COPA has released the video of an unarmed autistic teen getting twice by a off-duty police officer! According to Officer Khalil Muhammed, 19 yr old Ricky Hayes looked like he was about to pull a gun on me and he walked up to the car and he had to shoot! According to the footage, it's not coinciding with what Officer Muhammed reported when he called 911.
According to the lawsuit filed in federal court, on the night of Aug. 13, 2017, Hayes was whistling and singing in the streets near the 1000 block of South Wood Street . He had been known to break out of his caretaker’s home in the past. Hayes was a ward of the state. As soon as he escaped the home he was assigned to at 1:25 a.m. that day, police were called and a missing person’s report was filled out. Roughly three hours later, Officer Khalil Muhammad tracked down Hayes on his own. Ricky was shot twice by Officer Muhammed and survived.
Officer Muhammed was allowed to keep his job after the shooting and has been striped of police powers. What do you think? Was the officer right or wrong? THOUGHTS?