01/16/2014

Dallas chief: Video confirms officer firing was justified

Officer Amy Wilburn was fired for not following proper procedure when she shot an unarmed passenger

By James Rose
FOX 4

DALLAS — Dallas Police Chief David Brown spoke out for the first time Wednesday about his decision to release dash cam video of a controversial police shooting.

Officer Amy Wilburn, who's in the video, was fired for not following proper procedure when she shot an unarmed passenger, Kelvion Walker, at the end of a carjacking and chase. The video shows Wilburn rushing up to a stolen car, drawing her gun and shooting Walker.

The use of deadly force is the debate being talked about. The Dallas Police Association says a lot of officers are now thinking twice about using deadly force because they don't want to get fired and possibly face criminal charges if they do. Chief Brown, however, says the video confirms what Officer Wilburn did wrong, and what other cops can learn from it.

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