[WATCH] Orange County Deputy Tells Story of Magically Ineffective Glock Bullets In Killing

With a wounded, probably even unconscious Zion down, the deputy stood over him, fired nine more bullets, and then used his boots to stomp him in the head three times.

“By the end of the first volley of nine shots, Connor Zion had been completely neutralized,” Steering told U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna.

He blamed the deputy for acting on “pure rage” during the second half of the incident, saying, “Deputy Higgins simply went temporarily nuts and decided to execute Zion. . . . The only reason he stopped shooting was that he ran out of bullets.”

But Selna, who wasn’t troubled by Higgins’ magically ineffective bullets tale, didn’t agree. In an October 2015 hearing inside Orange County’s Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse, the judge came to the deputy’s rescue. He opined the officer had acted reasonably during the second round of nine shots and head stomps because Zion’s body moved slightly during that stage. Any movement, according to Selna, justified Higgins’ alleged fear he remained in grave danger.

You can see the dashboard cam video below:

For full story visit: http://www.ocweekly.com/news/federal-appeal-panel-overturns-judge-who-blocked-wrongful-death-lawsuit-against-deputy-8565463

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