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California cop released on bail after being charged with fatal shooting of Black man

Added 09-16-20 09:13:03am EST - “The California police officer who was charged with manslaughter after fatally shooting a Black man wielding a baseball bat at Walmart was taken into custody then released on bail Tuesday.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “California cop released on bail after being charged with fatal shooting of Black man”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The California police officer who was charged with manslaughter after fatally shooting a Black man wielding a baseball bat at Walmart was taken into custody then released on bail Tuesday.

San Leandro Officer Jason Fletcher, charged with voluntary manslaughter for the death of 33-year-old Steven Demarco Taylor on April 18, posted his $200,000 bond Tuesday afternoon, shortly after Alameda County Superior Court Judge Barbara Dickinson ordered him held as a “danger to society,” according to the Mercury News.

Fletcher’s attorney asked that his client be allowed to post bail immediately but Dickinson insisted he formally be booked.

Around 3 p.m. on April 18, Fletcher, 49, responded to the San Francisco Bay Area Walmart after Taylor attempted to leave the store with an aluminum baseball bat and a tent without paying, according to the district attorney’s office.

Without waiting for backup, Fletcher allegedly approached Taylor and tried to grab the bat from him with one hand while reaching for his gun with the other.

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