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Unbelievable: Cop who wrongly killed teen had history of blunders, was fired from last job as cop
The Daily Caller ^ | 3-6-2014 | Robby Soave

Posted on 03/06/2014 4:58:30 PM PST by servo1969

The Euharlee, Georgia police officer who shot and killed a teenager because she wrongly thought he was holding a gun had made a similar mistake in the past, and was fired from her previous job as a police officer as part of long history of blunders and poor job performance.

When 17-year-old Christopher Roupe answered the door at his home on the night of February 17, officer Beth Gatny opened fire on him. Gatny, who was there to serve a warrant on Roupe’s father, had thought the teenager was holding a gun. Lawyers for the Roupe family say the kid did not have a gun, and was likely holding a video game controller for the Nintendo Wii.

Roupe died as a result of the shooting.

New evidence has surfaced suggesting that Gatny had a history of making this mistake and should never have been employed by the Euharlee police department. In 2008, she fired her gun at a suspect who was trying to open his backpack because she thought he was armed. The suspect was not armed, and her partner said there was no reason to think otherwise. An investigation disagreed with the partner and found Gatny innocent.

Worse, Gatny was fired from her job as a police officer in Acworth, Georgia before joining the Euharlee force nine months ago. Gatny was fired for failing to show up for work, according to NBC News.

Gatny sought disability compensation and was rejected because her claim was “not medically supported,” according to personnel records.

She was reprimanded for failure to follow orders and for leaving her weapon with a civilian while her picture was taken. She was also involved in four car accidents.

Euharlee police did not immediately respond to a request for comment as to whether they were aware of these facts when she was hired.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: acworth; banglist; christopherroupe; cop; cops; donutwatch; euharlee; gatny; georgia; police; roupe; shot
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1 posted on 03/06/2014 4:58:31 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Who will she kill on her next job, or will she a promotion ?


2 posted on 03/06/2014 5:01:45 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: servo1969

Incompetent, trigger happy, power tripping hateful woman.

An innocent teen had to die to get her off the streets? I’d say the system failed.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 5:03:18 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: servo1969

You know... I can understand DRAWING your weapon, if you think someone might be armed.

But unless they are pointing it at you, I don’t understand why she felt she had to fire her weapon. I think pointing your weapon at the target and issuing instructions would be more than enough.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 5:04:56 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: servo1969

Hunt her down and.........


5 posted on 03/06/2014 5:07:34 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: servo1969

That scab is prime for IRS recruitment.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 5:09:16 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: servo1969; Alaska Wolf; doc1019; TexasFreeper2009

JBT Ping list


7 posted on 03/06/2014 5:09:24 PM PST by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
You know... I can understand DRAWING your weapon, if you think someone might be armed. But unless they are pointing it at you, I don’t understand why she felt she had to fire her weapon. I think pointing your weapon at the target and issuing instructions would be more than enough.

Did she go home safe at the end of that shift? Yes. Case closed.

8 posted on 03/06/2014 5:10:26 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: Bulwyf
An innocent teen had to die to get her off the streets?

What makes you think she's fully off the streets?

9 posted on 03/06/2014 5:10:52 PM PST by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: servo1969

This broad makes Barney Fife look like James Bond. These poor
grieving parents need to sue every town that employed her.

That sweet looking kid.


10 posted on 03/06/2014 5:20:10 PM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: servo1969

She even looks skittish in that photo.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 5:22:05 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: null and void

Well, I imagine she isn’t working as a cop anymore.


12 posted on 03/06/2014 5:23:47 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: servo1969

And still no response and no press conference and no pictures of the “weapon” from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 5:25:05 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Bulwyf
Well, I imagine she isn’t working as a cop anymore.

That's what people said after she was terminated at the Acworth PD and just before she was hired by the Euharlee PD.

14 posted on 03/06/2014 5:29:22 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: servo1969
 
 
Nope, totally believable. And expected. Defectives like this Gatney always have a trail of destruction behind them and yet continue to get hired until a high profile tragedy finally occurs. Been there, seen that in the past.
 
