A moving account of compassion, forgiveness, and hope for all after a police shooting. Learn about Franklyn Reid, and the emotional journey experienced from all sides. Death By Cop: A Call for Unity! is dedicated to the innocent victims of crimes and brave police officers.
In such a work as this, though the outcome will be known, what is uncovered in the up-close focus on those involved is insight into individual pain, anger, effort, passion, and courage. Reid and Gill are careful throughout to express a lack of personal animosity toward Officer Smith, who was about the same age as his victim and possibly not as fully trained as he should have been, and they are equally fair-minded in assessing Franklyn Reid, a handsome, gutsy young man whose careless lack of respect for the law had landed him in prison and made him the reasonable object of local police suspicions.