#AceNewsServices – Featured Post: USA:April.14: Tulsa, Oklahoma reserve sheriff’s deputy was charged with second-degree manslaughter Monday for the shooting death of an unarmed black man.
The charges against Robert Charles Bates came hours after the family of the dead man, Eric Courtney Harris, accused deputies of treating him inhumanely after he was shot at the conclusion of an April 2 foot chase stemming from a sting operation in which Harris had allegedly arranged to sell a gun to undercover officers from the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Task Force.
Video footage of the incident showed Harris writhing on the ground and complaining that he was having trouble breathing. An unidentified officer can be heard responding, “F–k your breath.”
Harris’ family released a statement Monday calling the response “appalling.” The relatives added, “No human being deserves to be treated with such contempt.”
Bates, 73, an insurance agent who’d served as…
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