Bill Maher to officer in Tulsa police shooting: "If you're that nervous, you can't do this job"

The "Real Time" host said police academies should "train our police to not be that guy who just empties the clip"

Brendan Gauthier
September 24, 2016 3:10PM (UTC)

"Real Time" host Bill Maher on Friday responded to recent fatal police shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Maher called the female officer facing manslaughter charges after shooting unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher, in Tulsa last Friday, "a victim of bad police training."


"Police do not train the way they should," he said during a panel discussion with guests. "If you're that nervous, you can't do this job."

"We don't know whether he had a gun," Maher said of Keith Lamont Scott, the victim of another fatal police shooting in Charlotte on Tuesday. "But even if he did, you don't have to kill every time somebody does something that makes you nervous. We have to train our police to not be that guy who just empties the clip."

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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Bill Maher Charlotte Keith Lamont Scott Police Shootings Real Time Terence Crutcher Tulsa


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