Another day…another officer walks free with blood on his hands.
NYPD Sergeant Hugh Barry was acquitted of all charges in the 2016 fatal shooting of a mentally ill woman armed with a baseball bat.
66-year-old Deborah Danner, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, was shot twice and killed in less than 5 minutes of Barry arriving at her home in Castle Hill.
The sergeant was charged with second-degree murder, two counts of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide by prosecutors who condemned his actions as “reckless.”
Building staff called 911 after Danner began tearing down fliers in the hallway of the Jamie Towers Housing Co.
When police arrived at her home, she grabbed a pair of scissors as a weapon and told them to leave. She eventually went back into her bedroom and grabbed a baseball bat.
“I’m seeing this bat (about to) crack me in the head and kill me,” Barry testified. “She was in the middle of a swing, that’s when I shot her … I only see Ms. Danner. I only see the bat.”
ONE baseball bat versus FIVE officers with guns and their only measure of resolution was killing her?! Got it!