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Aren't you supposed to search the suspect for weapons before you put him in the back of the patrol car?

1 posted on 08/01/2011 7:59:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Thank God the thug was a bad shot


2 posted on 08/01/2011 8:02:21 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: smokingfrog

Sounds like he murdered the suspect and made up a story to cover his ass.


3 posted on 08/01/2011 8:08:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: smokingfrog

An opinion of the DA doesn’t mean much. If the guy wants to sue the LEO for the wound and the risk then he certainly can. Probably he can also try for the attempted murder even despite this DA - a single man can’t issue “get away with murder” cards. Not supposed to, at least.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 8:08:53 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: smokingfrog

Can’t take any chances with those drunks. I have a great thought let’s create a force to protect unarmed citizens rather then shoot them.


5 posted on 08/01/2011 8:09:27 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: smokingfrog
An Elk Grove police officer acted lawfully in January when he fired his AR-15 rifle at a handcuffed suspect, seated in the back of a patrol car...

No words. Just. No. Words.

6 posted on 08/01/2011 8:11:16 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: smokingfrog
who officers thought may still have been armed

Wow, taking a RIFLE shot at someone handcuffed in the back of the patrol car?!

I guess the real question is; Why didn't the 'officer' have a throw-down to plant on him?

Woulda made the whole "I was in fear for my life" thing more believable.

Somebody didn't follow standard serve and protect protocol.

7 posted on 08/01/2011 8:14:48 PM PDT by JOAT
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To: smokingfrog

The last time (and only time) I was hand cuffed was in 1966. My hands were behind my back in cuffs. If I had access to a weapon about the only thing I could have shot would have been my ass. The only way I could have been a threat is if I managed to kick open the locked door or tear down the barrier with my teeth. At this point it would have been necessary for the officers to stand perfectly still and while I would be mooning them to use a weapon against them.

I suspect that before this would have been allowed to occur an officer would have laid a billy club upon my head with great vigor and enthusiasm.

The story stinks.


8 posted on 08/01/2011 8:15:54 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: smokingfrog

More evidence that Sacramento is a cesspit.


9 posted on 08/01/2011 8:17:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: smokingfrog
An Elk Grove police officer acted lawfully in January when he fired his AR-15 rifle at a handcuffed suspect, seated in the back of a patrol car

Guy totally forgot his training. You're not supposed to handcuff them before you shoot them - it makes it more plausible when you plant the gun or knife on them, and then say that you "feared for your safety."

The officer needs to watch the training video again, obviously.

10 posted on 08/01/2011 8:22:08 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: smokingfrog
Scully argued that the officer had reason to believe Hesselbein was dangerous and that the officer "had the right to act in self-defense and in defense of his fellow officers."

Yea, well it was pretty apparent that he was outmatched /s

12 posted on 08/01/2011 8:26:15 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: smokingfrog

yep


13 posted on 08/01/2011 8:34:27 PM PDT by dila813
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To: smokingfrog

Cuffed in the front? If he was cuffed in the back there’s no way he could be a threat.


19 posted on 08/02/2011 4:48:42 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: smokingfrog

My question is how did this officer miss with a rifle shooting at an immobile suspect in the back od a squad car.

Sounds like a negligent “oops, my finger was on the trigger” shooting.


20 posted on 08/02/2011 5:39:15 AM PDT by hattend (As always... FUJM.)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m trying to imagine what would happen if I, Joe Average, did this.


21 posted on 08/02/2011 5:44:46 AM PDT by TankerKC (I feel 271 degrees out of sync today, which isn't half bad.)
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To: smokingfrog

Let me see if I’ve got everything:

1. You have reason to believe a man you already searched for weapons, cuffed, and placed into the back of a police vehicle is still armed.

2. Officer, believing for some reason that our perpetrator can fire this mystery weapon with his mind, his tongue, or his unusually dextrous penis that can unzip itself, takes aim at the suspect with an AR-15 assault rifle.

3. Officer is wielding a long gun here. Not a Glock .40, 9mm, or a .45, nope an AR-15.

4. The officer aims at the threatening, handcuffed perp, shoots, and MISSES. Let’s set aside for a second that he’s in the back of a patrol car and handcuffed. How far was Serpico away from the suspect when he took his shot?

5. I can’t stand lawyers, but this is one time where some flesh eating mouthpiece should just seek to own these morons for every taxpayer nickel.

We had a similar incident in our town here. Officer put 7 rounds in an unarmed suspect sitting in a parked vehicle from behind.

We have an LEO problem in the US right now.


26 posted on 08/02/2011 10:01:43 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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