The Michael Morrison Shooting
Deadly Force - Part 2
Does The Evidence Suggest An Accidental Discharge?
What Does The Officers' Internal Police Files Indicate?
February 17, 2014
Were the police in fear of their lives?
Or was it an accidental discharge?
THE POLICE SHOOTING OF MICHAEL MORRISON
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During the late night and early morning hours of October 21-22, 2012 - Mr. Michael Morrison had a run in with both the Daytona Beach and Holly Hill police departments. This "run in" would end with Morrison being shot in the back, and him facing serious criminal charges, to include, allegedly pointing a gun at a police officer.
In November 2012, VolusiaExposed posted our initial article regarding the Morrison shooting. As early as a month after the shooting, VolusiaExposed expressed concerns that the shooting of Morrison was a possible accidental firearm discharge by a Holly Hill police officer.
While our accidental discharge theory is well explained within our November 2012 article, the FDLE shooting investigation was still on-going. VolusiaExposed has since secured a copy of the FDLE-Morrison shooting investigation.
In our opinion, the FDLE investigation failed to address two rather important questions:
Why did HHPD Cpl. Armstrong only fire once, in direct contradiction of the FDLE / CJSTC training matrix * CJSTC / FDLE training consist of a two shot minimum volley
Why didn't DBPD Officer Dale Kelley fire his weapon in self-defense? * According to the FDLE investigation - Kelley's sworn statement supports that he twice observed Morrison pointing a hand gun at officers (to include himself), and inclusive to when Cpl. Armstrong fired his weapon.
Taking Liberties With The Truth
A college professor once advised this writer, - "that the police rarely, down right lie, - BUT, they sure do take allot of liberties with the truth".
Maybe at the end of the day - we (the public) should automatically believe the police over a citizen like Michael Morrison. After all, Morrison is NO angel, he has had his past scraps with the law. Further, let's not forget Cpl Armstrong's comments in the FDLE report, that Morrison had vocalized his dislike for the police.
But stop just for a moment, and back away from the situation, so as to be able to take in the larger view. While it's true, Morrison has had past run-ins with the law, so has Ofc. Kelley. Further, Kelley has a documented history of NOT reporting significant law enforcement information. So does any of this help to level the playing field in your mind, that the police should not automatically be given the benefit of the doubt?
If you need further evidence, might we suggest that you review our May 2012 article on Volusia County Deputy Scott Flesch.
Deputy Flesch was arrested in December 2010 by members of the Daytona Beach Police Department. One of the charges filed against him, was fleeing and eluding Daytona Beach Police Officer K. Kulenek.
In May 2012, Deputy Flesch's Volusia County Personnel Board was held. Ofc. Kulenek's testimony at that board hearing was video recorded by VolusiaExposed.Com. This video has been uploaded to our Youtube account, and is available for review to the right of this web page. -->
We invite you to review the attached videos of Ofc. Kulenek's testimony - listen to her testify that she was NOT in pursuit of Deputy Flesch, and that he pulled over his vehicle immediately after she activated her patrol car lights. So why was he criminally charged with fleeing and eluding the police? Your guess would be as good as ours. Our guess would include the words - "taking LIbErtieS".
So, if one department's police officers are comfortable with "taking liberties" against a deputy sheriff - how hard would it be for you to imagine, that two police departments, would be comfortable in "taking liberties" against the likes of Mr. Morrison.... or me...or YOU?
Mr. Morrison's criminal trial has been scheduled for April 2014.
"When the Nazis came for the communists, I said nothing; I was, of course, no communist.
When they locked up the Social Democrats, I said nothing; I was, of course, no Social Democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists, I said nothing; I was, of course, no trade unionist.
When they came for me, there was no one left who could protest."
~ Rev. Martin Niemoller ~
If you found this article to be thought provoking, we (VolusiaExposed.Com) invite you to review, the below linked, Special Investigative Report, exposing law enforcement corruption with the State of Florida.
SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE SERIES ON LAW ENFORCEMENT CORRUPTION
by Matthew Doig and Anthony Cormier
Volusia County Sheriff's Department
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VCSO Press Releases
The VCSO issued a press release on the Stewart-Marchman molestation incident - but did not issue a press release of a jail rape - why not?
No VCSO Press Release on Jail Rape?
Rape at the Volusia Jail
INFLUENCE THE JAIL'S
Nancye Jones' husband, VCSO Major Robert Jones, supervises the deputies that investigate possible criminal violations within the county jail.
We have concerns that several criminal investigations have been possibly manipulated, in order to reduce the County of Volusia's civil liability.
Our concern includes this particular in-custody sexual battery investigation, and the below listed situations.
We invite you to review our concerns.
Falsification of Documents by County Officials