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Torrance Officer Cleared in Dorner Mistaken ID Shooting
MyFOXla ^ | January 14, 2014 | Hunter Lowry, Assignment Editor

Posted on 01/15/2014 8:20:03 AM PST by kiryandil

A Torrance police officer who opened fire on a pickup truck during the manhunt for former Los Angeles police Officer Christopher Dorner was justified in his actions and will not face any criminal charges, the District Attorney's Office announced today.

Prosecutors concluded that Officer Brian McGee "did not commit any criminal misconduct" on Feb. 7 of last year when he rammed David Perdue's truck with a patrol car, then fired three shots through the driver's side window.

According to a charge evaluation worksheet prepared by Deputy District Attorney Geoffrey Rendon, McGee acted reasonably in light of the ongoing search for Dorner, who had killed two people at that point and went on to kill two others -- a Riverside police officer and San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxla.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; donutwatch; dorner; freepass; policestate; torrance
Ohhhhhhhh-kay...

Stay safe out there, fellow peasants.

1 posted on 01/15/2014 8:20:03 AM PST by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil; Alaska Wolf

“You look nothing like the guy, your truck doesn’t even resemble what we are looking for, but we’ll try to kill you anyway and be justified in doing it too!”

Hey, AlaskaWolf, ping so you can salivate over it.


2 posted on 01/15/2014 8:22:25 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: kiryandil

It’s totally reasonable to ram cars and shoot into them, when you’re just following orders.


3 posted on 01/15/2014 8:22:57 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: kiryandil

Then it would seem to follow that civilians would also justifiably be in fear of their lives and be free to ram and get three free shots.


4 posted on 01/15/2014 8:23:56 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: kiryandil

What a bunch of crap.

No matter what “they” say, the officer was NOT “justified in his actions” because he was WRONG about who was in the truck.


5 posted on 01/15/2014 8:23:57 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: kiryandil
At least the officer got to go home to his family that night.

Doesn't matter if anybody else does.

6 posted on 01/15/2014 8:24:05 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: kiryandil

Now, imagine the outcome given the following two scenarios.

1. Instead of a police officer shooting at a mistaken identity, it was just a member of the hoi poloi.

2. What would have happened if the innocent party was armed and shot back at the police officer?


7 posted on 01/15/2014 8:24:59 AM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: kiryandil

I wish our troops in Afghanistan had anywhere near the same “rules of engagement” against the Taliban, that the LAPD seems to have against us.


8 posted on 01/15/2014 8:25:05 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: coloradan
It’s totally reasonable to ram cars and shoot into them, when you’re just following orders.

If you're wearing the Magic Blue Costume, it's all good.

Tough break for the retired police captain in Florida - they're going to have to work overtime to cloak him in the Magic Costume of Absolution...

9 posted on 01/15/2014 8:25:50 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: PapaBear3625
Extremely good point. LE gets more leeway to fire upon American citizens than the military does to engage the enemy.
10 posted on 01/15/2014 8:26:55 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Westbrook

They would have gunned him down like a dog, and given themselves medals for it...


11 posted on 01/15/2014 8:27:08 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

The DA will always protect his business development officers down at the cop house.....


12 posted on 01/15/2014 8:28:22 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: kiryandil

Firearms Safety — 10 Rules of Safe Gun Handling

Rule Number 4:

Be Sure Of Your Target And What’s Beyond It

(Silly me - rules do not apply to the LAPD)


13 posted on 01/15/2014 8:29:26 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: kiryandil
"McGee's actions are analyzed based on the totality of circumstances, which include McGee's knowledge of Dorner's previous threats and actions in the days and hours preceding these events, which gave rise to an atmosphere of fear and extreme anticipation," Rendon wrote. "Those circumstances created a situation in which a reasonable mistake of fact, namely that Dorner was driving the truck, nearly resulted in a horrific tragedy.

