Police Abuse

Man Testifies Against RCMP Officer Who Shot Him

The cop was a wee bit trigger-happy


A Vancouver Island man says he did exactly what police commanded him to do seconds before he was shot by an RCMP constable nearly three years ago.

During the first day of testimony in the aggravated-assault trial of Const. David Pompeo, William Gillespie told a court in Duncan, B.C., that after being pulled over by police on the night of Sept. 18, 2009, he got out of his vehicle, onto his knees and reached in front of himself to get on the ground.