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Re: Police Kill Innocent Man / Swatting Incident

Postby gfrlaser » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:37 pm


A California man accused of making a hoax call in connection to an online quarrel between two “Call of Duty” gamers that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Kansas has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Tyler Barriss, 25, made his first court appearance in Kansas via video link from jail on Friday following his extradition from Los Angeles. The 25-year-old was also charged with giving false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer. Bond was set at $500,000.
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Re: Police Kill Innocent Man / Swatting Incident

Postby catfish86 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:41 am


This article has some additional details.

The charge of involuntary manslaughter carries a sentence ranging 31 months to 136 months. That is 2 yrs 1 mo to 11 yrs 4 mos in human years and depends on criminal record. Not sure if history of doing the same thing prior without getting somebody killed counts for that.

Second tidbit:

Sedgwick County district attorney Marc Bennett told reporters following the brief hearing that he is still reviewing whether any charges will be filed against the police officer, and once he makes a determination that decision would be made public. He said he was awaiting a final autopsy report.

Seeing the released video it is hard to see what the guy is dong before being shot. At the end of the day, I believe there needs to be consequences for being wrong and shooting an unarmed man. Take into account a man with no reason to believe that law enforcement should be on his doorstep doesn't follow directions to a T...btw, I heard "show us your hands" and "walk this way" but nothing about keeping hands in the air. You are behind cover and in body armor, not that those are guarantees of no harm but you shouldn't be so jumpy as to shoot for no real reason.
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