Family Asks Cops To Check On 74-Year-Old, Now He's Dead



 "State officials in North Carolina have launched an investigation after a
police officer in Gastonia shot and killed a 74-year-old man while
performing a welfare check.

Gastonia police Chief Robert Helton
explained at a press conference on Sunday that a family member had asked
officers to check on James Howard Allen on Saturday afternoon, The
Charlotte Observer reported.

Helton said that Allen’s family had asked for the welfare check because the 74-year-old veteran had recently undergone surgery.

An
officer first visited Allen’s home at 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, but there
was no answer."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/fa...

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