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Neighbors weigh in on officer indictment

The woman who lived across the street saw the police go into the house on Deramus Ave.

Posted: Aug 3, 2018 10:46 PM

Sandra Humphreys has lived across the street from Jeff Parker for 28 years.

She said she was looking out her upstairs window when she saw the police roll up to his house across the street.

"When I shut the windows I turned away and I heard a pop and when I turned back around they were in the house and I could see them through the door," said Humphreys.

When she saw Jeff's Fiancee Michele come outside, hysterically crying, she made her way across the street to comfort her.

Humphreys and her family are just as surprised at this indictment as the Parker family is, because the Huntsville Police Department Cleared all officers involved.

They're glad the case is making its way through the legal system, because they have some questions about how everything went down.

"We don't want to ruin the police officers life in any way, but things should have been handled differently," said Humphreys

The Humphreys are holding out their final judgement until all of the truth comes to light, but they simply want to know exactly what happened and how a suicide call by Jeff could end with him being dead.

"We want to know that jeff didn't die needlessly," said Humphreys

Other neighbors in the area said they can see both sides of this story.

They understand someone who's calling 911 and saying they're suicidal needs help, but they also understand a police officer protecting themselves.

They said they'll also wait to pass judgement until all the facts come to light.

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