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A broadcast conducted by Lawrence O’Donnell has highlighted the laws that assisted in Darren Wilson’s success against the courts. Just before Wilson testified against his indictment that he shot and killed Michael Brown in cold blood, a statute was handed out to the Grand Jury by Assistant District Attorney Kathy Alizadeh.
The copy of the statute that was handed out to the jury was of a 1979 Missouri Law that had been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1985. As she proceeded to hand out the copy she said “I’m going to pass out to you all, you all are going to receive a copy of a statute. It is section 563.046, and it is, it says law enforcement officers use of force in making an arrest, and it is the law on what is permissible, what force is permissible and when in making an arrest by a police officer.”
What she handed the jury was something that “had not been law in Missouri during her entre legal career,” according to O’Donnell. He continues to highlight how she was telling the Grand Jury “…that it is legal to shoot fleeing suspects simply because they are fleeing…she was making it impossible for Darren Wilson to fail in front of this Grand Jury.”
The portion that was ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court, says that a police officer is “…justified in the use of such physical force as he or she reasonably believes is immediately necessary to effect the arrest or to prevent the escape from custody.”
In the announcement, O’Donnell makes a valid point that the case of Darren Wilson vs Michael Brown is “…one of the most important cases of police use of deadly force since 1985.”