Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood oversees a county where there is a very large number of police shootings. In fact, the county force was once labelled "America's deadliest police." There were 13 people killed by police in 2015. At the time, the county had less than 900,000 residents but more fatal shootings than New York City (NYC had 9 that year)
I'm willing to bet there will be an investigation into why pretty soon.
A video was released of Youngblood saying it would be better financially for officers to shoot and kill a suspect than wound them. He continued to say if you wound the suspect, the county has to take care of them for life and that cost goes up.
"When a guy makes a bad shoot on somebody and kills them, $3 million dollars and the family goes away," Youngblood said, comparing it to a jailhouse beating where many officers are present.
Something tells me this isn't the last time we've heard of Kern County or Sheriff Donny Youngblood.
"Because if you cripple them you have to take care of them for life and that cost goes way up," Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said. https://t.co/fPFvKOGMHm— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 10, 2018