Police fired 110 shots at Angilo Freeland, 27, the target of a massive manhunt in central Florida following the shooting death of Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Williams Thursday.
“That’s all the bullets we had, or we would have shot him more,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel newspaper."
I have a problem with this.
I have a really big problem with this.
The man was hiding under a fallen oak. Allegedly he had a gun in his hand. Allegedly he had executed a Florida deputy on Thursday.
Did he deserve to die? Probably.
But, when you have a group of law enforcement agents so angry that they hit a man 68 times, then THEY are out of control and they are the ones that we have hired to maintain control. I don't care how angry they were. To my mind, from the sheriff on down, they all deserve to be fired and quite possibly be prosecuted themselves.
I've never been of a mind to live in Florida. This incident only reinforces that decision.