Jason Wilkinson (2734)



5/8/2005: Wilkinson, driving a stolen van and parked near a known drug house, attempted to evade two local officers. Stopped by a PIT maneuver but continuing to try to flee, Wilkinson's vehicle moved in such a way that one officer thought the other officer had been struck. Unarmed, he was killed with 11 shots. Appeals in the case reached the Ninth Circuit, which held for the police. http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1530384.html

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