Skip to comments.[S]hot dead by female police officer 'who mistook Nintendo Wii controller ... for a gun'
Posted on 02/20/2014 6:48:58 AM PST by Uncle Chip
Police in Georgia on Friday served a warrant for a probation violation at the trailer park home of a man and his son, a 17-year-old aspiring Marine. In the process of serving the warrant on the boy's father, an officer fatally shot the teen.
His crime: according to his attorney, he did nothing more than answer the door while holding a controller of a Nintendo Wii.
Police in Euharlee, Georgia - about 50 miles northwest of Atlanta - however, claim that Christopher Roupe pointed a gun at the female officer when he opened the door, which prompted her to fire a live round at the aspiring military man.
No witnesses reported seeing the boy holding any weapons, and authorities won't say whether a weapon was found at the scene.
'It just doesn't add up,' Cole Law, who is representing the Roupe family, told wsbtv.com.
As for the claim that Roupe was holding a gun, Law says he's seen no evidence supporting the officer's claim.
'We don't know where that statement came from. The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand. He heard a knock at the door. He asked who it was, there was no response so he opened the door and upon opening the door he was immediately shot in the chest,' Law said.....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Given the absence of descriptive information about the “officer,” one is left to conclude that she is an affirmative action hire—In other words, a daughter of Obama. As such, she will be fiercely defended.
I reserve the right to alter this opinion as new/additional information becomes available.
I bet she don’t feel near as bad, heck I will bet that she don’t even feel bad but that is neither here nor there, as the kid she murdered. She intended to shoot someone at the first opportunity and the kid just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now, she has street creds around the station and soon will be decorated for her bravery and promoted. While the kid will be lying cold in his grave for committing what crime?
Ping, Ping, Ping
Not unless they are a cop or politically connected.
If that is the case then why would police send a youngish female rookie to serve a warrant for a probation violation all by herself.
If that turns out to be true then the police chief needs to be fired.
No, probably more like:
- Has been to recruiter
- Has past tests
- Has a good enough GPA
- Has no criminal background
- Doesn’t use drugs
- Is keeping excellent physical condition
...like many 17 year olds that have made up their minds they want to be a Marine.
I don’t care what the situation “might have been”, this is what happens when police are militarized and believe they are above the average citizen. They seem to believe that peoples rights stop when they think so. Obviously this woman was a problem waiting to happen.
RIP young man, condolences to the family...what a damned waste...
So, by your self holier than thou standards, only sub humans live in trailer parks? I know many decent, lawabiding, honest, hardworking individuals that happen to live in trailerparks. That is, I thought I did until this morning. By your standards, they are the scum of the earth.
The boy she killed is not doing so good either.
Why does it matter that the cop is female?
Is there a picture of the officer?
this was a probation raid on a trailer park, so the situation was not as peachy as wed like to believe.
Depends on how you want to define “trailer park”.
Lots of them are actually RV parks where most of them cost north of $500,000 and the park models are around $150,000.
Sooooo...the Constitution excludes persons living in trailer parks. When did it become unconstitutional to answer the door while armed, especially when directly asked by the young men, who was outside and the cop did not reply. Many people in this day and age would be armed while questioning who was at their door, prior to opening the door. If I didn’t know the person, God knows I would be armed.
This is one of the most disgusting police stories I have ever read.
If I answer the door at night, I have my gun in one hand behind my back.
'The officer felt endangered' doesn't wash here, unless you accept that an officer can otherwise control the situation from start to finish, including inviting themselves over to your place.
Look at this — there were two officers there not just one:
GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that two Euharlee police officers were serving two probation violation warrants Friday night...
You have to ask what brought the country to such a state that cops are so afraid of being shot by citizens that they routinely shoot people with remotes, cellphones, and objects resembling a gun.
What has happened to the level of trust that there once was in American society? It was not like this.
I know it’s not coming back.
WTF is that supposed to mean??? I lived in a “trailer park” when I was a tyke and my dad was off flying helicopters in Vietnam.
What kind of a gun was he holding?
I believe that it will come back once we have an administration that does not consider the people of this country to be its enemies. “The fish rots from the head”.
No special treatment for government employees. Period.
Treat her as any mundane who shot before identifying what he was shooting at, and before determining whether the target actually posed a deadly threat, would be treated.
There were two officers there serving that warrant — not just one — so there should not have been a fear factor for the officer knocking on the door.
If they believed that there was going to be trouble then they would have brought more officers with them to allay their fears — but they didn’t.
It's peculiar that the names of the man and his son were identified, where they lived was identified, pictures of the boy and his home were shown, but there was no name or picture of the cop who shot the boy.
I believe that it will come back once we have an administration that does not consider the people of this country to be its enemies.
It'll get all Ukrainey here before that ever is the situation here again...
Yep there were two officers there:
Both should be held accountable including Sherry Lang for her big lie under the cover of authority.
I hope that you’re wrong.
Where is the photo of the female cop??? I want to see how fat she is. How bovine she is.
Only one female officer picture missing.
Post #79 has pictures of the officers of the department — though there is one missing.
It's good training for 'field' work
Hidden because they will say someone will seek vengeance. But if you or I shoot someone for no good reason we will have our photos and life plastered all over
LEO asskissers here
There were two officers —
GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that two Euharlee police officers were serving two probation violation warrants Friday night when a 17-year-old boy opened the door with a gun pointed at them.
There were two officers there.
So someone else on that wall of pictures was there when he was shot and participated in the cover-up.
Where have you been? This forum is loaded with those who worship authority and prefer to be ruled [controlled] rather than led [governed], they are also known as jackboot lickers, badge lickers,and cop worshipers.
Don’t know, having no insight into the officer’s hyperactive imagination.
Ditto on the trailer park rant! I have known a lot of people that live in them (relatives included) and some are quite nice; better than a lot of “normal” neighborhoods. In some places in the country, trailers just make sense.
I’ll do it since nobody else will:
Females shouldn’t be cops or soldiers.
They can be spies, analysts, etc. They can’t be cops. It’s a dumb idea and it jeopardizes the lives of innocent civilians. They go to the gun first.
For her to shoot like that she had to:
1. Have already had the gun drawn.
2. Been so scared that she fired at the site of anything black (I have a Wii, and I guarantee the controller he was holding was black, and it doesn’t look anything like a gun).
3. Had no faith in her partner at all in serving a warrant. (Why was she the one knocking if she was so scared she was going to get drawn on?)
The kid she shot-killed was white
Then no citizen is safe, anywhere. Even in his own bed.
Okaaaay. The Wii controller in his hand was likely BLACK. I never mentioned race of anybody involved, and I think race is immaterial here.
“’We don’t know where that statement came from. The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand. He heard a knock at the door. He asked who it was, there was no response so he opened the door and upon opening the door he was immediately shot in the chest,’ Law said.”
“The officer who fired the fatal shot has been placed on administrative leave as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.”
Someone who felt horrific guilt due to an accident which resulted in another human’s death would resign or accept criminal liability. She takes a vacation.
Please keep your replies public.
But the Internet is hard to completely scrub. radaris.com has
Beth Myspace My name is Nancy Beth Gatny, Beth Gatny to those who know and love me, Officer Gatny to those who don't and I used to be Beth Daniel of Lebanon, Mo. ...(the myspace link is dead) The page has her being in Cartersville, GA
I'll agree with that. Its common sense.
But we live in a society where common sense is considered evil.
“Then no citizen is safe, anywhere. Even in his own bed.”
That’s correct, especially one holding something in their hands. This isnt the first time something like this has happened.
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