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    Here in Tennessee

    http://www.wsmv.com/story/16698343/c...yKg.like%22%5D

    Cannon County deputies shot and killed a man they claim attempted to run over them while doing donuts in his front yard. But the family is calling the shooting death senseless.

    Richard Butcher, 28, of 2044 Petty Gap Road was shot and killed Monday night.

    "One (deputy) was shooting this way, one (deputy) was shooting that way," the victim's brother Nicholas Butcher said.

    Nicholas Butcher said he did everything he could to get the Cannon County Deputies to stop shooting last night.

    "I came on the front porch and I screamed at the police to stopped shooting, and they didn't they keep going. I screamed three different times they had that much time to keep shooting," Butcher said.

    Butcher says his brother Richard, known to his family and friends as "Rick" was doing donuts in the front yard; the tire marks are still visible. He said two Cannon County officers showed up, and things took a tragic turn. Lawmen claim he tried to run over them.

    "They said they were in fear for their lives. They pulled on my property if they would have stayed in their cars they wouldn't have been in any kind of danger," Butcher said, "They advanced toward them, and started shooting. They put themselves in that situation, and then felt like they could justify it."

    According to the Tennessee Bureau Investigation (TBI), the deputies were in the area responding to a report of stolen scrap metal. The suspect was supposed to have been in a black pickup. When the deputies saw Butcher driving "crazy" in his yard in a black truck, they stopped, said TBI spokesperson Kristin Helm.

    "It was pop, then pop, pop, pop," neighbor Becky Sherburne said.

    Sherburne was standing in her front yard, and watched the tragic events unfold.

    "After he let that first round go the car immediately had started to roll backward and he kept firing. He unloaded his gun on him, and didn't stop until it was empty I'm sure," Sherburne said.

    The truck came to rest in a pit of mud. Authorities said Butcher was pronounced dead at the hospital. Family members aren't buying it.

    "He died in the truck they let him sit in the truck for 45 minutes and bleed out. The ambulance was here. There were several witnesses," Butcher said.

    Cannon County Sheriff Darrell Young referred all questions to the TBI. No word tonight if the two deputies are on routine leave until the investigation is complete.'
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    Contempt of cop.

    Brave officers promoted after mandatory paid leave and grief counseling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Contempt of cop.

    Brave officers promoted after mandatory paid leave and grief counseling...
    Thank god they were not hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Thank god they were not hurt.
    Betcha a cyber dime that there's a DA who refuses to indict these idiots for murder....

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    "He died in the truck they let him sit in the truck for 45 minutes and bleed out. The ambulance was here. There were several witnesses," Butcher said.
    Murder 1

    Nothing will be done.

    And it will happen again today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Betcha a cyber dime that there's a DA who refuses to indict these idiots for murder....
    Not taking that, even if you showed me ten to one.

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    Derp, old story from last year.

    Don't recall seeing it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Derp, old story from last year.

    Don't recall seeing it though.
    Man is still dead though.

    Shows how permanent of consequences there are when a trigger happy pig decides his personal safety/esteem is worth more than someone else's.

    The cop still working, enjoying his rewarding career?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asurfaholic View Post
    Man is still dead though.

    Shows how permanent of consequences there are when a trigger happy pig decides his personal safety/esteem is worth more than someone else's.

    The cop still working, enjoying his rewarding career?
    Surprise surprise, no.



    2 Cannon County deputies found guilty in fatal shooting

    Sep. 21, 2013

    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...nclick_check=1

    Two Cannon County sheriff’s deputies were found guilty in U.S. District Court in Nashville on Friday of using excessive deadly force and are liable for $2.25 million in damages to the victim’s family.

    Deputies Reed Bryson and Jordan McGee were found to have violated the Fourth Amendment rights of Richard Butcher, 28, whom they shot and killed as he was driving in circles in the front yard of his Woodbury home in February 2012.

    A jury deliberated for more than eight hours Thursday and Friday before finding the deputies guilty and their supervisors, Cannon County Executive Mike Gannon and Cannon County Sheriff Darrell Young, not guilty.

    According to the civil lawsuit, Bryson and McGee responded to a report of stolen property in a black pickup truck matching the description of that of Butcher. Upon arriving at the scene, the deputies approached the vehicle and began shooting, according to the plaintiff, Butcher’s brother, Nicholas.

    13 shots fired

    The officers knew the victim, whom they had arrested previously, and called him by name when they encountered him in his truck. They said they ordered him to stop driving, but he refused. Bryson said that he feared the truck would strike him and that he feared for his life when he opened fire.

    Bryson fired 10 rounds, while McGee fired three, according to Luke Evans, attorney for the plaintiff. Two bullets hit Butcher — one in the right leg and the other in the back of the head.

    Attorneys representing Nicholas Butcher called a series of witnesses, including neighbors, a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation specialist and an emergency medical service responder.

    Shelly Betts, firearms specialist with the TBI, testified that the angle at which the bullets struck supported the plaintiff’s contention that the deputies fired on the victim while he was driving in circles. No explanation was given for why Richard Butcher was driving in circles.

    Nicholas Butcher said in the lawsuit that the sheriff and county executive also were liable for damages because they had not adequately trained the offending deputies. The jury disagreed.

    “My client started this journey in an attempt to seek justice for the death of Ricky Butcher,” Evans said. “And gratefully they were able to see that come to fruition earlier today when the jury returned their verdict against the deputies.”

    Two Cannon County deputies were ordered by a judge to pay $2.25 million to the family of a man they fatally shot. The amount was wrong in an earlier version of this story.






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