Michael Owen Bio – Wiki
Michael Owen a police officer in the US state of Maryland has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a man who had been handcuffed inside a patrol car.
They murdered my cousin. How do you have someone in handcuffs and in a seat belt and shoot them multilpe times.All cops aren't bad but those were. I will fight with the last breath in me for justice. William Green was a family man, a working man. Funny. Loving. Love and miss you. pic.twitter.com/PhM3a6C7uj
— Liv 👸🏾 (@liv__03) January 28, 2020
Charges and Arrested
Corporal Michael Owen Jr, a 10-year police power veteran, shot William Green, 43, seven times on Monday night in Temple Hills, police say. Police were reacting to calls that a driver had struck various vehicles and was associated with being inebriated.
The shooting of Green, a dad of two, was censured by rights campaigners.
Green’s family have pledged to battle for equity.
As indicated by the Prince George’s County Police Department, Cpl Owen and another official were sent to the region – a suburb of Washington DC – at about 19:20 nearby time on Monday (00:20 GMT Tuesday).
In the wake of being prompted by witnesses, they moved toward Green who was in a vehicle close by. Green was expelled from his vehicle, bound and set in the passenger seat of the watch vehicle as the officials sat tight for a medication acknowledgment master.
Cpl Owen at that point entered the watch vehicle and sat by Green. A brief timeframe later, Green, who had his hands behind his back, was shot multiple times for reasons that were all the while being explored, as per police. The officials gave medicinal assistance to Green, who was taken to an emergency clinic where he later kicked the bucket.
“I have reasoned that what happened the previous evening is a wrongdoing,” police boss Hank Stawinski told journalists under 24 hours after the shooting occurred. “There are no conditions under which this result is worthy.”
Cpl Owen didn’t have a body camera, and the police power said they were outfitting all officials with it. He was accused of second-degree murder, intentional and automatic homicide, first-degree ambush and utilization of a gun to carry out a fierce wrongdoing.
Cpl Owen was associated with another shooting in 2011, Mr Stawinski said. He was arrested and it was not quickly clear on the off chance that he had a legal counselor.
In a statement, Deborah Jeon, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, said: “There is no reason why a handcuffed person should ever be shot multiple times by a police officer, let alone shot multiple times inside a patrol car.”
She added it was “completely unacceptable” that the county’s police officers still did not have body cameras and that the police department was under investigation by the Department of Justice after accusations from its own police officers of “fostering a culture of racism”.