Shocking Video Shows Cops Fatally Shooting Pregnant Woman In The Stomach.
A disturbing video out of Idaho shows police fatally shooting a pregnant woman using an AR-15 assault rifle and a .40 caliber Glock pistol outside Bronner General Hospital on July 8, 2014.
Jeanetta Riley, 35, was taken to the hospital by her husband Shane after she threatened to kill herself.
Jeanetta, pregnant with her fourth child, pulled out a knife forcing her husband to ask the hospital staff to call the police.
Within 15 seconds after the police arrived, she was dead.
Two body cameras and a third attached to a police dashboard leave no question about what happened that day.
Now, Jeanetta’s ex-husband, Dana Maddox, is suing the city for $2 million, as the officers ended his ex-wife’s life as well as her pregnancy with their daughter ( This apparently was not Shane’s unborn baby).
The suit alleges that “one or more of the above named officers Skyler Ziegler, 29 and Michael Valenzuela, 27, shot and killed Jeanetta Riley, thereby inflicting excessive and unnecessary force upon a mentally disturbed patient who was armed only with a knife. The officers caused a lethal confrontation that any reasonable person could have avoided and they should have been trained to avoid.”
Both officers were cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, and no apology has been issued for her death. The department claimed that they followed all proper procedures when they chose to use an AR-15 assault rifle on the mentally ill pregnant woman.
They have yet to explain why a less than lethal weapon, like a taser, was not used instead.