Video: The shooting of Daniel Shaver

The headline should be “The murder of Daniel Shaver” but the cop who pulled the trigger was acquitted of that charge yesterday. I’m not even going to preview the clip for you. Just turn up the sound and watch. Radley Balko, who’s spent years tracking cases of police brutality, calls it the worst police shooting he’s ever seen.

Is it reckless to shoot a sobbing, obviously terrified man who’s made every effort to comply with your instructions, right down to which leg should be...



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