Garland police say officer fired as many as 41 shots at apparently unarmed man before he died | Dallas-Fort Worth Communities - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News "MESQUITE — A Garland police officer is on restricted duty after authorities say he fired as many as 41 shots at an apparently unarmed man last month, killing him. Garland police also said Tuesday that dash-cam video revealed that Officer Patrick Tuter crashed his squad car into a truck driven by the suspect, Michael Vincent Allen, before the shooting started. Initial reports had said Allen had hit Tuter’s car, prompting the officer to open fire. “It’s still under investigation,” said Garland police spokesman Officer Joe Harn. “We’re trying to find out exactly why he started shooting.” Tuter’s attorney, John Snider, said the answer is simple. “At some point, while trying to prevent the suspect from making an escape, Officer Tuter did feel in fear for his life and was justified in firing his weapon,” Snider said." .... "That’s where police initially said Allen made a U-turn and hit a squad car as officers tried to box him in. But Tuesday’s updated account by police, confirmed by Snider, indicates that the police hit Allen’s car and then fatally shot him. A 20-year-old woman in the pickup with him was uninjured and is considered a witness. It is unclear whether any officers ordered Allen to exit his vehicle before the shooting began. Investigators have not discovered a weapon on either Allen or the passenger, but Snider said his client, a seven-year veteran of the force, felt threatened." “Some of the allegations regarding this incident do raise questions that need to be carefully examined,” said City Council member Rick Williams. “I have complete faith that Police Chief Mitch Bates and his staff will do a thorough investigation and provide an impartial and complete determination once the investigation is finished.” Internal investigation? Shouldn't the FBI investigate it or at least an outside source?