VIDEO: Tulsa Officer Uses Car To Run Down Armed Suspect, Madison Dickson
Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Police Department has released dashcam video (below) of an officer using their car to run down Most Wanted suspect Madison Dickson.
Madison Dickson was wanted for shooting a good Samaritan who had stopped to help he after she crashed her car on March 16th. Days earlier, she pointed a gun at a movie theater employee who caught her stealing a license plate. She also shot another person in the arm that same day.
Dickson was well known from two years before when she had stolen a Osage County Deputy's patrol car while handcuffed.
On March 18th, officers spotted Madison Dickson and attempted to stop her. Dickson pulled out a gun and pointed it at officers, and two officers responded by shooting at her. One officer stayed in his patrol car and when Dickson started running, he drove after her.
You can clearly see Dickson's gun in the cash camera footage, just before the officer ran her down.
The now justifiably dead criminal did not survive being run over by the patrol car.
While this may seem like a brutal form of deadly force, Dickson had already shot several people and pulled out a gun to start shooting at cops as well. Deadly force is clearly justified, and whatever it takes to most effectively stop the threat as soon as possible is a good use of force.
NewsOn6 reports that Sergeant Shane Tuell with the Tulsa Police Department said, "If you have to use any means to end that threat - not necessarily that person's life, but to end that threat - that's what you do... We were looking for her for a slew of crimes that she had started and we wanted to put an end to those crimes by putting her in jail - unfortunately that didn't happen that way."
You can see the video of the incident below. WARNING - Graphic: