It’s all most been a year since Tommy was shot and killed. I would like you to post this if you could asap.
To the authorities watching; also to all Tommy McClain’s friends, to the family and to the people in the community that have shown their support.
It’s almost been a year now. But it’s still hard for me to wrap my mind around what happened. It has been definitely difficult understanding how they determined it was justified.
I feel it was unreasonable for the EPD officer to fire his weapon without first making the determination of who Tommy was. I feel that the officer failed to take an extra moment to assess the situation and that adds to the unreasonableness of his actions under the circumstances.
Tommy was not pointing a pistol at the officers, and I know he was not reaching for one. Because, if in fact he did have the alleged BB gun in his waistband he would have known it was an inoperable toy. Further, Tommy was not actively resisting arrest or attempting to evade such arrest by flight.
I feel the conclusion was based entirely on EPD’s biased perspective. The investigation was seriously flawed as shown by the erroneous conclusion of their findings.
It’s simply unacceptable for anyone to condone this type of improper police conduct. I feel this kind of control of the community Is just an unjustifiable tactic, because It jeopardizes the lives of innocent people. The Eureka Police department as well as the officers have accepted no accountability or admitted they were wrong in any way.
There is no indication, of Tommy committing any crime.
I stand firm and confident when I say EPD’s use of force was not justified!
Their actions were irrational and exceeded the policies of most police departments in this State.
Tommy was only 22 years old. Worked full time and had no criminal background.
Tommy was a good kid and did not deserve to die.
We love you Tommy