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Unarmed Man Executed by Police for 'Pointing Finger Like a Gun' - Taxpayers to Bear Responsibility

  Donnie Sanders, 47, was driving down the road on March 12, 2020, minding his own thing when a Kansas City police officer started tailing him. Sanders would be shot and died moments later. He was unarmed and had done no damage to anybody. The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said in March that no charges will be brought in Sanders' death because prosecutors allege Sanders raised his fingers or hand in the form of a pistol, justifying the unnamed officer shooting four bullets into the unarmed victim. Sanders' family is now suing the Board of Police Commissioners and the officer who shot him after two years of trying and failing to get justice. According to the federal complaint, Blayne Newton, the cop who shot Sanders three times, used excessive force. According to the Kansas City Star, the complaint also accuses the Board of Police Commissioners of failing to adequately educate and punish police personnel on the use of lethal force. These activities eventually resulted i

Cop Justified in Killing Unarmed Man in Traffic Stops When He Pointed Fingers Like a Gun

  On the night of March 12, 2020, Donnie Sanders, 47, was merely driving down the road, minding his own business when  an official  with the Kansas City  local department  began following him. Moments later, Sanders would be shot and killed. He was unarmed and had harmed  nobody . This week, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office announced that no charges would be filed  within the  death of Sanders. Prosecutors claim Sanders pointed his fingers or hand  within the  shape of a gun which justified the unidentified officer dumping four rounds into the unarmed man. According to police, the officer claimed Sanders  can be  speeding so he made a U-turn  and commenced  following Sanders in his SUV. The dashcam shows that Sanders  wasn't  speeding  which  the officer  failed to  activate his lights or sirens as he followed him. Sanders continued driving with the officer behind him and briefly attempted  to show  left  along with his  blinker on before turning right without signaling. Sand