So many things went wrong here.
In the 21st Century, Part of being a Responsible ARMED citizen is knowing the law and also having good legal representation to start with. The reality however is decent lawyers cost money and the everyday joe cannot afford one typically. If this poor guy would have had a decent lawyer at the beginning he would have never had to spend 5 years of his life wrongfully imprisoned.
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On 20 August 2015, in Brevard County, Florida, John DeRossett, 55, shot and severely wounded a Brevard County sheriff’s deputy.…
Police claimed they told the niece they were police officers as they grabbed her. She called 911 during or immediately after the firefight, and told the dispatcher she did not know who the men who grabbed her were.
The deputies had no warrant to arrest Mary Ellis.
Criminals often claim to be police to attempt to get compliance. The deputies never told DeRossett they were police.
Why would he be under obligation to believe them, unless they presented credentials or other convincing proof they were operating under lawful authority?
DeRossett was held in jail for nearly five years.
In August of 2018, at trial, his lawyer presented the defense that he was…
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