Police Officer Stephen Rankin Convicted of Manslaughter for Shooting William Chapman II | Mic

Police Officer Stephen Rankin Convicted of Manslaughter for Shooting William Chapman II | Mic – “It’s not enough,” Sallie Chapman, Chapman’s mother, said, the Virginia Pilot reported. Prosecutors had requested the maximum 10-year sentence after first arguing that the officer should be charged with first-degree murder, a crime that can lead to a life sentence, according to the Virginia Pilot. “The law does not say that because you do not comply, you have to die,” prosecutor Stephanie Morales said during her closing argument on Tuesday, according to the Guardian. “The defendant brought a gun to what, at worst, was a fistfight,” she said.

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