Berks DA: Officer-involved taking pictures in Mohnton dominated justified

MOHNTON, Pa. – Berks County District Lawyer John Adams mentioned Wednesday a police-involved taking pictures again in March has been dominated justified.

Robert Eckert, 67, who authorities say superior in direction of an officer with a knife earlier than being shot by the officer, is being charged with three counts of aggravated assault, and one rely of possessing devices of crime.

On March 30 round 7:45 a.m., a member of the family positioned a 911 name to report that Eckert was having a psychological well being disaster, in line with a information launch from the DA’s workplace. Police and EMS personnel responded to the world of Butlers Lane in Mohnton to research. After discovering Eckert, EMS and police noticed that he was holding a big knife in his hand, in line with the information launch.

An officer with Brecknock Township Police instructed Eckert to drop the knife, however he ignored the instructions and superior in direction of the officer, the DA’s workplace mentioned. The officer deployed a stun gun, which was ineffective.

Further instructions got to Eckert to place the knife down, authorities mentioned. Subsequently, the officer fired one shot with their service weapon, which hit Eckert within the torso space, the DA’s workplace mentioned.

EMS personnel instantly administered first support and life saving measures. Eckert was transported to the hospital the place he was handled for his accidents and later launched.

After a radical assessment of the investigation, DA Adams decided that the taking pictures was an inexpensive use of pressure justified underneath the legislation, the DA’s workplace mentioned.

Eckert will likely be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.

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