Video Shows Moments Before Cop Executes Unarmed Woman, He is Found “Not Guilty”


Andrew Emett | The Free Thought Project

Bastrop County, TX – After gunning down an innocent, unarmed woman without warning and falsely claiming she had a gun in her hand, a former deputy was found not guilty of murder this week. Although several other deputies were caught blatantly participating in a cover-up, no other cops face criminal charges for their involvement.

According to Bastrop County Sheriff Terry Pickering’s initial press release, Yvette Smith called 911 to report two men fighting over a shotgun at approximately 12:33 a.m. on February 16, 2014. After disregarding commands to come out, Smith stood in the doorway brandishing a gun. Ignoring further orders, Smith was shot to death while “displaying a firearm.”

But according to the police dash cam footage of the incident, no deputies had issued any commands to Smith and she was unarmed when Deputy Daniel Willis killed her. Smith had actually convinced her boyfriend’s son to unload the shotgun and leave it on a table before she decided to inform the deputies that everyone was safe.

Arriving at the scene moments before the fatal shooting, Deputy Scott Gaskamp wrote in his incident report and told investigators that the officers had ordered Smith to show them her hands, to open the door, and come out of the house. Willis also told investigators that Deputy Gaskamp had issued orders at Smith before the shooting. But the dash cam video proved in court that none of the deputies issued any orders before Willis suddenly opened fire.


In the video, Willis can be heard shouting, “Police!” a moment before firing two shots at Smith. Although Gaskamp initially testified that he ordered Smith to show her hands, after watching the video in court, he admitted, “I did not say those words. It must have been a figment of my imagination.”

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