“A Baltimore police officer has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect last December, State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby and interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced Wednesday.
The officer, 13-year veteran Wesley Cagle, is accused of shooting Michael Johansen, 46, in the 3000 block of E. Monument St. after he had been shot by two other officers. Cagle was charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault.
Mosby said the first two officers were justified in shooting Johansen because he refused to heed commands and made a move toward his waistband.
But Cagle “on his own initiative” came out of an alley, Mosby said, stood over Johansen, called him a “piece of [expletive]” and shot him in the groin.”
“He fell to the floor, his body partially inside of the store and his feet on the steps outside.
While Leary and Smith were covering him with their guns drawn, Mosby said, Cagle walked in and stood over him with his gun drawn. The man said to Cagle, “What did you shoot me with, a beanbag?”
According to Mosby, Cagle replied: “No, a .40-caliber, you piece of [expletive],” and fired one shot.
At the time of the incident, the Police Department said the officers fired because they believed they saw Johansen holding a “shiny object,” and that he was shot at least once in the upper torso. Police did not mention the gunshot wound to his groin area.”
And Baltimore wonders why they have riots
Let’s go back to the initial shooting
“Mosby said the first two officers were justified in shooting Johansen because he refused to heed commands and made a move toward his waistband.”
Of course he did
After all he was unarmed
Grabbing at your waistband when you don’t have a gun is a natural thing to do
I’ll believe those two when I see unedited video of it
These cops are eventually going to get what they deserve
Every single day there are more and more accounts and videos of crooked cops and citizens being gunned down
There is a veritable tidal wave of anti police sentiment building nation wide
Sooner or later it is going to come crashing down
And when it does, there is going to be hell to pay