A sheriff in White County Tennessee was caught on a body cam footage ordering his deputy to shoot an unarmed man instead of ramming him with the car during a slow speed chase, according to Channe 4 News.
Sheriff Oddie Shoupe was caught on a body cam having a conversation with a deputy following the fatal shooting of Michael Dial, the man who was shot in the head after he refused to pull over for driving with a suspended license.
“I told em, I said take him out,” Sheriff Shoupe reassures a deputy.
“I heard,” the deputy confirmed.
“D*mn, I don’t give a sh*t,” Shoupe admitted.
“I said, ‘Don’t ram him shoot him,’” the sheriff can be heard saying.
“F*ck that sh*t. Ain’t gonna tear up my cars,” Sheriff Shoupe continued.
“If they don’t think I’ll give the d*mn order to kill that motherf*cker they’re full of sh*t,” Sheriff Shoupe added. “I love this sh*t. God I tell you what, I thrive on it.”
The victim’s widow, Robyn Dial, filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, Reserve Deputy Adam West and Sparta Officer Charlie Simms for excessive force.
According to the lawsuit, Sheriff Shoupe “preferred to shoot and kill Mr. Dial rather than risk damaging his patrol cars.”
Watch the footage in the video clip below: