Raleigh, N.C. — The Raleigh law enforcement officer who shot a gentleman alongside Interstate 440 in January will not confront prices.
Raleigh police responded to a crash involving Daniel Turcios and his family members on Jan. 11. When officers arrived, they located Turcios experienced a knife in his hand and was upset, according to human body digital camera footage reviewed by WRAL Information.
In that system camera footage produced just after shooting, Turcios is viewed holding a modest knife a couple of inches from a firefighter. An officer asks Turcios to place his knife down, and he shakes his head no. Right after refusing to fall the knife, Turcios was stunned in the back with a Taser.
He nonetheless did not fall the knife, which led police to shoot and eliminate him, the overall body digicam video exhibits.
Officer A.A, Smith shot Turcios 5 moments after he refused to fall his knife.
Turcios was shot in the upper body, torso and correct thigh, in accordance to his autopsy. No substances were in his bloodstream aside from nicotine and caffeine, the autopsy report states.
In a report released on Wednesday, the Wake County District Attorney’s Business office claimed Turcios was “acting erratically, wielding a knife and refusing to follow officer instructions even as additional civilians on scene pleaded with him in Spanish to do so.”
The report explained less than those people situation, deploying a Taser was not in violation of any legislation.
As law enforcement tried using to choose Turcios into custody, the report claimed he “violently swung” the knife at officers and tried to get up “coming in near get hold of with the knife with much more than one officer.”
The report said dependent on individuals specifics, the “use of deadly drive in that second by the Raleigh police officer was not unlawful,” and simply because of that, there would be no prison prosecution.