Man’s Death ‘Suicide By Cop’ or Execution-Style Killing By Law Enforcement?

Manuel Longoria led police on a lengthy chase in a stolen vehicle before they managed to box him in. After being blasted with several less-than-lethal beanbag rounds, Longoria appears to try reach into, or re-enter his vehicle. At that point, the man appears to turn his back to the police and raise his hands in the air. That’s when two lethal rounds were fired into his back. Warning: The video is graphic, and you may want to skip it.

Via The Raw Story:

Pinal County, Arizona- Police shoot another unarmed man to death. Manuel Longoria had turned away and raised his arms mere moments before an officer fired into him. A week later that officer is back to work. The video included below contrasts with the explanation given by police.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said it investigated the shooting. That investigation found the officer’s use of force justified. But that was before the video taken by an onlooker surfaced. Now the phrase “suicide by cop” is being used. Judge for yourself.

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  • Ignant Tom

    Your link is the wrong story.

  • Simon Valentine

    suicide by cop sounds like a posture/flex euphemism for the shit talk pricks do on a regular basis. leave it to enforcement to not know that assisted suicide is also illegal in arizona.

    • InfvoCuernos

      That must be why they put the handcuffs on his corpse.

      • Simon Valentine

        0.0

  • Guest

    There is no longer such thing as surrender. If you see blue lights, shoot first.

  • Fastercat

    That dude was murdered.

  • jasonpaulhayes

    He was reaching behind his back in the video and then just spins around headed to get back in the car. They didn’t have to fire the last two rounds that were fatal, his hands were up at that point.

  • VaudeVillain

    I wonder how they will sleep at night, how they will explain to themselves that what they did was right and necessary, that they were protecting anyone from anything? Did they panic? Were they angry, frustrated, overcome by the stress and circumstance?

    I can’t decide whether it would be sadder for them to hold onto whatever human emotion led to the shooting, to keep alive some spark of compassion for a life they took, to be haunted by it… or to feel nothing.

    • Calypso_1

      Panic?….I’ll bet the words “Good shoot” rapidly passed amongst them.

  • z@ch

    If you are a cop and value humanity. At all or your life, now might be a good time to quit your job and become a person again.

    • Calypso_1

      Or simply stand up and do your job and clean house of the criminals that infest your own forces – even if it costs you everything.

      • z@ch

        That too ;)

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    Can’t just accept this shit. People need to firebomb their headquarters.