NORTH EAST, Md. —Autopsy results shed new details in the fatal shooting of a man in Cecil County Friday night by a Maryland state trooper.
The incident happened at a busy parking lot in North East, and a use of force investigation is underway.
This is another incident in which police video would be helpful in determining whether the use of force is justified, but there is none. While some state police cars have dashboard cameras, the one used by the trooper in this case was not so equipped.
In video taken by a bystander Friday night, a woman identifying herself as the wife of Charles Hall questioned the need for a Maryland state trooper to fire his gun.
"He sat on his lap and shot him in the (expletive) neck. He shot my husband ... while he was sitting on his lap after he maced him," Amanda Hall said.