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Thursday, September 13, 2012
TEXAS COP SHOOTS SUSPECT 41 TIMES — AND POLICE CONFISCATE CELLPHONE WITH PHOTOS OF IT ALL
A police officer in Garland, Texas, is under investigation after he he shot a man 41 times. But as if that wasn’t controversial enough, a witness who took images and video with a cellphone is angry after police confiscated the memory card containing the possibly damaging evidence.
The Dallas Morning News reports that theincident occurred after midnighton Aug. 31 when Officer Patrick Tuter spotted a white GMC pickup truck driven by Michael Allen who was involved in a police chase . Allen turned into a dead end, and trapped by Garland police was first reported to have hit a squad car as officers were trying to prevent his escape. It was this that lead Tuter, fearing for his life, to open fire.