Fort Worth, TX - A Tarrant County grand jury has declined to indict the Fort Worth police officer who fatally shocked a mentally ill man with a taser earlier this year. The county medical examiner earlier ruled that the April 18 death of Michael Patrick Jacobs Jr. was a homicide. ... [LINK]
This case is walking a very fine line between it being "justifiable homicide" and it being an accidental killing. The question of the officer's intent seems to be a bit unclear. Did the officer intended to (justifiably?) kill Mr. Jacobs? Was it an accident that the officer held the trigger down for almost a minute?
One thing is very nearly certain. This case is not over.
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