Consequences & Repercussions: Atlanta-Area Cop To Face Lawsuit For Firing 8 Shots And Injuring Unarmed Teen
Lawsuit Against Cobb County Cop Who Shot Unarmed Teen Upheld
Day after day we report on police shootings the place the trigger-happy officer faces little to no penalties, immediately we’re joyful to report the other.
According to the AJC, a Cobb County police officer, James Caleb Elliott, should reply in courtroom as to why he fired eight pictures at unarmed then-16-year-old Neghasi Middleton, certainly one of which struck him within the thigh.
The incident was captured on Elliott’s physique digital camera and primarily based on that video U.S. District Court Judge Mark Cohen determined that the civil lawsuit filed towards the officer held benefit.
Back on Nov. 6, 2016, Elliott responded to a name a couple of suspicious wanting automobile that contained Middleton and three different youths. After getting their names and birthdates, Elliott ran the plates and realized the PT Cruiser had been in a carjacking. The officer got here again together with his gun drawn and instructed the boys to get out of the automobile and lay on the bottom. Middleton, in concern for his life as a result of police ain’t s#!t, started to run away. Elliott then fired eight pictures at him and struck him as soon as.
Elliott resigned from the drive however Cobb County grand jury decided that the taking pictures was justified, due to course, the white cop HAD to shoot the unarmed Black boy. SMH.
This isn’t Elliott’s first time on the police brutality rodeo.
The lawsuit notes that there have been three different complaints filed towards Elliott. One alleged he was “too aggressive” with a girl who sought help for her husband. Another stated he demonstrated a racial bias throughout an accident investigation. Another alleged he used extreme drive by pointed his gun at a girl’s chest with out justification after he mistakenly went to the mistaken tackle on a name.
F**ok 12. We hope this man loses the whole lot he owns on this lawsuit.