Yes, the conviction was politically motivated because he should have been charged with first degree murder. Since his colleagues are the ones who convict him, he is able to walk away without too much of a blemish on his record. He should not be able to escape a long prison term.
No, I don't think this conviction was politically motivated. A police officer takes 11 minutes to report a shooting. It was investigated. The investigation turns up evidence that points to the officer being involved in involuntary manslaughter. This is not politically motivated; this is due process of the law, in my view.
Patrick Feaster was with the Paradise Police Department when dashcam footage showed him driving up on the scene of a crash on Nov. 25. Andrew Thomas, 26, was crawling out of the vehicle, but before he could get out, Feaster shot him once in the neck, leaving him paralyzed. Thomas died on Dec. 19.
This conviction was brought of people aggression for justice in frequent killing of innocent lives on the street , without any intention of the victim to retaliate through arm. So such justice tells need for more proper investigation and judgement fairness.
It seems that there was no reason for the cop to discharge his firearm, and the officer should have reported the release of his firearm much sooner. I think more evidence needs to be produced to say whether the cop was innocent or guilty, but that does not mean that there were political motivations.