May 12, 2012 (links and videos updated December 15, 2018)
OGLETOWN, DE — A man is dead after police say he tried to run them over with his car.
The execution took place late Thursday afternoon at the Harbor Club apartment complex. New Castle County police say they were conducting a “drug investigation” inside the complex. According to police, they tried to pull over Mr. Erik Turnbull. Police say he rammed one unmarked cop car, and struck another car in trying to escape. Two cops then opened fire on Mr. Turnbull, 32, striking him in the chest, killing him instantly. The two cops who killed Mr. Turnbull have been placed on “administrative duty” pending the outcome of the proverbial kangaroo investigation which will now take place.
Watch a report from Delaware Online, which family members are interviewed, and reveals how police treated them like criminals.
It appears state-run media outlets tried to come up with a “prior criminal record” of Mr. Turnbull to help justify the execution, but only came up with a few traffic tickets. Police across America will always immediately tell the public that the people they kill had a gun which, despite the 2nd Amendment and Americans’ right to bear arms, also is used to justify these executions.
Since Mr. Turnbull did not have a gun, police will say he “used his car as a deadly weapon.” The family, however, does not believe the story the police are telling because they say he was not a confrontational person. The kangaroo investigation being conducted should conclude within 6-8 weeks with an inevitable “justified” disposition.
Mr. Turnbull leaves behind three children – ages 11, 2, and 1 – who will now grow up without a father. Our thoughts are with the Turnbull family.