Cop is accused of manslaughter for shooting and killing a suicidal man when they had a beanbag gun at their disposal
- Sheriff & # 39; s substitute Brian Krook, 31, charged with second-degree homicide
- He shot Benjamin W. Evans, 23, from Lake Elmo, during the handling of suicidal 911 call
- Judge said acted with & # 39; culpable negligence & # 39; and had a chance to cause & # 39; death & # 39;
Sheriff & # 39; s deputy Brian Krook, 31, has been charged with second-degree homicide after he shot and killed Benjamin Evans, 23, in the photo in April 2018.
A sheriff & # 39; s deputy with eight years of service has been accused of second-class manslaughter after shooting a suicidal man.
Brian Krook, 31, fired on Benjamin W. Evans, 23, several times during the handling of the 911 call in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, on April 12, 2018.
A gun was found near Evans's body and a gun with bean bags was found in front of the couch, but it didn't seem to have been fired.
Krook is the third police officer in three years to be killed in service in the state, reports the starting stand.
Judge Doug Meslow said that Krook acted with & # 39; culpable negligence & # 39 ;, created an unreasonable risk and consciously & # 39; took chances of causing death or major bodily harm to another & # 39 ;.
According to the State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, delegates found Evans near guns on 34th Street and Lake Elmo Avenue.
He apparently told officers he wanted to commit suicide and they tried to convince him to put down the gun, but Krook shot and hit him several times.
Body cameras & squadron cameras recorded some parts of the incident last April, the agency said.
Evans, who was trained as a firefighter and had a three-year-old daughter, was taken to the Hospital Hospital where he later died.
According to the State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, delegates found Evans photographed at 34th Street and Lake Elmo Avenue with a gun
A lawyer from the Evans family said they have not seen the indictment document.
Attorney Elham Haddon said Evans had emotional problems, & # 39; and it had a lot to do with his love life. & # 39;
The father, who had worked as an emergency technician, had moved from the St. Louis area to be with his girlfriend, but eventually came back alone.
Delegate Krook received paid administrative leave after the shooting, but was back in service.
He remained free for a trial that is not yet planned.
The indictment came on the same day that Attorney General Keith Ellison from Minnesota announced a group that would focus on shooting with officers.
A lawyer for Evans' family said he had had emotional problems, & # 39; and that had a lot to do with his love life. & # 39; Evans is shown
At the time of the shooting, the American Civil Liberties Union said that more training was needed for law enforcement officers dealing with mental health incidents.
In a statement on their website they said: & # 39; We need to strengthen training for law enforcement agencies, which are the first to respond to incidents with mental health.
& # 39; But we also need to recognize the limits of de-escalation and mental health training for law enforcement.
& # 39; Officers are simply not the most qualified people to respond to a psychological crisis.
& # 39; We don't have to wait for the police to kill another person in crisis to see a meaningful reform. & # 39;
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