Another example of correct US Police procedures OR another transparent example which indicates they are too keen to shoot?
I know what I think. The same thing I have thought for years.
"California police shot dead a 73-year-old dementia sufferer after reports he might have a gun, only to find he was carrying a crucifix.
Bakersfield officials said officers opened fire at Francisco Serna seconds after he was pointed out to them.
Police said he refused officer commands to take his hands out of his pockets, and neighbours had complained he was threatening people and might be armed.
A 2015 study rated Bakersfield Police Department as the deadliest in the US.
Mr Serna's family said the shooting in the city, 110 miles (177km) north of Los Angeles, was murder."
"Bakersfield police chief Lyle Martin said Officer Reagan Selman fired seven shots at Serna when he was about 15-20ft (4-6m) away from him.
Officer Selman, and six other officers present, have been placed on routine administrative leave.
Chief Martin initially said the object found in Mr Serna's pocket was difficult to describe, without offering further details.
But a subsequent statement from Bakersfield Police Department read: "During a search of Mr Serna a dark colored simulated woodgrain crucifix was recovered.
"Mr Serna was not armed at the time of the shooting. No firearm has been recovered."
Let us hope your own fathers do not get dementia & end up walking the streets with .... a bible or a wooden spoon.