Something has always puzzled me and I imagine a lot of other people. In a normal shooting death involving a civilian, police are able to determine if a crime was committed very quickly.
If someone was shot they find out who did it, determine if it was justified and either arrest the person or clear them. They clearly explain if they are looking for the gun, if it was self defense or an accident.
In a police-involved shooting everything is secret and takes years to figure out, if ever. There are no facts given to us, no explanation of what they are looking for, why it’s taking so long. To the public it appears they are stalling, hoping for a way to cover up what happened.
These incidents need to be made as open and transparent as civilian incidents. Hiding the progress from the public doesn’t inspire trust that they are being honest or truthful.
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Perhaps if we had the facts, we might judge them more favorably.