On April 30, 2015, a San Diego cop shot and killed a homeless man who carried a pen in his hand. According to a report by the district attorney’s office, Officer Browder feared for his life when he fatally shot 42 year old Fridoon Rawshan Nehad. Officer alleged the victim advanced on him in a menacing manner.
The incident was filmed by a surveillance camera of a nearby business, and appears to show the officer shooting first, asking questions later. The victim is shown leisurely walking down the alley without bothering anyone. When the police car shows up, the victim is blinded by its lights, and unable to tell it’s a police car, he just walks to the side to get out of the car’s way. The officer is far enough from the victim to not be in any immediate danger. He doesn’t appear to identify himself, and does not give the victim reasonable time to respond. He simply sees a guy carrying something in his hand and opens fire without second guessing.
This has got to be one of the few executions by police after which the cops did not handcuff the lifeless victim and leave him bleed out. The cop must have realized he should have asked questions before shooting, not the other way around, and tried to help the guy. For some strange reason, he didn’t focus on the paid vacation cops get after killing someone.