Even in acknowledging Bradford Jr.’s innocence, Marshall cannot help but to parrot the line that the Hoover Police Department used in its various tellings of the story: that Bradford Jr. was a threat. Even though he was not a threat. Even though he was innocent.
The Hoover Police Department has been caught lying about Emantic Bradford Jr. on at least two separate occasions since having killed him. On Monday, it became clear that the HPD’s version of events remained seriously and intentionally wrong.
Emantic Bradford Jr. had been a good guy with a gun. An officer with the Hoover Police Department shot him to death anyway.