Man Wrongfully Shot By Dallas Police Returns Home

Bobby Bennett, shot by Dallas police on October 14.  He was initially charged with aggravated assault, but those charges were dropped, after surveillance video surfaced showing he did not attack officers with a knife as they reported.

Bobby Bennett, shot by Dallas police on October 14. He was initially charged with aggravated assault, but those charges were dropped, after surveillance video surfaced showing he did not attack officers with a knife as they reported.

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The mentally ill man shot by a Dallas police officer last month was released from the hospital Friday. Bobby Bennett, 52, is home with his mother by his side. Bennett suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. He was shot by officer Cardan Spencer on October 14.

The incident was recorded on a neighbor’s security camera. The video clearly shows that Bennett was standing still when Spencer shot him. Officer Spencer was fired ten days after the incident.

An advocacy group called Justice Seekers Texas is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the case and nearly two dozen other officer-involved shootings.

Click here to read more about Bennett’s story.

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