Police Release Camera Footage When It Makes Them Look Good

That was the order given, by Spokane Police Officer Chris McMurtrey, just before he and two other officers fired 18 rounds at Jason Smith. McMurtreyeven fired an extra(19th) round after Jason put his hands up.

The claim that the truck is a weapon is invalid. When the truck is stuck against another vehicle the officers have an opportunity to run. Even if Smith has succeeded in ramming through the police cruiser, none of the officers were in an any immediate harm. McMurtrey should have just said “If you put that truck in gear, I’m going to shoot you”.