DA: Police Officer ‘Excused’ After Mistakenly Using Gun Instead of Taser to Shoot Unarmed Inmate in Cell
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. -- A small-town Pennsylvania police officer will not face charges after shooting an unarmed man during a struggle because the officer honestly believed at the time he was using his Taser, not his service weapon, the Bucks County district attorney's office said in a statement. District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said the March 3 shooting was "was neither justified, nor criminal, but was excused," according to the statement posted on the DA's office website.