This isn't new and it's not going to stop but we need to call it out in every instance. "The Black did it!" defense is as American as apple pie.
Sherry Hall is/was a police officer who decided to shot HERSELF in the chest and blame...you guessed it...a "6-foot, 230-pound African-American man wearing a green shirt and black jogging pants”. Sound familiar?
The law thought so too because after they found big holes in her story, they slapped Hall with 15 years in prison and 23 years probation.
Here's how she got-got!
First of all, she didn’t realize that her squad car’s video system was operating even though she’d failed to turn on the blue lights, Assistant District Attorney James Moss said. In the audio from that recording, you can hear only two shots being fired, not three, he said.
Three shell casings were found at the scene: two near the patrol car and one in the woods where Hall said her shooter had been.
As expected, the two casings near the car matched the gun Hall was carrying that night. But the one found in the woods matched a department-issued backup firearm that Hall kept in her nightstand, Moss said. And that gun’s firing pin, which would help further identify a bullet shot from the gun, had been tampered with.