McClain family member speaks out

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Tommy McClain is my nephew, he is deeply loved missed and will always be remembered.

He was 22yrs old, had a full time job he picked up doing roofing and he was rather enjoying life at his young age. He had never had a criminal background, and he was a very happy joyful young man. He had no enemies, not that I’ve ever heard of, and before moving to Eureka with my other nephew, Tommy and I had probably a good 4 close years where we basically went or did everything together.

I love Tommy very much and for this officer to say he had never encountered my nephew is a total lie, I remember him calling me a few weeks prior to the shooting taking place, and he had told me that an officer had basically drove up on him and my other nephew in the back alley and begun harassing him and asking him all sorts of questions, all because he was a face this officer didn’t recognize.

Also for him to state that he never seen a weapon, while Tommy was complying with the other officers orders, (and) began firing once my nephew was ordered to get on the ground is absurd, and to fire 7 out of 15 rounds, mind you two of those shots were while Tommy was already hit and on the ground, would be considered murder to any other individual that wasn’t wearing a badge. Then to not recover a weapon from the wounded, coming back the following day with a warrant to find a replica BB gun and to seize things belonging to Tommy such as a ps3, tablet, laptop etc, to try and find evidence to try and run his name through the dirt is beyond any belief I would have for a public service like the police department to ever do.

The fact that Mills presented 4 different pictures to the press the last being a weapon with a clip the first one without, should be considered tampering, and to make the officer that was lead officer in the shooting a representative for the department so he could hear all testimonies is downright despicable, for law enforcement is and should only be that, to enforce the law, not be above it in no manner, there was NO reason this life should have been taken that night or any night, officers shouldn’t be allowed to shoot to kill and not be held accountable for the incident, they are trained, Linfoot had years of experience in law enforcement and had to practice with his weapon at a firing range every so often, and to use 7 rounds to take down a a young man showing no threat should have repercussions for his nonexistent ability to wound instead of murder this young man. The money is no issue because the money can’t buy back what was taken, but to find this officer not fully negligent is beyond me seeing how a weapon was never recovered off of my nephew’s person and taking of a life without cause is murder.

Thank you for reading

And following this case

 

His Uncle Lu

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7 thoughts on “McClain family member speaks out

  1. Doesn’t matter what the actual facts were…if the police are willing to lie and no video captures an incident then truth and justice won’t see the light of day. Even more reason that body cameras should be standard and videos should be released to the public as expeditiously as possible when force is used. Thank you for passing on your thoughts and feelings Uncle Lu

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  2. Wasn’t the chain of evidence broken when the officer says he took the gun off of Tommy and put it into his vehicle? Where is the proof of this? Any pictures of the scene before investigators arrived? Any mention of it at the time? It sounds pretty fishy to me, kind of like it was planted later.

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  3. Of course they planted evidence and yes they murder that guy, if you don’t believe it your stupid

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  4. If they recovered the weapon that night, it wouldn’t have been finally shown 2 weeks later “after getting back from forensics”. They wouldn’t have needed to request a search warrant to find a weapon the next day. A lying cops covering up tracks couldn’t convince me my nephew was carrying a weapon that night let alone any night. A search warrant was used and that is the facts in black and white. Point blank it was a shooting spree by a wreck less cop that is gonna end up getting away with committing murder because

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  5. If they recovered the weapon that night, it wouldn’t have been finally shown 2 weeks later “after getting back from forensics”. They wouldn’t have needed to request a search warrant to find a weapon the next day. A lying cops covering up tracks couldn’t convince me my nephew was carrying a weapon that night let alone any night. A search warrant was used and that is the facts in black and white. Point blank it was a shooting spree by a wreck less cop that is gonna end up getting away with committing homicide if we can’t get someone in there to really get to the bottom of all these EPD OFFICER SHOOTINGS. It’s not just Tommy this is happening to people, it’s happening all the time

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  6. I can understand your frustrating situation. Since moving here I have seen countless stories like your families. I am pleased that you have taken this road as your story is “What really happened” . Carlos Herrera Mckinleyville resident.

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