According to initial information, Harris, who was about to pick up his daughter from kindergarten, was completely unarmed when he got into a traffic stop with his dark blue Ford Escort at 3 o’clock p.m. (local time). However, Police Officer Michael Barth (44) did neither use his teaser nor his duty weapon, and also renounced any way of abusing his powers otherwise.
|Remained totally unharmed: Harris|
Why Barth deviated from the procedure for traffic stops of black people, which has been in use for decades, is still uncertain. Meanwhile, the Police Union severely criticized the Police Officer because of his recklessness.
According to the local Police Department, Michael Barth will be confined to doing office duty for an indefinite period, which should give him time to think about his errant behavior.
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