Scott Beech Killed by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Chatom Police Department

Blast Zone No. 32638 - 3 Comments
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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
19250 Co Rd 34
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A deputy shot and killed Scott Beech when he allegedly pulled a gun on the officer during a traffic stop.

Victim's Name: Scott Beech

Agency Responsible: Washington County Sheriff's Office, Chatom Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 57

Race: White

Date of Death: September 19, 2015

County: Washington

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: Yes

Washington Post Database ID: 846

Geography: Rural

Alba0110 Says:

The victim in this killing wasnt disobeying police orders, attempting to flee, threatening harm, or exhibiting violent/aggressive behaviors. LEOs were unable to explain why they chose to call victims exBIL to give him a ride home instead of simply arresting and jailing him for the night for DUI as is the norm for that particular offense.

Alba0110 Says:

The deputy responsible for this homicide is known to locals in the area for bragging about his privileged status of being above the law, in partly due to the sociopolitical affiliations of his father. Turner has been employed by and has resigned from multiple LEAs in the region. He has a long history of violations including abuse of power, unprofessional conduct, and use of excessive force. In one incident Turner resigned from his position at a local PD after his wife learned of an affair he was having with a woman who lived in close proximity to the PDs office building. While on nightshift Turner was spending his time with a mistress. His ex-wife then died in a suspicious circumstance the night prior to the custody hearing of their two sons.

Alba0110 Says:

LEOs detained victim, Scott Beech, in rural area, searched him and his vehicle for weapons, and confiscated his legal personal firearm. Victim had allegedly been drinking so LEOs allowed him to call his ex brother-in-law Burke Williams, the county E911 director, to pick him up instead of arresting him for DUI as is the norm. Victim was in the passenger seat of Williams vehicle when Deputy Michael Turner approached from behind with his weapon drawn. He fired two shots killing Beech. Turner immediately began asking for someone to say that Beech had a gun, despite Beech already being cleared of weapons. Beech was holding a beer in one hand and his 6lb Yorkie, Fleabag, in the other. The fatal shooting of this unarmed, nonviolent, non-fleeing victim was deemed to be justified.

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