During a week when the U.S. is transfixed by the Minneapolis case of a black man being killed in the streets by police, former KCPD officer Daniel Straub told KCUR that he felt the need to apologize to the mother of Ryan Stokes because it is part of the integrity of being a law enforcement officer. 'I am going to wing it': Pregnant Bachelor star Laura Byrne... 'I've heard she is pregnant': MAFS fans start bizarre theory... 'Hello beautiful boy!' Kansas City Police Department officer Daniel Straub wears his uniform in a photograph he kept from his days on the police force. A U.S. Army veteran who did two tours of duty in Iraq as a military policeman and is currently a drill sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve, Straub talked to Narene Stokes about the night she lost her son and about losing his own brother to gun violence in 2017. At first, she said, she found it hard to believe that Straub came forward and wondered about his motivations, but she changed her mind. A KCUR investigation revealed that Ryan Stokes didn’t steal the phone, was unarmed and was surrendering to Straub when Stokes was shot from behind by another KCPD officer, William Thompson, who is still on the force. He was then featured as a Cleo Bachelor of The Year in 2010, before finding love with Claire. During a week when the U.S. is transfixed by the Minneapolis case of a black man being killed in the streets by police, former KCPD officer Daniel Straub told KCUR that he felt the need to apologize to the mother of Ryan Stokes because it is part of the integrity of being a law enforcement officer. Narene Stokes, center, talks to reporters in September 2018 when the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners rescinded a commendation to the officer who shot and killed her son, Ryan. But Straub testified in depositions in June 2017 for a lawsuit filed by Narene Stokes, Ryan’s mother, that in fact, Ryan Stokes didn’t have a gun and was complying with his orders. The couple tied the knot in a lavish society wedding on Sydney's Garden Island in December 2016. Stokes’ mother, Narene Stokes-James, has maintained that the shooting of her son was not justified. Shares surge around the world as investors bet on Biden... but did markets jump the gun? UK records 20,018 new Covid cases - 12% FEWER than last Tuesday - but... Is a Covid-19 vaccine coming at the start of December? Published: 09:51 GMT, 16 March 2019 | Updated: 15:43 GMT, 16 March 2019. He reached out to Narene Stokes via Facebook last November and met with her just before Thanksgiving. Straub ultimately agreed to a deal on a misdemeanor charge and completed counseling for grief, PTSD and anger management, along with extra firearms training and 100 hours of community service. He subsequently resigned from the department.”, Becchina also said the department’s policy is to provide a “work atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment.”.