The news is out: [Two Oklahoma police officers were charged with second-degree murder this week in the Taser death of a 28-year-old man last year, authorities report.
The charges follow a season of protests against police brutality and systemic racism after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Jared Lakey, 28, died on July 6, 2019, after being tased multiple times by officers Joshua Taylor, 25, and Brandon Dingman, 34, of the Wilson Police Department.
The town is about 100 miles south of Oklahoma City.
The officers were responding to a call that “involved Lakey acting in a disorderly way,” according to a statement from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI).
“According to court documents, Officer Dingman deployed his Taser 23 times for a total of 114 seconds of tasing over nine minutes. Officer Taylor deployed his Taser 30 times for 122 seconds total,” the station reported.
Lakey made no aggressive moves, and the officers did not try to restrain him, KXII reported.]
Cops are not beyond killing their own. In my books, I predicted that cops would start killing white people.