Police Officer With Fatal Shooting Acquited by Manhattan Jury
A Manhattan jury decided on Thursday not to accuse a city police officer involved in fatal shooting after a traffic dispute last year.
It all started when Officer Sean Sawyer got involved in an argument with Jayson Tirado, in East Harlem in October.
The argument finally ended with Jayson Tirado being shot to death.
Tirado’s mother Irene is still demanding justice.
She wants the officer responsible for killing her son, to be jailed. She says she is unable to understand why they justify these so-called police officers even when they take their own law into their own hands. They usually don’t call for back-up and if do they ask to unload a gun on you, said Irene.
According to Sawyer, who was off duty at that time, maintains that Tirado was making a move as if he had a gun and claims he acted in self-defense.
The accused officer Sawyer still remains suspended and will face a departmental review of the incident.