The cops can get away with worse than that. Review: Birk didn't have cause believe Williams a threat | Seattle 911 - A Police and Crime Blog - seattlepi.com BTW: Williams was shot in the back, and died...cost the City of Seattle $1.3M and a monument in one of their parks to Williams, but Birk was never charged.Going from verbal straight to deadly force... no spray? No taser? No baton? The guy is unarmed, naked, sounds like he was either on drugs and/or mentally ill. Sure - he was advancing towards the cop and challenging him to a fist-fight. But having to shoot him? Really?
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If any of us shot an unarmed naked person under the same scenario - we'd be up on Murder 2nd charges.