Man wronged in past by police saves officer from burning car
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is being credited with saving a police officer’s life after he helped pull him from a burning car Sunday night.
Daylan McLee said he didn’t hesitate to save a human life.
The 31-year-old Black man has had several bad interactions with police officers, having filed a wrongful arrest lawsuit against Pennsylvania State Police after he spent a year in jail before being acquitted in a situation where video showed he had disarmed a gunman, not pointed a gun at officers.
The 31-year-old said it wasn’t a complicated decision to help another human being. But even some of his close friends wondered if he hesitated because of his previous interactions with a few law enforcement officers.
McLee said Monday he wants more people to look at individuals and not judge all police based on one interaction.
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