Original story www.napavalleyregister.com Oct 14 2020
A sheriff’s sergeant’s fatal shooting of a 47-year-old Napa resident, Juan Adrian Garcia, took place in a three-second, six-bullet burst, body camera footage of the encounter shows.
Napa County Sheriff John Robertson identified Sergeant David Ackman, a 21-year veteran of the force, as the officer who shot Garcia the night of Oct.5. Ackman made a traffic stop that night after seeing Garcia’s vehicle driving without headlights on, Robertson said.
The minute-long video shows Garcia pulling his car over to the side of the road and almost immediately opening the driver’s side door of his car. He can be seen throwing his cell phone over the car’s roof, still seated, while Ackman points his gun at Garcia’s vehicle. No audio can be heard until about 30 seconds into the video, Robertson confirmed.
At the 19-second mark, Garcia can be seen emerging from his vehicle with Ackman’s gun still trained on him. Garcia ambles toward Ackman and, at 26 seconds, can be seen slowly placing both of his hands behind his back.
Ackman holsters his gun, and can be heard telling Garcia to turn around, believing Garcia meant for Ackman to handcuff him, Robertson said during the press conference. But Garcia does not heed Ackman’s calls to do so and begins to walk toward Ackman once more, leaving only one of his hands behind his back.
When they say he was shot……he most definitely was. Over and over again.
If the cop had a knife, I am sure he would have stabbed him at least 50 times. you know just to make sure he was dead.
You can never be too safe these days.
I guess the cop was really scared????Vicious World