Originally Posted by Ataturk
Again, it's no different than any other deadly weapon. If the guy had gotten away, made it to a roadblock, and driven over a cop trying to stop him, would you say the cop brought that on himself too?
The car did not move on its own. The guy started it, put it into gear, and almost certainly hit the gas, knowing full well that he was threatening the cop: either let me go or I will drag you along with me. Your argument is specious.
As far as the timing of the stills, I am not in a position at the moment to count the frames between the gunshot and the second frame, but IIIRC it is not significant enough to account for the distance. That, the account of one of the witnesses that the officer was dragged before he fired, and the fact that you can hear the car rev before the shot all point toward the vehicle moving at the time of the shot.
This is why many jurisdictions instruct their officers to NOT engage in high speed chases. The danger to the general public is greatly amplified in these situations. Let the guy go, find out where he lives and arrest him there. It's also completely irrelevant. Nice try though.
Your argument that a cop VOLUNTARILY being dragged a couple of feet, if you so believe the car was moving prior to shot fired, constitutes deadly force on an unarmed person is plain wrong.
The witness being another University Officer makes him a 100% credible source, as they are properly taught how to be the best witnesses for their fellow cops, right?