Officer won't face charges for shooting suspect inside police station

The Bucks County, Pa., district attorney declined to press charges against a police officer who shot a suspect inside the New Hope Police Department on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
1:28 | 04/13/19

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Personal seat Brian Riley walked into the police holding cell what do you hope it's march 3 he had just been arrested and charged for retaliation against the victim and simple assault. And he begins to arm fastened his belt. Then you're about to see a rectangular object consistent with the drug bag fall from his waistline Riley immediately covers it with his foot. Next the second officer who it is about yelled taser. Instead he pulls this Byron that she has rightly. Immediately after the shots the original flushing investigators say during a struggle Riley reached the toilet flush alleged drug backing. The immediate moments after surely become overtaken by paying. In fear he's about to die but he's surviving today early investigation. Bucks County DA that you want to show to explain why the officer who fired. It won't face charges this was an honest mistake. Went on an unfortunate consequence weintraub says he does not condone shooting by any courtesy of the officer honestly felt threatened by Riley. Nature of his arrest like drove also says the officer who retired on April 10 had a career full of accomplishments. We worked comprehensive and what I consider to be there is that number congregations. And letters of support for this officer over his like the career. Far outweighs that of our minor infractions deputy mayor had in his historical past.

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