June 16th (UPI)- According to prosecutors, Hawaiian police officers were charged with attempted murder, and the other two were charged with attempted murder in a deadly 16-year-old shooting.
Honolulu Police Officer Jeffrey Tom, 42, I was charged A 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap was killed in a second murder shot from a white Honda rear window during a car chase on April 5.
Police officers Zackary Ah Nee, 26, and Christopher Fredeluces, 40, were both charged with a second attempted murder.
All three police officers face 20 years in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted of all charges.
Sykap Shot 8 times And his brother, Mark Sikapu, survived after being hit by two bullets.
The· Court complaints Tom said he fired a deadly shot “without provocation.”
“The evidence supports the conclusion that, in this case, the defendant’s use of deadly force is unnecessary, unreasonable, and unjustified under the law,” the complaint said.
Prosecutors said body camera videos that were not open to the public were inconsistent with police allegations that Sikapu endangered their lives by attacking them with a car. They said Sykap did not respond to police demands but did not threaten their lives.
“There was no one in front of the white Honda, and there were no civilians anywhere in front of the sidewalk or the white Honda,” the complaint said. “Evidence confirms that Defendant Tom intentionally or intentionally killed Iremamber Sykap by eight shootings.”
The grand jury chose not to prosecute the officer and was charged after HPD chief Rade Vanic said he was “surprised” by the prosecutor’s decision.
“This is very unusual and we are not aware that similar measures have been taken in the past,” said Banick. “While waiting for a court decision, we will continue to protect and serve our communities as usual.”
Police officers will be removed from police authority and will be assigned to desk duties while waiting for their first appearance on June 25.
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/06/16/three-Honolulu-police-officers-charged-fatal-shooting-16-year-old/6921623893094/ Three Honolulu police officers charged with deadly shooting at age 16