The Rob Maness Show

EP 140 | Are American Police Officers Afraid to Use Deadly Force Today?

70 minutes of video showing the inside of Robb Elementary in Uvalde Texas as police officers responded quickly, but then retreated and waited over an hour as the shooter killed teachers and kids. Everyone I know who has seen the video is horrified by what they’ve witnessed. Everyone wants accountability of those officers, including me, but I also want to know why. What were these officers thinking as they let innocents be slaughtered mere feet away? I suspect we are witnessing the consequences of the attacks on law enforcement we’ve seen the last few years, including leftist defunding efforts, and unjust prosecutions against officers. My guest this week brings you the story of one of those officers who’ve been prosecuted by an overzealous prosecutor for no sound reason. Her husband, Alabama police officer Ben Darby, was a well-trained Huntsville police officer who was forced to make a difficult split-second decision while responding to a dangerous 911 call. The situation was cleared by the Incident Review Board, and Ben’s actions were deemed justified. It was determined that he followed all applicable policies and laws. However, soon after Ben was cleared, the Madison County District Attorney began to use him and his case as a political football. They offered him multiple plea deals, but Ben Darby firmly believed his actions were justified and resisted all pleas. Ben was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He is not eligible for an appeal bond due to the excessive sentence he was given. He is stuck serving day-for-day until his appeal comes through. Keelin Darby has been married to Ben for 5 years. She has been a police sergeant in a North Alabama department for 6 years. She also serves on her department's swat team. She's a Christian, who loves her country and is honored to wear blue. We’re honored to have Keelin as my guest this week.

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