Dallas Cop Indicted for Shooting Mentally Ill Man

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    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.

    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. (Published Friday, Oct. 18, 2013)

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

    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.