POTD: Awful but Lawful? Cop Mistaken for Burglar, Killed

This Post of the Day sadly covers what appears to be the mistaken killing earlier this month of a Texas police officer by a homeowner, after the homeowner mistook the officer for a burglar. As is often true early on in such cases, the facts surrounding this shooting death are still unclear. How those facts fall out can mean the difference between this being a terrible, but perfectly lawful, shooting that carries no criminal liability …

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