Transcript for Officer charged with murder after man was shot, killed while handcuffed
This is the most difficult moment of my. Tenure as your chief of police. I appreciate your patience. I appreciate the patience of our partisan media. But our community knows that when I have the facts. You'll have the facts. For the past almost 24 hours I've remained in constant consultation. With members of our special investigations response team. Our criminal investigations division. Are forensic sciences division. And our use of force experts. This has been a thorough and exhaustive review of all form and manner of evidence available to us. As well as a review of the preliminary findings of the off the minute chief medical examiner for the gift of Columbia. And here are the facts. I am unable. To come to our community this evening and provide you with a reasonable explanation. For the events that occurred last night. I am an able to come to our community this evening and offer you a reasonable explanation. For the events that occurred last night. I have concluded that what happened last night. Is a crime. In his result. I have directed our special investigations response team to charge corporal Michael Owen with second degree murder. Manslaughter. And associated weapons charges. In the death. Of William green.
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