NBC News: State trooper Jermaine Saunders shot Daniel Kevin Harris to death on Thursday after what North Carolina Bureau of Investigation described in a statement as "an encounter."
[A] neighbor of Harris', Mark Barringer, who witnessed part of the confrontation, criticized the trooper's handling of the pursuit.
"They should've deescalated and been trained to realize that this is an entirely different situation," Barringer told NBC affiliate WCNC. "You're pulling someone over who is deaf. They are handicapped."
Too often, Rosenblum said, officers order deaf people to comply with verbal commands — then act aggressively when they don't.
"This has led to many physical altercations between law enforcement officers and deaf individuals over the years, with some resulting in death," he said.