BENICIA, Calif. — It had all the makings of bad situation. Late at night, in an industrial section of Benicia, California, officer Kirk Keffer says he spotted a shadowy figure in a dark hoodie.
“And it kinda caught me off guard because I normally don’t see anybody out there. And there’s no sidewalks. And he’s kind of walking on the side of the street,” Keffer said. “It wasn’t right.”
Or was it? Jourdan Duncan says he was minding his own business.
“And I noticed it was a police car. And I was like, ‘Oh, I’m not going to move. I don’t want him to think I have any weapons,’” Jourdan said.
Jourdan explained to the officer that he was just walking home from work. There was no crime. The kid didn’t need help.
By all rights, officer Keffer could have, and many officers would have, just left him alone. But Keffer isn’t that kind of …