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Brickbat: Defund These Police?

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Redmond, Washington police officers shot Andrea Churna six time, killing her. Churna was unarmed and lying in the hallway just outside of her apartment. It was September 20, 2020. According to the King County Sheriff’s Office investigating the incident, the shooter and the other officers present at the scene refused to cooperate in the investigation. These officers did not speak to the sheriff’s deputys, but provided statements that were unsigned and undated by their union lawyer. The local prosecutor is yet to bring any charges. Churna, who was suffering from mental problems, called the police believing someone wanted to murder her. She was also armed when they arrived and she admitted to firing one shot. However, The Seattle TimesReports state that she had set the weapon down, and was lying there on the ground for three minutes prior to being shot.

Brickbat: How can we defund these police? Reason.com first published this article