 

15 posted on 03/06/2014 5:38:26 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Uncle Chip

well, I’m lost for words with this crazy woman.

I just hope that teen’s family gets her put away.


16 posted on 03/06/2014 5:43:16 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: lapsus calami

http://truthfrequencyradio.com/company-with-ties-to-the-federal-govt-designs-unsettling-targets-for-law-enforcement-community/


17 posted on 03/06/2014 5:44:10 PM PST by Therapsid
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To: servo1969

She looks like there’s nothing behind those eyes. She’s a meathead...dead from the neck up.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 5:48:28 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Bulwyf

It may get her off one set of streets. There are many other jurisdictions for which her proclivities are a decided plus.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 6:27:19 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

According to the original report, she fired IMMEDIATELY upon the door opening. She must have already had her weapon drawn with her finger ON the trigger and with an intention to shoot whoever opened the door. She did not have time to process that he had something in his hand.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 6:29:42 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Uncle Chip
Well, I imagine she isn’t working as a cop anymore.

That's what people said after she was terminated at the Acworth PD and just before she was hired by the Euharlee PD.<

I am sure she is already getting calls from other departments offering her more pay.

21 posted on 03/06/2014 6:31:37 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: arthurus
Corporal Gatny's photo has been taken down from the department website, but it looks like she left behind a number of capable protégés...

http://euharleepolice.com/about.html

22 posted on 03/06/2014 6:35:59 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: arthurus

She should be brought up on premeditated murder.


23 posted on 03/06/2014 6:48:34 PM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: arthurus

Eric Holder will hire her. Needed to investigate those dangerous tea party groups. No sarcasm
Tag needed.


24 posted on 03/06/2014 6:52:46 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Flick Lives
She should be brought up on premeditated murder.

In a fantasy world she would be, or in 1959.

25 posted on 03/06/2014 7:15:09 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Bulwyf

I would not bet on it. Even though she deserves to spend the rest of her live in prison, the system, meaning the police and courts will defend , protect, and shield her as long as necessary. So long as it is the peasants she murders, the sky is the limit on how far she can go.


26 posted on 03/06/2014 7:28:02 PM PST by sport
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To: piroque

She will definitely get a promotion and odds that she will kill again are about the same as the sun will rise in the morning.


27 posted on 03/06/2014 7:29:39 PM PST by sport
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To: servo1969

Acworth, GA? Wayyyy to close to home. This chick is a time bomb.


28 posted on 03/06/2014 7:33:22 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Boogieman
She even looks skittish in that photo.

Of course she was. The photographer was pointing a gun at her.

Oh, wait, it was a camera.

29 posted on 03/06/2014 7:34:23 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Bulwyf

You sure that she is off the street?


30 posted on 03/06/2014 7:36:15 PM PST by sport
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To: Bulwyf

Did the article say that she has been fired?


31 posted on 03/06/2014 7:37:38 PM PST by sport
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To: Uncle Chip

Other than a whitewash, there won’t be a response.


32 posted on 03/06/2014 7:38:30 PM PST by sport
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To: Joe 6-pack

Corporal Gatny’s photo
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Corporal?????

It looks like she went from the job she got fired from to this present job.

She has been on THIS JOB for 9 months.
How in the world did she get promoted to Corporal already?

TSA is probably holding a spot for her....


33 posted on 03/06/2014 7:38:48 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: xrmusn

Yeah- imagine that. She was a supervisor.


34 posted on 03/06/2014 7:43:35 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Flick Lives
In a just world, she would be. But as one individual so eloquently posted on an earlier thread, the victim lived in a trailer park, thus making him, in the poster's view, subhuman, so as far as the authorities are concerned, no harm; no foul.
35 posted on 03/06/2014 7:48:23 PM PST by sport
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To: servo1969

She’s got THE EYES!


36 posted on 03/06/2014 7:50:36 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: servo1969

Fat lesbian who will prolly get hired by the IRS, investigating Tea Partiers.


