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    Fired.


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    This is very sad, sounds like an officer was to quick to use deadly force. We should wait until there is more information available before making a final decision.

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    Is it possible that the officer saw the reflection of his own gun in the window and thought it was in the hand of the woman inside???
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhite View Post
    Regarding training, with all the hate and abuse cops have received over the past many years I bet most departments are
    having a VERY tough time getting recruits. Thus, departments are probably having to lower their standards and take what
    they can get.

    I'm not supporting or defending what this guy did but, cops are held to a much higher standard of excellence than most
    other trades.

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    Our media, politicians and popular culture have created an adversarial relationship between LE and the citizen. Just a continuation of the breakdown of society and our system of law and it isn't getting any better.
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    The former officer has been charged with murder as of just a few minutes ago, and I think that's appropriate. Being a former officer for 27 years, I understand the temperament out there and officers are being shot almost daily, but this is no excuse for shooting the defenseless woman in her own home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph View Post
    The former officer has been charged with murder as of just a few minutes ago, and I think that's appropriate. Being a former officer for 27 years, I understand the temperament out there and officers are being shot almost daily, but this is no excuse for shooting the defenseless woman in her own home.
    A one year LEO as I understand it. The training department needs to be thoroughly evaluated also.
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    I have been following this as it is local and it is really sad that it has happened, the officers should have knocked on the door and identified themselves, yes I know the neighbor called in an open door but still to circle the home and start shooting at the first person seen was just asinine. The first reports said he shot someone in the home holding a gun, if the homeowner saw the flashlights outside in the dark and got her gun to check it out she was within her rights. I have the utmost respect for the police and do not envy them their jobs in today's times but they have got to get off the trigger happy mentality and return to protect and serve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    A bad plumber can't ruin the rest of your life, or end it, like a bad LEO can.
    True.

    And a police force gone bad because people have rendered their job impossible and their recruiting even worse can ruin entire cities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kschilk View Post
    There were a lot of mistakes made but in the cop's defense, this wasn't necessarily the simple "just a welfare check" it's being made out to be. Sure, the neighbor called in to the non-emergency number but his basis for concern wasn't like she hadn't been seen or heard from for days. He specifically mentioned an open door as the reason he wanted a police response and to me, as I'd suppose to most any rational person, that sounds more like a possible break-in than a medical emergency or someone's butt bein' stuck in the bathtub. In case of one of the latter, you'd prob'ly call the fire dept anyway, not the cops. I can therefore understand why they would anticipate encountering an armed perp or perps as they approached and be on alert. His first main screw-up was prob'ly not identifying himself as a police officer, at least as far as CYA procedure but whether that would've changed anything can only be speculated.
    First cool night in months around here.

    There were a lot of opened doors that night, including our own patio door.
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