City Paper is not for tourists
Law enforcement has been seething over Mayor Adrian Fenty paying for cop-shooting victim DeOnté Rawlings’ funeral.
I wonder how they feel after this morning’s Washington Post story revealed the city’s autopsy results on Rawlings. The Post reports that:
“The body has some blunt force injuries including abrasions, contusions and lacerations and a single perforating gunshot wound,” wrote A. Wayne Williams, a pathologist with the D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Describing the gunshot wound, Williams wrote: “the overall pathway . . . is back to front, left to right and slightly upward.”
So how does Officer James Haskel and his ride-along buddy Officer Anthony Clay explain the gunshot wound to the back of the head and the bruises? As Haskel allegedly chased Rawlings, did he still fear for his life?
Oh, the Post also reports that Rawlings was drug- and alcohol free at the time of his death. And it appears that there was no gunshot residue on his hands. Are they now sure it was Rawlings, 14, who fired on them? Did anyone?