Austin Police Kill Mentally Ill Man During Welfare Check
An Austin, Texas, man called 9-1-1 early Sunday morning, crying, and reportedly sounding suicidal. Instead of showing up and saving the man’s life, the police decided to take it themselves.
When officers arrived to do a welfare check on the man, Richard Munroe, a 25-year-old white man, they claim that he had a weapon in his waistband.
It later turned out to be a BB gun.
Carrying a weapon in Austin, Texas, is not against the law. These officers shot first, questioned later.