That cop played simon-ses for almost FIVE minutes screaming contradictory commands.
There is nothing contradictory about "Keep Your Hands Up" and "Dont Reach". If Shavers would have followed those two simple to understand commands then the officer would not have needed to repeatedly address Shavers.
"Shavers is crying and begging "Please don't shoot me".
Again; no need to beg/cry/speak. Shavers should have just shut up and followed commands.
They made him crawl, crawl, while he was covered my five SWAT officers.
That was a very logical way to handle the situation. They were in a narrow hallway, had no idea if there were other people in the room that Shivers came out of, did not know if Shivers/girl was still armed or not.
He was drunk and trying to pull his sweatpants up.
LOL! Total speculation on your part. Until the officers had physical control over Shivers they had no idea if he was scratching his butt, pulling up his pants, or reaching for a firearm.
He shoulda been cuffed and stuffed in the first 30 seconds, like they did his girlfriend.
The fact that the girl was not shot clearly shows that the officers were not out to kill. Shivers and the girl were in the EXACT same situation with the EXACT same officers. She followed their commands and was taken into custody unharmed. Shivers repeatedly questioned the officers, ignored their basic commands, and "Reached".
The judge wouldn't allow the jury to see that he had etched "Your F***ed" on the inside of his dust cover.
Why would the judge allow it? It is totally irrelevant to the situation. For all you know the officer could have had that phrase etched on the firearm as a message to himself.
If anything the camera footage showed he was an out of control cop that murdered someone. I've seen the video, in it's entirety.
I see a officer giving two people direct/simple/professional commands. If the officer was "Out of Control" as you claim. Why were there not two people shot? Could it be that one followed the commands and one did not?
Most LEO's that I know (and it's plenty) were surprised he was let off.
Honestly I am surprised the officer was let off too, since we live in a society with so many anti-cop people in it. Lucky for this officer there was body cam footage available to the courts, which obviously justify his actions.
Good luck, Tony