VIDEO: Watch Cop’s Anguished Reaction After he is Forced to Kill Man in the Line of Duty
The police department in Billings, Mont., has released a dash cam video showing a police officer’s reaction after shooting a man high on methamphetamine last April. This video, revealing what really happens behind the scenes, provides quite a contrast to the protests against police brutality and racism flooding the nation currently.
While investigating a high-crime area, Officer Grant Morrison believed 38-year-old Richard Ramirez was reaching for a gun. Morrison repeatedly asked him to put his hands in the air, but Ramirez did not comply, forcing Morrison to shoot him. Afterwards, Morrison can be seen with his head in his heads, unable to even stand up, crying out in anguish.
According to IJ Review,
This week, a ruling from a seven-person jury found Morrison’s actions justified. Morrison told the jury:
“I knew in that moment, which later was determined to be untrue, but I knew in that moment that he was reaching for a gun. I couldn’t take that risk. … I wanted to see my son grow up.”
Fortunately, the dash cam probably helped clear Morrison of any suspicion that the shooting was not justified. But the riots across the country against police officers shooting minorities must be taking a toll on police officers everywhere. No doubt Morrison’s agonizing after the shooting was made doubly worse realizing he could lose his job, his reputation and perhaps more if accused of racism.
Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.