Some initial reports indicated one officer claimed he thought Theoharis had reached for a gun, but according to a review by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office the only item found in Theoharis’ bed was a black metal flashlight, 5 inches long and 1 inch wide.
Next to the bed, within reaching distance, was an end table filled with aluminum cans and a variety of objects, including two black remote controls, the statement said. The gunshots were directed to that side of the bed, a forensic examination showed.
Prosecutors ultimately declined to file criminal charges against Deputy Aaron Thompson or DOC Specialist Kristopher Rongen, both of whom invoked their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent during the investigation.
I want to write-up something coherent but there’s so much negligence in this mess it isn’t even funny. It’s already costing the Washington Taxpayer 3 million, plus the eventual settlement from the Department of Corrections. Yet neither of the men responsible for the decisions that led up to that situation are on trial…
There is no correlation between the law and justice and the purpose of the law is to keep those who have the money and the power with the money and the power. A police officer will kill you and go home and sleep like a baby. Just ask Officer Harless.
State Sponsored Criminal: Aaron Thompson
State Sponsored Criminal: Kristopher Rogen
Because an unarmed man sleeping in his own room who you don’t have cause or warrant to disturb needs ventilating always.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.