This is the sort of stuff that pisses me off about the Austin Police Department. There were 15 people beating and climbing on this woman’s car while officers were 50 feet away. Instead of stopping them from harassing her, they shoot at her when she tries to get away from the mob. Why didn’t they nip it in the bud by stopping the mob?
If the cops can’t see 50 feet away, they either need to be retired due to poor eyesight or stop gawking at the drunken sorostitutes on 6th on Friday and Saturday nights.
According to statement from APD, it was at that time a crowd of up to 15 people began “striking” at the woman’s vehicle, causing her fear for her life. The woman drove erratically down the Sixth Street, causing one person on her vehicle to fall off. She then injured a second pedestrian who also was in the crowd.
Squealing tires caught the attention of APD officers who were about 40 to 50 feet away. Officer Robert Krummel, a three-year veteran to the department, only saw the vehicle attempting to travel at a high rate of speed down a closed street, and believed he was in danger of being struck. It was at that time fired several shots, hitting the windshield of the woman’s vehicle.
I’d like to point out this part in particular:
. . . a three-year veteran to the department, only saw the vehicle attempting to travel at a high rate of speed down a closed street . . .
A) Three years makes you a veteran of the police force? Damn. Must have an astronomical turnover rate.
B) Attempting to travel at a high rate of speed? Yeah. Not sure about that one.