Newly launched body cam video shows a police officer appearing to a mental medical examination … and nearly instantly tasing and after that shooting a guy to death.
It’s a scary scene. As TMZ has actually reported, the occurrence decreased on January 10 in Kileen, Texas, after a household called the mental health system of the Sheriff’s Dept., something they had actually done effectively the day in the past.
52-year-old Patrick Warren had actually been having episodes where he was acting unpredictably. On January 9, a mental health officer appeared, spoke with Warren up until he was calm and after that took him to the healthcare facility where he got taken a look at and returned house. The video (above) shows Warren calmly strolling to the officer’s vehicle.
The following day, the household called once again, however this time there were no mental health officers readily available. Enter Officer Reynaldo Contreras, who did anything BUT deescalate the circumstance.
Warren opens the front door and Contreras nearly instantly threatens to tase him if he didn’t get on the ground and rapidly made great on that guarantee. Less than a minute later on, Warren was fatally shot.
The household and their attorney, well known civil liberties lawyer Lee Merritt, are requiring Contreras to be fired and charged with murder. Contreras is on administrative leave pending the outcomes of the examination.
The shooting is rapidly ending up being the book case of the requirement for de-escalation … something that plainly dealt with the mental health officer and something that was plainly overlooked by Contreras.