Dallas Cop Indicted for Shooting Mentally Ill Man

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    NBCDFW.com

    An indictment accuses a Dallas police officer of aggravated assault by a public servant, the second time in two weeks that city officers have been formally charged for shootings.

    Cardan Spencer was indicted after a south Dallas resident's surveillance camera showed him in October shooting a 52-year-old man standing several feet away from him.

    The video contradicted a police report filed in the case that said Spencer shot Bobby Gerald Bennett only after Bennett lunged at him.

    Charges Dropped Against Man Shot by DPD Officer

    [DFW] Charges Dropped Against Man Shot by DPD Officer
    Dallas police are dropping an aggravated assault case against Bobby Bennett a man who was shot by police, the incident was caught on a surveillance camera.

    Bennett was wounded and hospitalized for several weeks. Spencer was indicted Thursday.

    Former officer Amy Wilburn was indicted in the December shooting of a resident also caught on tape.

    Police union leader Ron Pinkston said the indictments are a bad signal to send to officers dealing with potentially life-threatening situations.