14 Apr Dan on Fatal Police Shooting in Tulsa
Dan joined Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, Tuesday, April 14th to discuss the fatal police shooting that occurred in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Robert Bates, a 73-year-old volunteer reserve deputy sheriff has been charged manslaughter after shooting an unarmed man. Authorities say Bates reached for his taser but accidentally grabbed his handgun while chasing 44-year-old Eric Harris, who was running from police after allegedly selling drugs and guns. Dan commented on the manslaughter charge, “It means it was a criminal mistake. He’ll say on the one hand this was a regular mistake, that any person could make. The prosecutors are saying, no, there’s more than that. There’s a reasonable duty of care you have to use. You didn’t use it. You violated it. You move from being just a mistake to a criminal mistake facing the possibility of two to four years behind bars.” Watch the full segment here.