Oklahoma officer cleared in fatal shooting, tactics rapped
April 27, 2017
BETHANY, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer has been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man, although the prosecutor criticized the tactics used prior to the shooting.
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater says in a letter that Bethany officer Matthew Branscum was justified in the Feb. 10 shooting of 46-year-old James Stephen McMullen.
But Prater wrote in the letter to Police Chief Phil Cole that Branscum should have known he had put himself in a dangerous position and that "supervisors should not have allowed him to be in that position."
Police went to the home to arrest Mc...