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POLICE BRUTALITY - Pigs Would Rather Shoot & Murder Man Holding A Hammer Instead Of Using A Taser

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A police chief in Oklahoma says the fatal shooting of a hammer-wielding man was 'necessary'. Tahlequah police on Friday released a video of the August 12 shooting death of 49-year-old Dominic Rollice of Park Hill by Lieutenant Brandon Vick and Officer Josh Girdner. In the more than 15-minute-long body cam video, officers Vick and Girdner are seen pointing their guns at Rollice. Officer Chase Reed points his taser. It is Reed's body cam filming the events unfolding. The officers repeatedly tell Rollice to drop the hammer he's holding and each time he says 'no'. He tells them, 'I have done nothing wrong. I'm in my own house.' Tahlequah Daily reported that although he Rollice said it was his house the home actually belonged to someone else - allegedly his ex-wife. The ex-wife had called police saying Rollice was in the home and refusing to leave. 'Hey, can I get somebody to come over to my house? My ex-husband is in the garage. He will not leave. He's drunk and it's gonna get ugly real quick,' she said in a 911 call, according to News On 6. As officers command him to drop the hammer, Rollice then cocks his arm backward and police open fire shooting him six times. He drops to the ground and appears to crouch after a series of shots. The officers continue to tell him to drop the hammer, which he is still holding. Then he falls backwards and drops the hammer. Rollice is rolled over and cuffed as he groans loudly in pain. The officers appear to be after Rollice's ex-wife and Reed volunteers to stay with Rollice while the others go outside. Rollice continues groaning on the floor and it is unclear if he is conscious. After a minute on the ground he begins to gurgle with each groan. Reed rolls him over and says, 'Stay with me, buddy. Stay with me, Dominic. EMS are on their way. Stay with me.' After about seven minutes, Reed begins preforming CPR and telling Rollice to 'keep breathing' and 'stay with me'. After approximately ten minutes EMS arrive and say they can feel Rollice's pulse. The EMS asks Reed to get the cot out of the ambulance while they work on Rollice. The video ends after officers put Rollice on the cot as EMS rolls him away. His eyes appear open and he has stopped moaning or moving. Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King said the move indicated a possible intent to attack. King said the officers' reaction was 'necessary, not just justified'. 'Mr. Rollice reached for a hammer and all three officers heard him say, "One of us is going to die tonight",' King said. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting and will provide a report to the district attorney, who will decide whether the shooting was justified. All three officers are on paid administrative leave while they undergo psychological evaluations. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3749938/Police-chief-Fatal-shooting-Oklahoma-officer-necessary.html