Lisa Mearkle

Lisa Mearkle

 A cop who was filmed shooting an unarmed elderly man who was lying face down on the ground has been acquitted of murder.

Officer Lisa Mearkle of the Hummelstown Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania was found not guilty of criminal homicide for the shooting death of 59-year-old David Kassick on February 2.

She had attempted to pull Kassick over for an expired inspection sticker, that was displayed on the back of his car.

Kassick fled to his family home, where he tried to run into the backyard. After tasering him several times, Kassick had fallen down face first in the snow, writhing in pain as the police sirens blared.

It was then that Mearkle repeatedly screams at him to show her his hands, to which he complies.

After showing his hands, Mearkle continues to scream at him to show her his hands.

She applies the Taser continuously for almost 30 seconds as he was on the ground, while shouting for him to “get on the ground.”
He is, in fact, on the ground. She shouts, “Show me your hands!”
After receiving 50,000 volts of electricity, Kassick holds his hands forward and says, “I am showing you.”

She then shoots him anyway in the back of the head.

District Attorney Ed Marsico was the one who brought the homicide charges against Mearkle.

He claims that the recording appeared to show that Kassick was trying to remove the painful stun gun probes from his back before he showed Mearkle his hands in compliance with her orders.

In the charge of criminal homicide, the arrest affidavit stated:

“At the time Officer Mearkle fires both rounds from her pistol, the video clearly depicts Kassick lying on the snow covered lawn with his face toward the ground, furthermore, at the time the rounds are fired nothing can be seen in either of Kassick’s hands, nor does he point or direct anything toward Officer Mearkle.”

Mearkle who has been suspended since the incident has since said that she will attempt to get her job back after being cleared of voluntary and involuntary manslaughter and homicide.

After the verdict, Mearkle claimed she was sorry the shooting had happened.

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5 Comments

  1. 0
    Out of Control , does it feel good to murder a man face down in the snow he would have to draw a arm cock it point it and then shoot whilst face down. Out of Control.
  2. 0
    The problems are tazers, cops use them for control……………. worse than that, they confuse tazers with guns, in the heat of the moment, I am sure they forget what is actually in their hands.
  3. 0
    U disgust me u American police. Ur nothing but state sanctioned murderers. Ur time will come.
  4. 2
    This, is yet another legalised murderer carrying out their duty.
  5. Rudi Vaclav Affolter says:
    5
    Let’s put her on trial ourselves. We may not be able to enforce the judgement but we can at least make her life hell by making her notorious worldwide.

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