Two Police Killings in Past Month
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Hi, there. I know you probably receive hundreds of messages each day, but this is really important to me and my community. There have been two separate times that police have been called to help a person that was suicidal and ended up shooting and killing them in my small town of Oroville, California in the past 1.5 months.
This shooting happened very recently. As reported by KRCRTV:
For the family of Bush, these have been the toughest days of their lives. Bush was shot and killed by Butte County Deputy Ben Cornelius Sunday night on Refuge Avenue in Palermo.
Investigators claim he pointed a gun at deputies.
“When the dog got there Cory threw the pellet gun down after he was holding it at port arms,” said Bush’s stepson, Daniel Menzes. “The barrel wasn’t pointed at anybody.”
Menzes said he saw the whole thing, and Bush didn’t want to hurt anyone.
“He was like this about to grab it back up,” said Menzes. “He said it’s just a pellet gun and then when he was coming back up about right here … boom, boom, boom.”
Deputies responded to bush’s home after family members reported he was having a nervous breakdown, tearing up the house and making suicidal statements.
“I told them he has a pellet gun,” said Menzes. “He doesn’t want to hurt anybody. He’s trying to hurt himself. Don’t do anything and then the guy said okay.”
There is also another one, reported by Chicoer News.
Both times, officers have been put on administrative leave, getting paid for their actions towards their fellow man.
Thank you for your time and I hope you can share this around to spread awareness.