Hello ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the time has come to make a decision. Here is what we know. On the day of February 6, 2012, Trayvon Martin was walking to his father’s house after getting a drink and skittles from a local gas station. On his way home he was spotted by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch person, who noticed Trayvon and believed he looked suspicious.
This article relates to law because the officers could be held liability for the death. The victim involved in this particular case is Freddie Gray. He died while in police custody from several sustained injuries. The six police officers that were involved in the case are being charged with manslaughter and second-degree murder. The article
Police Officer Pantaleo arrested Garner “for allegedly selling loose cigarettes” (www.npr.org). During the arrest, Officer Pantaleo had put Garner in a chokehold position which caused Garner to suffocate. There was a video posted on YouTube of Garner saying he was not able to breathe while he was being held in a headlock. The man died because of the chokehold, but the grand jury, back in December of 2014, did not charge Officer Pantaleo. People protested in reaction to the officer not being charged for the death of Eric Garner and that led to the launch of the civil rights investigation for this case by the Justice Department (www.npr.org).
Officer Hymon used his flashlight and could tell that Garner was unarmed. Officer Hymon then told Garner to stop but Garner started to climb the chain link fence. That 's when Officer Hymon shot and killed Garner. A purse and ten dollars were found in Garner 's possession from the house. Hymon admitted in court that Garner appeared to be unarmed.
Garner was clearly not a very healthy man, said to weigh at least 350 lbs, he also had asthma. That being said, it would not have been easy for him to run or even get away. He also was not being aggressive or violent to anyone, including the officers. He was simply telling the officers (a bit annoyedly, but who wouldn’t have?) to leave him alone. Side note, if everyone were always complicit with authorities, this country would not be the “Land of the Free, and the Home of the
Sandra Bland died from the injuries she sustained during the traffic stop beating. On the video, Sandra claimed she suffered from epilepsy,a neurological disorder, while being held down on the pavement. It was possible that Sandra received some brain damage after the assault, resulting in a seizure. This seizure, when left untreated, will result in death. In short, the Police department will and should be held responsible for Sandra 's death.
Officer Hymon used deadly force to stop Mr. Garner. In Tennessee, Office Hymon was “acting under the authority of a Tennessee statue and pursuant to Police Department policy. This policy states, if after notice of the intention to arrest the defendant, he either flee or forcibly resist, the officer may use all the necessary means to effect the arrest" JUSTIA US Supreme Court Tennessee v. Garner 471 U.S. 1 (1985). Mr. Garner’s father thought the use of deadly force was wrong. However “the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed with regard to Hymon, finding that he had acted in good faith reliance on the Tennessee statute, and was therefore within the scope of his qualified immunity.”
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It can be hard to prosecute a cop for these actions due to the constant state of threat a cop’s life is at while doing their job and the unpredictability of their job. An example of an case where the police’s use of force were questioned was the Wardlaw v. Pickett case. In this case a man named, William C. Wardlaw decided to sue the United States Deputy Marshals, William Pickett and Albert Crew. Wardlaw claimed that the two violated his constitutional rights by using excessive force on him and falsing arresting and prosecuting him.
Because police brutality has increased to such extremes, misconduct has had many impacts on society and the law. Currently, there is great mistrust between citizens and police departments. Just as the King attacking caused riots in the L.A community, the recent brutality reports have caused major issues in cities nationwide. Some of these reports include the 1999, Amadou Diallo case when he came home from work and was shot at 41 times by the police and died. There was also the Eric Garner quandary in 2014 who was choked to death by police.
The four officers were brought to court and tried on charges of assault. During the trial, an officer argued that Rodney King resisted arrest, and that they believed King was under the influence of Phencyclidine (PCP) which caused him to be very aggressive and violent toward the officers. When the police thought King was reaching for a weapon near his waistband, they thought the use of force would be “necessary”. The officers did not handcuff King until he lied still.
Haimon noticed a man running through the courtyard of the house. It was Edward Garner. Haimon directed the light of his flashlight toward the fugitive, managed to see his face and hands and make sure that Garner was unarmed. According to police, they estimated the age of the suspect at 17-18. In fact, at the time of the events Eduard Garner was 15.
In February 2012, a 28-year-old man followed a 17-year-old youth and killed him on a residential street. The youth hadn’t done anything; he did not commit a crime, and he hadn’t provoked the older man. He was shot simply because he seemed “suspicious.” This was the story of Trayvon Martin’s death in Sanford, Florida at the hands of George Zimmerman (Cooper). Zimmerman, the killer, is a white man while Trayvon was an innocent black youth.