A San Bernardino County, Ca., sheriff’s deputy who shot an Air Force security officer appears to have violated accepted police tactics and may have committed a criminal offense, reports the Los Angeles Times. A videotaped image of the deputy firing multiple rounds at Elio Carrion, 21, as he appeared to follow the deputy’s order to get off the ground – was shocking, experts said. “It’s a criminal act,” said Roger Clark, a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s lieutenant who testifies in court as an expert in police tactics. “He shot an unarmed man who was complying with his orders.”
David Klinger, a use-of-force expert at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, who wrote a book titled “Into The Kill Zone: A Cop’s Eye View of Deadly Force,” said the recording was “the screwiest thing I’ve ever seen. It makes no sense.” San Bernardino County officials have refused to release the name of the deputy, although state law makes the identity of law enforcement officers involved in shootings a matter of public record. A source confirmed the identity as Ivory J. Webb IV, 45. He is believed to be the son of a former Compton, Ca., chief of police, also named Ivory Webb. Carrion is hospitalized in good condition.