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Cop Charged After Video Showed Him Kill a Man in Walmart for Holding Sporting Equipment

As TFTP reported earlier this year, a tragic case out of San Leandro, California illustrates the propensity of  cops  to escalate to deadly force in cases where  unsound  people are  during a  crisis  and wish  help - not bullets. A man was killed inside a Walmart for holding a bat. After the community expressed their outrage, police were forced to release the body camera footage days later and it  didn't  bode well  for his or her  case. Now, four months after officer Jason Fletcher shot and killed Steven Taylor, 33,  but  40 seconds after entering  the shop , Fletcher has been charged. On Wednesday, Fletcher was arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter  within the  fatal shooting of Taylor in April. "A thorough review of the statements of witnesses and involved  cops , physical evidence  and therefore the  review of multiple videos of the shooting show that at the time of the shooting  it had been  not reasonable to conclude Mr. Taylor posed an imminent threat of dea