Dark_Delusion t1_jaktgca wrote

>“They knew they were about to be sued, so they decided they need to turn this guy into a hero,” Killmer said. “They gave him a Purple Heart because he hurt himself when he was killing Richard.”He added: “They had to defend an unjustifiable killing. So they wanted to have a hero at the head of the lineup for them.”

Sums things up perfectly.

Based on the video, they had him pinned on the ground. They probably had a taser. Still, they shot.

Three times.

They found that the victim was innocent and still decided to award Purple Award to the officers involved in the shooting.

Also, not familiar with US system but wasn't purple hearts for military personnel who were injured in service? Was it for cops too?