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Cop convicted of murder after video showed him needlessly taser boy riding ATV – from his patrol car – killing him

Cop convicted of murder after video showed him needlessly taser boy riding ATV – from his patrol car – killing him

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After horrifying video showed a cop kill a boy on an ATV by firing his taser from his patrol car window, the cop has been convicted. It took nearly nine months and several petitions by the Detroit Free Press until Michigan State Police (MSP) and Detroit Police allowed the body camera and dash camera footage to be released showing the minutes leading up to and the hours following the tasing murder of Damon Grimes by MSP Trooper Mark Bessner. The 16 hours of recordings show the horror, outrage, and insensitive comments made by many officers on the scene. One video even recorded the moment of his death. Now, Bessner has finally been convicted for his actions. Last year, Bessner was charged with second-degree murder for tasering the teen on the ATV. On Wednesday, a jury convicted him of the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter, despite the horrific nature of the incident. “There can be no question that Mark Bessner knew that (he) was going to cause some serious harm to Damon…
Source: Cop convicted of murder after video showed him needlessly taser boy riding ATV – from his patrol car – killing him

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