White Co. Sheriff Sued Over Shoot To Kill Order
Footage obtained by NewsChannel 5 in Nashville shows White County Sheriff Shoupe authorizing deadly force in the chase of a suspect driving on a suspended license. The suspect, Michael Dial, was shot and killed during the chase last April. Further comments in the video also reveal the Sheriff expressing concern that police cars were damaged in attempts to wreck the suspect’s vehicle instead of shooting the suspect.
Sheriff Shoupe is heard on the video saying, “Don’t ram him shoot him.’ Fu** that sh**. Ain’t gonna tear up my cars.”
The incident is now the subject of a federal lawsuit.
NewsChannel 5’s Report:
Dash Cam Video shows Chase of suspect:
Sheriff Interacts With Deputy After Shooting of Suspect: