Donald Passmore, a 62-year-old resident of Wallingford, Connecticut, in October 2023, was shot and killed by two police officers who arrived after a call from his girlfriend reporting that a man had shot himself in the face in their bedroom.
The state inspector general’s office says two police officers fired about 10 shots at Donald Passmore as he lay in his bed with a .22-caliber revolver. Body camera videos showed the officers yelling at Passmore seconds before the shots were fired, telling him not to touch the revolver. Passmore’s weapon is not visible in the video, but police say it was found in the bed.
Wallingford police declined to comment on the shooting and referred all questions to the inspector general’s office.
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The state inspector general’s office said in a preliminary report that Passmore’s revolver was found on the bed, but neither officer’s video shows it. The videos also do not show the movement of Passmore’s right arm. There was nothing in his left hand.
The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against law enforcement negligence and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.