37 posted on 03/06/2014 7:52:46 PM PST by gaijin
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To: servo1969

This is what cops find acceptable in LE officers. No outcry for punishment, and a union will defend her job. But the cops and supporters can’t understand the hatred for modern LE.


38 posted on 03/07/2014 5:03:57 AM PST by LevinFan
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To: FreedomPoster

Georgia Ping.


39 posted on 03/07/2014 5:06:01 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan; AnAmericanMother; Apple Pan Dowdy; bfh333; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; dansangel; ...

GA FReeper ping.

Keep an eye on your police and make sure they aren’t hiring idiots.


40 posted on 03/07/2014 5:51:56 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Uncle Chip
And still no response and no press conference and no pictures of the “weapon” from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.

Can you say "whitewash?"

41 posted on 03/07/2014 5:59:06 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: americas.best.days...
This broad makes Barney Fife look like James Bond. These poor grieving parents need to sue every town that employed her.

The woman needs to be criminally prosecuted for manslaughter at least. Of course it will never happen. After all cops get a free pass for killing peasants. It's why some of them join.

42 posted on 03/07/2014 6:00:45 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: servo1969; Alaska Wolf
Unbelievable

Unfortunately all too believable. WHERE ARE THE COP SUCKERS? Let's hear them defend this one. The most important thing is (trumpet fanfare) DID SHE GET TO GO HOME TO HER FAMILY THAT NIGHT?

43 posted on 03/07/2014 6:11:30 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Does anybody know the name of the other officer with her — supposedly a male — who has also been put on leave.

After he was shot and lay bleeding to death this other officer was supposedly heard to say “put your gun away — it’s only a remote”.

Meanwhile Georgia’s finest at the GBI are searching everywhere from swamp to swill looking for that non-existent gun.


44 posted on 03/07/2014 6:11:52 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: piroque

It sounds like she’s too fearful to be a police officer. You can’t walk around wired all the time and do the job properly. So the $60,000 question is will she get fired from her current position?


45 posted on 03/07/2014 7:14:13 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

The way “so called police dept’s.” work now days she will get a paid vacation and a promotion.


46 posted on 03/07/2014 7:35:59 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Joe 6-pack
Gatny's photo may never have made it to the website. The Wayback Machine shows she had no photo on August 23, 2013.

http://web.archive.org/web/20130826205000/http://euharleepolice.com/about.html

47 posted on 03/07/2014 9:38:54 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Scoutmaster
A TV reporter covering the story said that he viewed 'gun-like' Wii controllers on the floor in front of the television set.

Who is this TV reporter and why would this TV reporter be allowed to traipse through a crime scene???

And why would this wii gun not have been bagged as evidence immediately???

The word "euharlee" has now become synonymous with "barney fife".

48 posted on 03/07/2014 11:44:10 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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One commenter writes:

The Euharlee police dept went to serve a violation of probation warrant for a misdemeanor.

I have gone over and over this story with the two siblings of Christopher and there was not BB gun pulled on the officer.

Christopher had gotten up to put in a movie and had the wii remote in his hand so that he could start the movie.

There was a knock on the door and Christopher said who is it. No one answered him so he opened the door with the wii remote still in his hand.

The female officer already had her gun drew and saw the remote, assumed it was a weapon and shot my nephew in the chest. She never said put down your weapon she just shot.

The male officer told the female officer to put her gun away because it was only a remote control. She didn’t.

Christophers little sister started towards Christopher because he had already fell to the floor so this female officer pointed her gun at my niece who by the way is 13 Years old and told her to shut up and stay where she was.

http://cartersville.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/euharlee-teen-killed-in-officerinvolved-shooting


49 posted on 03/07/2014 11:56:17 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Scoutmaster; Joe 6-pack
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“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.

I believe they think I am more than a little odd. I can try to pep talk myself into believing that I need to focus but the little weirdo that lives inside me, she is off her meds, dancing through the trees and singing off key at the top of her voice… yep going to be a great day, I can feel it!!!"

Gatney MySpace page

50 posted on 03/07/2014 12:20:15 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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