August 23, 2016

SO SAD! Police shoot Deaf & Dumb Driver dead while trying to communicate with sign language

This is sad! An investigation has been launched after a police officer shot dead a deaf and mute driver who witnesses say was trying to communicate using sign language.

Daniel Kevin Harris was pulled over for speeding on Thursday after cops said he led them on a brief pursuit in Charlotte, North Carolina. As the 29-year-old stopped close to his home a state trooper pulled his gun as Harris got out of his car.

Police say there was a "brief encounter" between the two men before the gun was fired but witnesses claim the father-of-one, who was unarmed, was shot almost instantly. He died at the scene.

Mr Harris’s neighbours are furious over his death. “You’re pulling someone over who is deaf, they are handicapped. To me, what happened is totally unacceptable,” Mark Barringer said.

“They should have de-escalated and been trained to realise that this is an entirely different situation.”

A report by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police stated Mr Harris as being hearing and speech impaired but did not give further details about his impairments.

The trooper was identified as Jermaine Saunders, who has now been placed on administrative leave.

8 comments:

ats three said...

Very sad indeed. The overzealousness of some officers of the law home and abroad is really annoying. RIP to the dead.

samaila sulaiman said...

So sad

eniola lawal said...

Really sad

mummy twins said...

So sad.rest in peace

SPACO said...

so sad

Hassan Aderemi said...

Too bad & so sad

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

I don't know when American police will stop their madness... Killing innocent people like dogs

inumidun said...

Eeyah, nt fair..