|A woman was ran over by the law. Tulsa Police are under another scandal involvimg the law using force on a suspect in unnecessary ways. But is this justified?|
BE WARNED THE FOOTAGE SHOWN IS GRAPHIC. WE DO NOT ENCOURAGE ANY VIOLENCE AGAINST ANYONE. WE BELIEVE IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. WE BELIEVE THAT THOSE INVOLVED IN THIS ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS ONLY A GRAND JURY WILL DECIDE THE FATE. IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION, SOME WILL SAY THIS WAS JUSTIFIED. OTHERS WILL SAY THIS WAS COLD-BLOODED MURDER. WE DO NOT CONDONE OR CONDEMN IT.
THOSE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT MAKE SPLIT DECISIONS. WHETHER THE DECISION WAS RIGHT OR WRONG, A POLICE OFFICER IS GAMBLING THEIR LIVES AS WELL AS OTHERS WHEN THEY MAKE IT.
Once again the Tulsa Police are under fire for some of the most reckless decisions performed by their officers. The dashcam release shows Jonathan Grafton running over an armed suspect.
The suspect did fire upon the officers. But the actions by Grafton drives the question whether excessive force was justified especially when he used his patrol car to run over 21-year old Madison Sueann Dickson.
Dickson who had prior offenses was in a vehicle when the law cornered her. She would exit the vehicle and start firing at officers. Grafton at a split second raced up the sidewalk and ran her over with no remorse.
She was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital. The state is calling the death a homicide and this could be a potential cannon firing for Grafton. He had six years on the force.
He is in the freezer pending an preliminary hearing to determined if the use of force was justified.
No officer used their service weapons in this incident.
Dickson did fire upon the officers. No officers were injured.
Dickson had mental issues. She had been in trouble mostly for improper firearm usage, stolen property and drug use.
They even deployed the Taser on her when she was screaming in pain.
This incident comes fresh after the Terrance Crutcher shooting. The officer Betty Shelby is facing involuntary manslaughter and homicide charges. She was involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man who was stopped in the middle of the road.
She plead not guilty. She could face LIFE in the iron college if the jury is convinced that she deliberately murdered a man after he refused an order.