Community Outraged at Police Officer Pointing Gun at Teens
Some members of the community called for the officers involved to be fired for holding the teens at gunpoint, but Chief Kevin Roberts said the officer’s actions were justified.
Summary of incident:
1. Teens were seen to be playing with a gun in the parking lot of a store.
2. Police officer gets 911 call reporting suspicious persons with a gun.
3. Officer finds the suspects and points his gun at the suspects and trys to conduct his investigation.
4. Bystanders interfere endangering the lives of the suspects and the officers.
5. Officer successfully de-escalates the situation.
6. The suspects admitted to the police that they had a gun replica BB gun and surrendered it to the police.
7. Family of suspects and community members are outraged at the officer’s actions and demand they be fired.
8. The police chief is defending his officer’s actions and refusing to fire them.
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