Samuel DuBose, Sylville Smith and Philando Castile all ended up losing life after police firing. The police officers fired their weapons, saying they had feared for their lives.
All the cases started with a routine traffic stop. A black man is pulled over by a police officer. The driver had no license plate. The cop thought the driver looked like a robbery suspect.
The three shootings were on video, which was scrutinized by lawyers and repeatedly played before the jurors.
All three of these cases came to a head last week without any of the former police officers found guilty. Two were acquitted and one trial ended in deadlock.
As far as the Dubose case is concerned, the officer Tensing testified he shot DuBose because he feared for his life after his left arm became trapped inside DuBose’s moving car on July 19, 2015.
When it comes to the Sylville Smith shooting incident, the former police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown was acquitted by a jury.
Finally, with the Philando Castile case, the jury delivered a not guilty verdict in the manslaughter trial. The Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Castile during a traffic stop.