Dallas Officer Who Shot Ill Man to Face Hearing 10/24/13
DALLAS- The Dallas police officer who shot a mentally ill man in a
disputed incident caught on tape is facing a disciplinary hearing.
Cardan Spencer could be fired as a result of the Thursday morning hearing.
Spencer wrote in a police report that 52-year-old Bobby Gerald Bennett
threatened him and another officer with a knife last week when Spencer fired his
gun at him. But video captured by a neighbor's camera shows Bennett didn't
appear to move toward the officers at all until he crumpled to the ground from a
Bennett's mother, Joyce Jackson, says her son suffers from schizophrenia and
Following an outcry after the video was publicized, Spencer was placed on
indefinite administrative leave.