Father ‘utterly terrified’ after trooper points gun at his 7-year-old during traffic stop – The Washington Post



The Arizona Department of Public Safety is standing by the trooper’s actions: “This case is a prime example of how things should be done.”

“Our trooper had a set of facts in front of him and responded the way he was trained, the way that was safest for him and his public,” Cecil said. “Putting yourself in the trooper’s position: He’s giving commands, he’s yelling, he’s not getting a response. Should he de-escalate the yelling? Or should he escalate? … You weren’t there. And I wasn’t there.”

Cecil confirmed that Villegas pointed a gun at the 7-year-old, but did so unintentionally, and that he threatened to shoot Walton because he “perceived a threat.”

“We’re not disputing that our trooper said those things,” Cecil said. “He absolutely did.”

Source: Father ‘utterly terrified’ after trooper points gun at his 7-year-old during traffic stop – The Washington Post

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