You’ve got to be kidding me. This is now the excuse in cop-hating Obamaland.
The sister of an ex-convict charged with fatally shooting a Memphis police officer during a struggle says her brother was just trying to defend himself because the officer was manhandling him and being too aggressive.
Callie Watkins, 28, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that her brother, 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn, told her during a phone conversation after the shooting but before his arrest that he was forcibly pulled out of a car by Officer Sean Bolton on Saturday night. Police have said that Bolton approached the 2002 Mercedes Benz on foot after pulling up in his squad car, and that it was parked illegally during a drug deal.
Watkins said her brother described the officer putting Wilbourn in a hold and telling him to put his arms up. But, she said, Wilbourn told the officer that he couldn’t because his arms were restrained. That’s when the scuffle escalated, she said.
Police said Wilbourn took out a gun and shot Bolton multiple times. Bolton died at a hospital.
‘He needed to defend himself,’ Watkins said. ‘It’s self-defense against an aggressive officer. It was kill or be killed.’
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