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Cop Murders Innocent Unarmed Dad in Front of Kids While Rescuing a Dog—Court Denies Cop Immunity


 A 30-year-old father, Robert Earl Lawrence was shot and killed by police ahead of his own children, after he attempted to try to an honest deed by turning a stray dog in at an area animal shelter.

For years, the family has been seeking justice because the cop who murdered Lawrence sought to get qualified immunity.

In a rare move, the court sided with the family and therefore the Alabama cop must face a civil rights suit filed by the estate of a person she shot and killed while he was trying to surrender a stray dog at the animal shelter.

Dothan, Ala., 
Sergeant Adrianne Woodruff should have known that using deadly force on Robert Lawrence wasn't warranted under the circumstances, the Eleventh Circuit Judge Ed Carnes said.

"A reasonable officer in Woodruff's position, making an arrest for a comparatively insignificant misdemeanor, should have known to not use deadly force," the court said.

The horrifying dashcam video was kept secret for years showing the officer executes this otherwise entirely innocent father ahead of his kids.

On Dec. 30, 2014, Lawrence and his three young children-all under 10-years-old-found a stray dog within the parking zone of a Walmart in Dothan.

After they put the dog in their car, the family drove to the Dothan Animal Shelter to aim to save lots of its life.

Instead of accepting this good deed and taking the animal in without question, the workers at the shelter demanded that Lawrence show them his government-issued ID. rather than giving them his ID, Lawrence showed them notarized and legal identification that was an affidavit rather than an automobile Administration ID card because he was a sovereign citizen.

After being told that he couldn't drop the dog without a state-issued driver's license, Lawrence told the shelter that he would go away and convey the dog elsewhere.

The shelter told Lawrence that he couldn't leave.

The employees of the shelter, including a politician on the scene, then made a careless decision that might end the man's life.

It was not reported that Lawrence was in the least belligerent or violent with the workers of the shelter the police were present because he didn't have a sort of ID with which they were familiar.

As the dashcam shows, when the police arrive, Lawrence was being polite and cordial and complying with the officer's orders.

It was the officer who grew belligerent and commenced making threats toward the daddy ahead of his children.

As AL.com reports, a Dothan policeman stationed at the shelter followed him to his car and wouldn't let him leave without producing a license.

A couple of months earlier, consistent with his cousin, Lawrence had begun to examine sovereign citizens, an anti-government movement that always includes, among other things, complicated arguments against the constitutionality of driver's licenses.

Having studied all the laws surrounding the sovereign citizen's movement, Lawrence attempted to plead his case for not having to supply driver's license to the officer who wanted nothing of it.

Several minutes later, after multiple threats from the officer to Lawrence, the officer attempted to kidnap the person for trying to plead his case on why he didn't think he required a driver's license.

He had not stolen anything, broken any laws, or otherwise done anything to warrant the presence of police.

He and his children were simply trying to rescue a dog.

As police tried to require Lawrence into custody, a struggle ensued as Lawrence-knowing he had caused no harm and hurt no one-did not want to be kidnapped.

Moments later, as AL.com reports, Sgt. Woodruff reached her arm through a melee, between the arms of two officers tugging at Lawrence, to press the barrel of her service weapon into in his gut and, all of sudden or utterance, pulled the trigger.

Lawrence was unarmed and wasn't hitting or otherwise attempting to harm the officers.

At one point, as shown within the video, because the officer was using the taser sort of a cattle prod on the innocent father, Lawrence grabbed his hand and tried to tug it away.

This pulling away of the taser was wont to justify Sgt. Woodruff within the murder of Lawrence as they claimed he was an armed threat.

Woodruff never received such a lot as a clap on the wrist for killing Lawrence that day and has fought for immunity since.

Now a judge disagreed that Woodruff is entitled to immunity and has ruled that a lawsuit can move forward.

For not having a driver's license to rescue a dog, Robert Earl Lawrence would be killed by police.

His children would watch with their own eyes as their father died ahead of them at the hands of these they thought were there to guard them.

As the lawsuit moves forward, it's highly likely that the taxpayers are going to be held responsible for Lawrence's death.

No amount of cash will ever fix the PTSD and anguish his children suffer from every single day as a result of Woodruff pulling that trigger.

The first video shows the conversation between Lawrence and therefore the police and the officer initiates force.

This next video is that the shooting and it's deeply disturbing.


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