South Carolina is insane. A few months ago the police in another South Carolina town went to a friend’s home after they had been told she locked herself in a bathroom with a knife and was threatening suicide. They shot her seven times. Claimed she came at them with the knife after they entered her home. While that’s a possibility, why they felt the need to put seven bullets into a 110 lbs woman is beyond me. Given that they knew before entering the apartment that she was suicidal and had a knife, seems like a situation where a Taser would actually make sense. There was no one else in her home so she wasn’t a danger to anyone other than herself.
Two of the three officers are back on duty. Apparently all seven shots came from a single deputy who is still on leave. The investigation has been finished but the underfunded local solicitor can’t review the file until after the trial he’s working on now is finished. I fear the whole thing will simply be swept under the rug. I can’t imagine why the deputy who put seven bullets into a petite suicidal woman would ever be allowed to handle a gun again.