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Dallas officer who shot mentally ill man in videotaped incident fired
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:49 PM EDT
Dallas police say an officer who shot a mentally ill man in a disputed incident caught on tape has been fired.
Brown initially said at a news conference that Spencer would face a charge of aggravated assault. But police later issued a statement saying a judge declined to sign the warrant. The case will go to a grand jury instead.
Spencer wrote in a police report that he shot Bobby Gerald Bennett after the 52-year-old man lunged at him and another officer with a knife. But video captured by a neighbor's surveillance camera shows Bennett didn't appear to move toward the officers before he was shot.