Thursday, August 10, 2017

Arkansas officers won't be charged in shooting that killed 16-year-old

The right decision was made.  When will people learn that pointing anything at police is a very bad idea?
Fox News reports two eastern Arkansas police officers won't face charges in the fatal shooting of a black teenager outside an emergency youth shelter, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Aries Clark, 16, was holding a black BB gun that looked like a handgun and raised it at officers before he was shot on July 25 in Marion, Prosecutor Scott Ellington said.

The prosecutor noted that body camera footage shows Clark raised what appeared to be a pistol toward the officers outside East Arkansas Youth Services. Ellington said the two officers involved -- Brannon Hinkle and Wesley Smith -- were justified in using lethal force.

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