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Video: North Carolina Officer Will Not Be Charged in February Shooting

April 14, 2016  | 

VIDEO: North Carolina Officer Will Not Be Charged in February Shooting

The officer who shot Akiel Denkins in Raleigh, NC, will not be charged with a crime, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman announced Wednesday morning.

Officer D.C. Twiddy shot and killed Denkins in a struggle Feb. 29 on Bragg Street. Denkins' family has said shooting Denkins was unnecessary and the family said Denkins was shot in the back, reports WNCN.

Freeman, in a long release, said Denkins was shot four times. Only one shot hit him from the rear, going from the back of the shoulder to the front. Freeman also said residue from the gunshot wounds on Denkins' body indicates Denkins was shot at close range in a struggle.

"Officer Twiddy's decision to use deadly force was a lawful response to the situation and deemed necessary to defend himself," Freeman said in a statement.

Thus, she said, no criminal charges will be filed.

Comments (8)

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OK then @ 4/14/2016 4:58 PM

Queue the mock outrage and teeth gnashing in 3,2,1...

kevCopAz @ 4/14/2016 6:00 PM

Defend himself? Why was the officer allowed to do so, most Libs think he should have just let the suspect go and not incarcerate the poor under priviledged person in the first place. So if the officer did what the Libs and BLM wanted, stop doing any police work, this would never have happened and the poor man would not have to die when the officer "defended himself". The officer is at fault for placing himself in the position of having to defend himself and should have "de-escalated" (run away?) instead. NOT!!!!

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/14/2016 7:22 PM

I've been following this very closely and I am delighted that Officer Twiddy won't be charged. Remember how "black thugs matter" protested this calling it murder. I say that "black thugs matter" owes a public apology to the RPD, and Officer Twiddy personally. Will they do it??? No.

DD16 @ 4/15/2016 3:53 AM

Percy, where are you at? We are patiently waiting for some comments with no basis. Two words, RIDE ALONG ! Only after that, you may have at least an ounce of credibility to even comment on police issues. Let us know how it goes.

Percy @ 4/15/2016 3:35 PM

@ DD16 Cool pre-emptive winging and whining. The Bush doctrine at it's best.
I know you don't know what I'm talking about.

Re this story, just another case of I feared for my life, lots of witnesses and no one seeing the deceased with a gun. Also the ubiquitous hand on the waistband canard. Knowing the way lots of young people wear their pants it's probably just a case of trying to keep them from falling down.

More Graham v. Connor BS, a law so good that no other country in the world has anything even close. Well maybe Israel a country with a similar attitude to minorities.

Percy @ 4/15/2016 3:38 PM

@ SES you owe an apolagy to humanity in general. Will you do it??? No.
Your parents sure taught you well how to be a racist.

I would imagine the only thing you follow closely is Justin Bieber.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/16/2016 11:54 PM

Please expound on why I owe an apology to humanity. Do you consider Officer Twiddy guilty?

OK then @ 4/17/2016 6:20 AM

I am guessing because you don't willfully swallow the mantra that racism is everywhere and the root of evil and cops are evil and the world would be a better place w/o us.

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