A veteran Pennsylvania police officer was charged with homicide Tuesday on allegations that she shot a man twice in the back as he was face down on the ground—a shooting captured on film by the cop’s stun-gun video camera.
Officer Lisa Mearkle. YouTube
Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico Jr. told a news conference that the roughly 90-second video was the strongest piece of evidence behind the decision to prosecute 36-year-old police officer Lisa Mearkle, who has been a cop for 15 years.
“We have reviewed that evidence, which is frankly the best evidence in this case,” Marsico said at the Dauphin County courthouse.
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