Mesa Highway Patrol, Commissioner Hendricks To Be In Court Regarding Shooting Death Of Bradley Haney
The Mesa Highway Patrol as well as Commissioner Hendricks to be in court next week to answer questions relating to the shooting that killed Joe Haney's 22 Year Old Son. Commissioner Hendricks will be asked about Highway Patrol policies regarding Use Of Force.
Many people want answers to why a 22 year kid, who not only is Yale student, but Mesa's Lt. Governor's Son was shot and killed by Troopers of the Mesa Highway Patrol. According to the Mesa Highway Patrol, the troopers followed the policies exactly as they were written.
Commissioner Hendricks made this statement early this morning: "Our troopers performed at their best. They followed Agency policy exactly. They even tried to save Mr. Haney's life. They repeatedly told Haney to drop what he was holding. They begged, they pleaded with Haney to drop the weapon."
Many Law Enforcement Supporters questioned why Haney was going as fast as he was to even get himself into the situation he was in. They also wondered why he didn't put the weapon or whatever he was holding, down, when the troopers told him. They believe that the troopers did what they needed to do to prevent this incident. They believe it was ultimately Haney's fault he was shot and killed.
The Mesa District Attorney is expected to be in court to try to fault the Mesa Highway Patrol. DA Lynnberg is known to be very tough on Law Enforcement and is known as the 'cop prosecutor.' Many folks fear that she will find these troopers guilty of manslaughter, even though they did what they could to save him.