The killers get a paid vacation while the department and local government shrug. "Oops." Nobody is held accoutable, except of course the taxpayer if there's a settlement.
I'm wondering how many dead dogs and dead loved-ones it's going to take before we begin dealing with the problem.
The cops need to be charged, convicted, and sentenced to death.
This crap needs to stop.
I am not sure it is going to stop. It is a way to scare the populace. Leftist totalitiarians want a fearful populace.
The cops have long lost my benefit of a doubt.
I no longer feel sympathy when a cop is shot, because I’m waiting to hear the rest of the story.
And America can only blame itself for letting the “War on (Some) Drugs” get out of hand. End it.
Some punishment for these two idiot donut-munchers.
This is why more and more people are starting to detest these morons known as cops.
No settlement can change the fact that a man is dead and a women is now a widow. Depressing story.
His heirs just won the lottery.
This took place in October of 2000. Not exactly “news”.
murder an innocent man... get a paid vacation, that will teach them!
What is that called when proffessional negligence results in a homicide?
Manslaughter. If this was a typo or clerical error, a clerical person should be charged with manslaughter.
I doubt the police made too much of an effort to identify themselves. Probably two quick knocks and crash the door style of entry.
An innocent man lost his life because police “had the wrong house”.
And, what happens to the “drug informant”? Was he paid for this great tip? Is he still on the payroll? Will he be charged with anything?
Maybe it wasn’t a mistake.
I just glimpsed what’s wrong with this country by chance juxtposition. Having been away from the computer all morning, I refresh FR to see this story about a man murdered by the cops, while simultaneously listening to the opening minutes of Rush chortling like a pig about professional sports.
Just a bump in the road. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Government at all levels is dangerous and unaccountable...a deadly mix.
Thomas Jefferson wisely observed, “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
All because we don’t think people should be allowed to get high.
Now there is (another) dead man and destroyed family
and people are still getting high anyway.
If people were just allowed to get high them most of those who wanted to would just sit in their homes and get high and play video games and eat cheetos (like they do illegally today).
But instead we militarize our police forces keep insisting that forcing people not get high (which doesn’t work) is worth any cost.
A mistake? They KILL an innocent man, and call it a frickin’ MISTAKE???
How are the two officers not at fault?
They did it didn’t they? It was wrong wasn’t it?
2+2= Their fault.
Unfortunately it is the taxpayers who have to pay up and the people who did this will never have to... where is the incentive in that?
It’s getting harder and harder to tell the good guys from the bad.
Now seriously, their info came from a drug enforcer? Since I have expert knowledge of police procedures (Law & Order, NCIS & CSI) shouldn't they then have surveyed the home for obvious signs of drug dealing? I mean their CI says these guys are dealing drugs and on THAT basis and only that basis, they raided the wrong house and killed an innocent man.
He said, however, the two policemen were not at fault.
Well then, who the hell is at fault? Those two deserve at least manslaughter charges.
Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door.
The whitewash has started, what does anyone want to bet that when the investigation is over (investigated by the police, how convenient) they will say procedure was followed, it was an accident and no one is at fault?
I know what is at fault:
1) Their procedures.
2) Gestapo like policemen.
3) Whoever was running this CI. And, what did the CI get in return, reduced sentence, money, civic duty award?
4) Did they bother to look at the correct house and see if they are indeed dealing drugs?
Back in my day, we all knew the Sheriffs around, they knew us and we got along. They'd see us drinking beer behind the pizza place and not say anything (we were 16, 17, 18 or so). They would occasionally say, is there anything there that shouldn't be in that car? Never any problems, except for the CHP officer.
He got all of us (we deserved it) Like an idiot I wasn't paying attention and made a turn and grabbed three gears and didn't see his enormous CHP car. He did laugh though, he thought it was impressive that I could grab three gears. He did give me the minimum charge which was speeding.