Video update: Press conference gives officers’ side of their killing of Karen Day in Witchita, Kansas

“As she comes off the porch she’s walking at a pace… she’s not exactly running, but she’s walking at a pace. And as she’s approaching the officers, the officers are repeatedly giving her commands to drop the knife stop, drop the knife stop. As she’s approaching the officers she says ‘shoot me’.”

“The lady kept coming, they kept giving commands. The officers, both officers, stated that because they feared for their lives as well as the lives of their fellow officers, the officers there at the scene, they fired multiple shots, fatally wounding Mrs. Day.”


If it even was necessary to stop her, could non-lethal force have been used?


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