In this harrowing video, an Oregon State Police officer shoots and kills an armed gunman. While it's hard to see in the bodycam footage, the suspect appears to have fire first. If the suspect did not fire first, he at least opened fire at the same time.
A grand-jury has ruled that officer's shooting of the suspect was justified.
Of course, anti-cop advocates are already calling foul. It's insane that even with footage of the event, anti-cop advocates don't understand the conditions in which an officer of the law is allowed to shoot a suspect.
While the Grand Jury decided the actions of the Oregon State Police officer were justified, there are an unfortunate number of cases on the rise where officers are not being cleared for clean shoots.
It's important to note that we don't justify all Police shootings, far from it. But if an officer acts within the use of force continuum set out by their department, they should be cleared.
Hopefully, this case will open the doors for more officers being cleared when they did the right thing. As always, let us know what you think in the comments below.