This screen shot of dashcam video shows Lyle P. Blanchard, the unarmed Navy veteran of Harker Heights, Texas, moments before being shot and killed by Bell County Sheriff's Cpl. Shane Geers on Aug. 30, 2016.

HARKER HEIGHTS — Testimony and video from a fatal deputy-involved shooting of an unarmed Navy veteran in August reveals conflicting accounts of what led the deputy to fire his weapon, according to an investigation report released Wednesday.

Bell County Sheriff’s Cpl. Shane Geers shot and killed Lyle P. Blanchard, 59, of Harker Heights, after a failed traffic stop and pursuit Aug. 30 in the 12900 block of East Knights Way. | 254-501-7567

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This officer was NOT "cleared of charges"; stop printing this deliberately false information. The video confirms that this officer did not have legal or sufficient cause and justification to use deadly force. This is an absolute OUTRAGE that this officer is not facing manslaughter charges. Shame on all concerned for their failure to see justice applied equally, for citizens and police alike. Had a citizen done this, that citizen would be in jail. This officer isn't, and that's simply wrong.

Dr Strangelove

Looking at the video I'd have shot him too.

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