Police Kill Woman Fleeing Drug Warrants

Emily_Josephine_KrumreiI feel safer now, don’t you?

Via Information Liberation:

A police officer in the suburban Dallas community of Richardson, Texas, shot and killed a woman with outstanding drug arrest warrants as she fled from an attempted traffic stop Monday morning. Emily Krumrei, 32, becomes the 9th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

Emily Josephine Krumrei (Smith County SO)According to the Dallas Morning News, citing Richardson police spokesperson Sgt. Kevin Perlich, an officer “was attempting to get a violator to pull over in a parking lot” for reasons that are yet unclear, but Krumrei fled in her Lexus. Shortly thereafter, an officer in a squad car saw her and attempted to stop her, but she refused to pull over.

Krumrei turned onto the southbound frontage road to the North Central Expressway. There, Perlich said, “a third officer near the frontage road was working a traffic accident. He stepped out into the road and tried to get her to stop.” But instead, Perlich said, Krumrei accelerated and clipped the officer. “The officer, in fear for his life, fired upon the vehicle,” Perlich said.

The Dallas NBC affiliate had a slightly, but significantly, different chronology of the shooting. According to NBC, the officer “fired at least one shot at the woman before being struck by the car.”

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  • dani pettas

    The “stepped out into the road” and then “fear for his life” parts kind of stand out.

  • BuzzCoastin

    I’m shocked that she wasn’t Black
    what are the odds of cops killing Blacks people instead of Whites?
    about 90 to 1
    she musta won some kinda white people karmic come around

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amy-Doran/121401881 Amy Doran

      racist

      • BuzzCoastin

        yes they are

      • Ittabena

        Buzz? Racist? Nah, you are just reacting, which calls for no thought. Boy do we know Buzz, and you couldn’t be more wrong.

        • Rhoid Rager

          No thought? I guess that would be a far cry from no mind? 無心 mushin

  • Ittabena

    So let’s decode this. None of the police officers have a real high IQ or they wouldn’t have wanted the job, and they wouldn’t have been hired. The shooter has watched too many cop shows and played too many FPS games and opened fire without a defensible reason. Two fellow officers were already in pursuit and he saw the target coming towards him. He opened fire and now they are scrambling to come up with a way out for him.

    Note the part about trying to get the violator to pull over in a parking lot for reasons that are yet unclear. What is unclear? Why he was pulling her over? Or why he was trying to get her to pull over in a parking lot? None of these details matter though, because it is just mud being dumped in the water to cloud it up. It is Texas, so that will probably be enough, charges will probably never be brought against this officer. I mean he only prevented a citizen from having her due process in court, which is only a right guaranteed by the constitution. No biggie…

    I understand where he is coming from too, he is just following the POTUS’ example from last year, and he got away with it. Hey, if he wasn’t supposed to use it, why would they have issued him a gun in the first place?

    • kowalityjesus

      the gun should be in the back of a police officer’s mind, not giving his ego a perpetual chub.

    • Calypso_1

      Well, Executive Branch does fundamentally rely on execution for their authority.

      • Ittabena

        Gotta give you that.

  • Len

    Legalize drugs, period.

  • mahajohn

    The state should definitely reserve the right to suspend a firearms
    license and seize weaponry from those whose mental health issues make
    them a possible threat to others, although I do think that there need to
    be clear-cut standards for what constitutes “threats.” Most definitely,
    if you’re on anti-psychotics, or have been diagnosed with a psychosis
    of some sort, or have been detained for mental health evaluation, then
    you don’t need to have possession of firearms in the immediate future.

    • Calypso_1

      All persons treated for intractable hiccups should have their firearms confiscated.

  • ThomasPaine

    If a drugged up lady in a Lexus was about to run me over you better believe I would have done the same thing.

    • Ittabena

      But you jumped in front of her car. What is your excuse for that?

      • ThomasPaine

        If i was an officer of the law trying to stop a fleeing, possibly drugged up suspect. I would do whatever it takes to apprehend them. The fact is she sped up and ended up hitting him. A 2000lb car vs a bullet. We are lucky two people did not end up in body bags.