Missouri Deputy Charged with Shooting Woman in Back after Video Proves she Lied

The woman had been riding on a scooter the wrong way down a one-way street before she was shot in the back.

In 2017, Jackson County sheriff's deputy Lauren Michael was awarded a medal of valor for shooting and killing a shoplifting suspect at a Walmart after she claimed he grabbed hold of her taser and used it on her, making her fear for her life.

But now the 29-year-old deputy has been indicted for shooting a woman in the back after claiming the woman grabbed her taser and used it on her.

Turns out, she lied about the woman grabbing her taser. It was footage from her own dashcam that did her in. The footage has not yet been released.

“I am not as comfortable with this one as the last one,” Michael told a supervisor in the moments after shooting the 26-year-old woman, leaving "four very large holes" in her back and buttocks, according to her attorney.

And neither were prosecutors who on Wednesday charged Michael with felony assault and armed criminal action. The victim survived the shooting.

Michael, who was placed on unpaid administrative leave, said she spotted a man and woman on a Bird scooter traveling the wrong way down a one-way street on August 8. She said they refused to stop.

The type of scooter that was traveling the wrong way down a one-way street, leading to a deputy shooting a woman in the back.

​The deputy then pulled her patrol car in front of the scooter, causing it to crash into the car. The man driving the scooter was arrested while the woman took off running.

Deputy Michael later caught up with the woman and confronted her.

According to KSHB:

Dash cam video from Deputy Michael’s patrol car shows the deputy approach the woman and grab her by the hair to force her to the ground. Less than one minute later, the video shows the woman twitch, which detectives believe represents when the woman was tased.

The video shows the woman running away from the deputy, at which time the video captures smoke from the deputy's service weapon.

In an interview with detectives, Michael claimed that she also had been tased when the woman got a hold of her taser.

In their investigation, Kansas City, Missouri, Police detectives located five shell casings that matched up with Deputy Michael’s gun. An evaluation of Deputy Michael’s taser concluded that only three seconds elapsed between the first and second firings of the taser, thus casting doubt that the woman had managed to tase Michael.

The victim, Brittany Simeck, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, said she ran because she was in fear for her life, her attorneys told KSHB.

"She was afraid for her life from this woman," Smith said of Simek's reaction to Michael. "She was crazy."

Four hollow-point bullets struck Simek, leaving "very large holes" in her back and buttocks, according to her attorneys.

Simek's attorneys want to see Michael, who was charged Wednesday with assault and armed criminal action, off the sheriff's force and behind bars.

"Only a coward shoots a woman in the back and then lies about it," Smith said, "That's what happened here. She needs to go down."

Simek, a Leavenworth native, is retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and spent time on the University of Kansas rowing team.

Now the family of the man she killed in Walmart in 2017, Donald Sneed III, is asking for that case to be revisited, according to the Kansas City Star.

At the time, the sheriff’s office said Sneed III grabbed Michael’s stun gun prompting her to shoot him.

The father, Sneed Jr., said he doesn’t believe that. He said Michael shot his son multiple times and that his son wasn’t attacking her when she fired the shots, but rather was being held down.

Michael was given the medal of valor for her actions during the incident.

“That she was given a medal of valor was almost insulting to the family,” said the family’s attorney Jermaine Wooten.

Donald Sneed III did not survive being shot by Jackson County sheriff's deputy Lauren Michael.

It does not appear as if that shooting was captured on video but at the time, she explained she tried to taser Sneed twice but it had no effect on him. However, when he took the taser and used it on her, it did have an effect, which is why she had to kill him.

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Camo205
Camo205

I’m confused, wouldn’t the taser leave one hell of a burn mark? At the very least some skin irritations? Did they bother to check her fat ass and see! I don’t understand how these people can live with themselves knowing they killed an unarmed man or woman! I thought in the 70s & 80s cops always carried an extra gun in case they shot an ‘unarmed’ person! That’s Hollywood stuff I know but u get what I’m saying right? This has got to stop because we’re gonna start having civilians shooting cops to keep them from killing an unarmed friend or family memeber or neighbor.....! How do we know who’s good and who’s bad? It ain’t just African Americans or Latinos being killed nowa days, it’s everybody, man or woman, in ur own house or at ur aunt & uncles! And they gave that woman a medal for killing an unarmed shiplifter! What was he gonna get away with that was so important live or die this cop was gonna stop him? I wonder if she has ever tased anyone else? Why would they reach for the taser and not her pistol? Because it’s BULLSHIT!

Bill Vapes
Bill Vapes

Wow, this nasty pig has 2 bodies on her. Makes you wonder about the first. Either way, this highly decorated officer is going down.

Zac10r
Zac10r

That fat ugly piece of trash low life. She's so ugly and fat. This is why I carry every day. I would have put 2 in her head and the other 8 in her stomach. Hahaha!

Fascist Slayer
Fascist Slayer

Is that the same cunt at the top? Wow!!! that fat cunt hit the doughnut shop, didn't she. Fucking doughnut whore.

Fascist Slayer
Fascist Slayer

I'm really confused about the two photos at the tops?? Is that the same Cunt?

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

maybe her and guyger can be celli's.

Mikeh
Mikeh

These cops should be charged with capital murder and face the death penalty. Furthermore, there oughta be people forcing their legislators to adopt a principle of the state automatically turning over 10 million dollars to a persons family who dies while being detained by the police or if their shot by police when the victim does not have a genuine functioning gun. If the state / police realize that every time they kill somebody it's going to cost money, these illegitimate shootings will come to a screeching halt. Cop bastards.

AmigaJoe
AmigaJoe

Whenever the Criminal Cop isn't a white male, they'll go ahead and throw the crowd a bone with a charge and a half-way decent sentence. Otherwise, it's full-court press to exonerate, under-charge, or say 'insufficient evidence'...

Chrome Dome
Chrome Dome

This I keep saying is the reason why Colin Kaepernick kneels during the National anthem and it’s not about a person being black or white or brown it’s exactly about these kinds of things that the NFL blackballed Colin Kaepernick for and when Donald Trump opened up his mouth making it about the flag the league followed his lead and the majority of Caucasians fell for it and that’s the same exact lie Michael Slager told when he thought nobody was watching and here comes lightning striking the same way but since these two are white I believe she’ll be dealt with the right way and Michael Slager escapes a harsh sentence because of one white juror that hung the trial and then he pleaded guilty to taking twenty years so the criminal justice shitstem works for some and don’t for some.😎