Bradley King – Alone, in Crisis, Contained, Armed with a Small Knife

We see this story too often. I don’t have all the details on this case yet, and sometimes the details better explain the decision to use lethal force.

But this was a person alone in his home with a knife, who had called 911 for help, and ended up killed by the reserve deputies who arrived to check on his welfare.

I’m struck by local media. The reserved “officer-involved” to characterize the police actions, but “lunging” and “brandishing” to describe the victim.

Again, I can’t say that this killing was or wasn’t avoidable. I just know I see it far too often.

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