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Cops Shoots and Kill Deaf Man as He Tries to Talk to them in Sign Language | North Carolina


An unarmed man was shot and killed  by cop in North Carolina following a brief pursuit. The man who was killed was hearing and speech impaired reports CBS News:
The report by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police provides no other details on the impairment of the 29-year-old driver, identified by the State Bureau of Investigation as Daniel Kevin Harris.
Police have indicated that Harris was hearing impaired, however, an online crowdfunding campaign set up in his name indicated Harris was deaf.
The incident began about 6:15 p.m. Thursday when a trooper tried to pull over a vehicle for a speeding violation on Interstate 485, the patrol said in a news release. The driver led authorities on a brief pursuit before stopping, according to the release.
Officials said that’s when the driver got out of his car and an encounter took place between the driver and the trooper, causing a shot to be fired. The driver died at the scene.
It is not clear if Harris was aware he was being pursued by police before the incident, which occurred not far from Harris’ home. It is also not clear if the officer was aware of Harris’ speech and hearing impairments.
The SBI identified the trooper as Jermaine Saunders. Highway Patrol officials said in a news release that he was placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure after an officer-involved shooting.
Is shoot first, ask questions later the new motto for law enforcement officers these days? SMH 

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