Sunday, January 21, 2018
GOLDEN GHETTO SHOCK!!! SOCIAL MEDIA OUTCRY QUESTIONS OVERLAND PARK POLICE TACTICS AFTER REPORTEDLY SUICIDAL TEEN SHOT DEAD!!!
Right now a bitter debate in the suburbs rages over a weekend shooting and tactics used by Overland Park police.
First word, here's the and text to the Overland Park Police Statement on the sitch:
On January 20th, 2018 the Overland Park Police Department responded to the 9300 block of W.149th Terrace reference a welfare check of a suicidal male. As the responding officers approached the residence to make contact, the garage door opened and a vehicle exited the garage, moving rapidly toward one of the responding officers. The officer discharged his service weapon striking the male driver. The driver died at the scene.
The Johnson County Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team (OISIT) in conducting the investigation. The officers were uninjured and the officer involved was placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. The deceased male name is not being released at this time. If you have any information or witnessed this incident you are asked to call the Overland Park Police Department at 913-895-6300 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS
Nevertheless . . .
THE OVERLAND PARK POLICE CONFRONT SOCIAL MEDIA PUSH BACK AGAINST THEIR TACTICS IN THE KILLING OF THE YOUNG MAN!!!
Here's an example of the questions their facing and just a glimpse of the outrage that's lighting up their social media page . . .
A critic on the OPPD page writes: "Where are the trained mental health officers OP has hired?!? Why is this child dead? . . . I’ll never understand why a child threatening to hurt themselves & calls police in a cry for help ended up dead! This is a tragedy for all involved but quite frankly it’s due to a lack of training officers receive in mental health crisis. This could have been avoided. What a shame. RIP . . ."
Check the links:
Fox4: Victim identified in Overland Park officer-involved shooting
KCT5: 17-year-old killed in officer-involved shooting in Overland Park
KCUR: Blue Valley Northwest Student Fatally Shot By Overland Park Police
KSHB: Coach mourns 17-year-old killed in officer involved shooting
You decide . . .