Bridgeport, CT - People are outraged over the latest officer-involved shooting where the ACLU and the media are reporting that the officers shot 16-year-old Jayson Negron "who was driving a car." What the ACLU fails to mention is that Negron was driving a stolen car, and he was driving it over a police officer at the time he was shot.
According to NBC Connecticut, police attempted to stop at stolen vehicle at 5 PM on Tuesday. Jayson Negron sped off, hitting several vehicles and driving in the wrong direction before stopping. The driver then stopped and the officers approached. That's when Negron accelerated in reverse, hitting an officer, pinning him under the vehicle.
The other officer responded by firing one shot into the car. The bullet fatally struck Jayson Negron, and injured the passenger, Julian Fyffe, according to Bridgeport Patch.
Bridgeport Police Chief A.J. Perez said that he firmly believes that the officer acted within the confines of the law and department guidelines.
“What happened last night was a police officers ultimate nightmare," Chief Perez said."Nobody goes out there and thinks this is going to happen.”
The ACLU of Connecticut presented facts to the public which painted a very different picture for people, saying, "On Tuesday night, a person was shot and killed when a Bridgeport police officer fired his or her weapon at the moving car the person was driving. Police also shot and injured the car’s passenger, 21-year-old Julian Fyffe."
David McGuire, the executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut said:
"Now, a person is dead after a Bridgeport Police officer shot him while he was driving a car, and another young person is injured. What little information is available raises serious questions about whether Bridgeport police should even have chased this car under state law.
Police have killed another person in Connecticut, and another community is struggling to receive answers about what happened. How many people have to die or be seriously injured at the hands of law enforcement before Connecticut strengthens its laws to hold police accountable to the communities they are supposed to serve?"
David McGuire is an asshole. Despite McGuire alluding to the statewide pursuit policy, no information has been released which indicates that the officer may have been in violation of state law.
Now, egged on by the ACLU and Black Lives Matter, hundreds of people have planned to descend on Bridgeport Wednesday night to protest the shooting.
Please show your support for law enforcement and help get the real story out before Black Lives Matter and the ACLU continue to distort it.