Police shoot an “unarmed” man…… That is the headline to any news story the media and Black Lives Matter can exploit. But being “unarmed” does not mean a person cannot be a threat to someone’s life does it? No!
A white police officer is back at work in northeastMississippi, weeks after a grand jury declined to indict him in the shooting death of a black man who ran from a traffic stop.
City spokeswoman Leesha Faulkner confirmed Wednesday that Tyler Cook is carrying out administrative duties at the Tupelo Police Department.
Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert died June 18 after police said he ran from a traffic stop and Cook and a police dog found him hiding under a house. An autopsy showed 37-year-old Shumpert was shot four times.
The shooting has prompted multiple protests, and Shumpert’s relatives are seeking $35 million in a federal lawsuit against the city of nearly 35,700 residents
Note the media played the race card eagerly, and early. But waited, of course, to add context late in the story