A man who charged at a police officer in Wisconsin Rapids, America, last year while wielding a knife was sentenced to five years in prison this week.
Officer Rod Krakow confrontedĂ‚Â then-16-year-old Pao Khang. Ă‚Â The officer can be heard shouting loudly, several times:Ă‚Â ”Get on the ground. Drop the knife,.” When the teenager charged at the officer, he shot Khang twice. Khang survived.
Khang, who is now 18, was charged with reckless endangerment, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property, all while using a dangerous weapon.
A jury found him guilty in August, and his 5-year sentence is a compromise between recommendations from the prosecutor and KhangĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s defense attorney. He is not eligible for early release programs, sources said.
“Fortunately, the officer was armed and able to defend himself,” Wood County Circuit Judge Greg Potter said. “What would have happened if it was a regular person who was unarmed?”
Like, for instance, Ă‚Â a British police officer?