teenage driver attempts to escape by driving forward the officer is in the path of the SUV and the officer would then be “endangered” by the vehicle.
What are your thoughts?