A former police officer in Arlington, Texas, who fatally shot a woman as he was aiming for her dog has been indicted on a charge of criminally negligent homicide.
A Tarrant County grand jury indicted former Arlington police officer Ravinder Singh on a charge of criminally negligent homicide.
"The officer retreated backwards from the running dog while drawing his duty firearm," according to the press release."The officer discharged his firearm multiple times towards the dog. After the shots were fired, the woman yelled out and it was apparent she was injured."
Body-camera video released Wednesday by the District Attorney's Office shows Singh walking down a sidewalk when he approaches Brooks."Hello? Are you okay?" Singh shouts in the video, which was obtained by NBC News. Brooks appears to respond.
"Is that your dog?" Singh says.As the dog runs toward Singh, he backs away and pulls out his gun. Several shots are heard on the video followed by Brooks' scream."What the f---. Oh my God," she says in the video.Singh radios that shots have been fired and then approaches Brooks. The 31-year-old mother-of-three was shot in the chest and later died at a hospital.
Brooks' father said his daughter was waiting for her boyfriend when she was approached by the officer."That day she was simply sitting in the shade of a tree with her 6-month-old puppy waiting for her boyfriend to come back from work," he said, questioning why Singh used his gun to stop the dog.
"He had a baton, he had mace, he had Taser. There's a de-escalation of force," Troy Brooks said."This was a panicked 25-year-old man who was scared of a 6-month-old puppy."The dog was injured in the shooting and is now being cared for by Troy Brooks.
The Arlington Police Department declined to comment when contacted Thursday.Singh was hired as a police officer in July 2018 and resigned from the department in November 2019, a few months after the shooting. Read more: NBC News »
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Seriously they are the most fragile people they should not be allowed weapons. This is awful That is a gross undercharge. Could’ve easily charged him with felony murder, since the victim was killed while he was committing felonious animal abuse. An interesting case. Most cops never draw their weapon during their law enforcement career. Yet they are expected to react like a battle hardened veteran. Better training would help. truth
Was he supposed to let the dog attack him? But The dog was a career criminal and woman was on drug. ALL COPS should just walk off the job ! It is surreal how Cops are being treated by our new PUSSIFIED America!!! How’s the dog? Only thing I can say is cops job is not easy.. we expect them to do too much.. and they do not have option to go wrong.. If you serve food in drive thru, the biggest mistake you is to forget to give straw or pack napkins but if you are cop.. your single mistake can kill someone.
derenziobandit Unintentional or intentional, it's still gun violence. Well_Regulated_ Damn that was sad . negligence I don’t know . Prayers for them and there familys rolandsmartin Interesting If you watch the video it looks like his shots went array and this was an accident. If a aggressive pitbull is charging you what would you do if you have a gun. His actions were a bit reckless but he did not mean to shoot this women.
sad rolandsmartin I don't believe he was supposed to cover up the camera. Haven’t heard about this.......hmmmm 🤔 is that because it’s a RED State PressSec realDonaldTrump Grand jury indictment or no, this is going to be a tough case to make for the prosecution. She had an aggressive dog in a public space and announced himself in more than enough time for her to secure her dog. The dog did lunge and that is a scenario where most would defend
PCUnitedPage JFC. This is horrific. I live in Texas and I have a gun so you SOBs better watch the F out I will kill anything that moves. I am a trained gun owner. I don't mind spending the rest of my life in Prison with people that like me. I thought we were all told it was racist talking about a White person being a victim. I'm so confused.
It should be mentioned it was a miniature poodle. Don’t agree with this one at all Not guilty: reasonable doubt. You would think that he would know better. Shame! But that dog was a felon and on drugs, had a wrap sheet from here to Amarillo. Wow! Honest your honour, I was totally aiming for her dog when I shot that woman 17 times ... cop humor at it's best.
No wonder Police support Trump, they're idiots too! Wow it looked like he was shooting at a dog getting ready to attack him but whatever don’t let facts get into the way Should he have let dog attack him? I'm just here for the comments attempting to justify the shooting. We are all less safe when in the presence of guns.
why are there so many idiot cops murdering people? where are the BlueLivesMatter folks? TX and guns.
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