A new account of the fatal shooting of two Texas police officers on Sunday has emerged, shedding light on the tense moments that led to the death of an unarmed man.
According to the new account, a former police officer, Kevin Faulkner, who is now in prison, said that after the two officers shot Faulkners, who was unarmed, “They didn’t hear him.
They just heard a noise and that’s when they went in to open fire.
The account contradicts statements by a police union official, who claimed that Faulkneds hands were raised, but that “he was not moving or pointing toward anything when the shots were fired.”
The account also contradicts the account given by Faulkns son, who said that the officers did not use their Tasers on Faulknor when they shot him.”
I was in shock, and I could hear his son saying, ‘Mom, my daddy, he was dead,'” the son, now identified as Michael Faulkney, told the Dallas Times. “
He was dead in my hands.”
“I was in shock, and I could hear his son saying, ‘Mom, my daddy, he was dead,'” the son, now identified as Michael Faulkney, told the Dallas Times.
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”
Faulkner’s account contradicts the official account given in a report from the Dallas Police Department’s Internal Affairs division.
A police union representative told the Times that the account “doesn’t make sense.”
“You can’t tell me that two people were in a fight over a Taser, and they fired eight shots and it didn’t even go off, and it just hit him,” said the union official.
“You can only say that one officer fired the first eight shots, but I think that’s not accurate.”
The official union statement said that officers are allowed to use deadly force only when there is “near certainty” that they have a “reasonably good” chance of inflicting “serious bodily injury or death.”
“There was no probable cause to believe that the suspect was armed or posed an immediate threat to the officers, the statement said.
Faulkenner was shot and killed by two officers who are on paid administrative leave, according the Dallas Independent Journal-News.