Murder Charges Filed Against Everett Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Drunk Driver

From KIRO:

An Everett police officer already charged with first-degree manslaughter has also been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of a Stanwood man last June.

Officer Troy Meade shot 51-year-old Niles Leo Meservey while Meservey was in his car at the Chuckwagon Inn last June. Witnesses called police to report Meservey was too drunk to drive.Everett police, including Officer Meade, responded to the scene and boxed in Meservey’s white Corvette.

According to court documents, Meade tried tasering Meservey, who was described as belligerent. Another officer at the scene said Meservey appeared to try to drive away and his car became lodged against a fence and a parking curb. That officer said he heard Meade say, ‘Time to end this, enough is enough’ before he opened fire.