So basically, the judge is saying he panicked. At one time in this country, an ability to stay calm in high-pressure, life-threatening, situations was a requirement for becoming, and remaining, a police officer.

14 posted on 01/15/2014 8:29:38 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: WayneS
Oops.

"McGee's actions are analyzed based on the totality of circumstances, which include McGee's knowledge of Dorner's previous threats and actions in the days and hours preceding these events, which gave rise to an atmosphere of fear and extreme anticipation," Rendon wrote. "Those circumstances created a situation in which a reasonable mistake of fact, namely that Dorner was driving the truck, nearly resulted in a horrific tragedy.

So basically, the DA is saying he panicked. At one time in this country, an ability to stay calm in high-pressure, life-threatening, situations was a requirement for becoming, and remaining, a police officer. >

15 posted on 01/15/2014 8:30:41 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: kiryandil

Who did not see this coming?

What happened with the two elderly ladies who were delivering newspapers, got their truck shot all to hell?.........


16 posted on 01/15/2014 8:34:31 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: kiryandil

Of course. Cops can shoot up citizens’ cars whenever they want, and they never face any kind of consequences. It’s “officer safety” above your very right to live, you see. Don’t you think the Founders would have loved it? I don’t. They would have called today’s police what they are: a tyrannical standing army.


17 posted on 01/15/2014 8:35:57 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: kiryandil

> They would have gunned him down like a dog, and given
> themselves medals for it...

Yup. You can take that to the bank.

But at least the officer would have been able to go home at night, right?

The military are to fight enemies of the state.

The police are to protect and serve the people.

When the police become militarized, the people become enemies of the state.


18 posted on 01/15/2014 8:38:43 AM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: kiryandil

I think if Perdue were black, there would have been a lot more pressure to bring charges. What is really stupid is the fact they held a short white guy for over an hour when the perp was a tall black guy. The cops were trying like hell to figure out something to hang on this guy.


19 posted on 01/15/2014 8:38:57 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: kiryandil

Awww hell no!

What the hell is going on here!!??

This is just inexcusable...there was absolutely no justification whatsoever for ramming a truck that in no way matched the description of Dorner’s and then SHOOTING at the driver who, if I recall correctly, was white and not black.

This is saying that any pickup truck driver can expect to be rammed and shot at if a “cop killer” is driving a pickup truck...

These clowns panicked...pure and simple. Lost their composure and the “sense of security” they have built up just because they’re cops and think they are exempt from accountability and responsibility. This decision absolutely reinforces this.

This is BS!!


20 posted on 01/15/2014 8:42:26 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: kiryandil

I hope he is not a police officer anymore.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 8:44:08 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: kiryandil

RUFKM! This is F’in OUTRAGEOUS! All is forgiven because the cop was Scared? He attacks and tires to kill a driver that didnt resemble Dorner in a truck that did not match the description of dorner’s. Its official, the cops are out of control and completely unaccountable for their criminal and negligent actions.


22 posted on 01/15/2014 8:48:29 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: ifinnegan

“I hope he is not a police officer anymore.”

Probably not. Probably retired with PTSD because he was so in fear for his life from the little white guy he tried to kill. And also the horrible accident he was in. Caused by the little white guy driving the mean old Honda. Early retirement with full pension and benefits of course.

Hell, they’ll probably give him a medal. And I’m not kidding. Some kind of commendation at least. Heroism in the line of duty and all.


23 posted on 01/15/2014 8:57:40 AM PST by saleman
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To: kiryandil

Yeah, because it’s easy to mistake a white surfer dude for a rogue black cop...

The Brotherhood closes ranks again...


24 posted on 01/15/2014 8:58:35 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Westbrook
When in the course of human events...

I do believe we've reached that point. But will we ever take action?

25 posted on 01/15/2014 9:22:05 AM PST by heartwood
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To: kiryandil
There must not be enough white people, or "white hispanic" people in LA to riot.

The cops tried to kill this guy and two hispanic women for no reason.

All Rodney got was a deserved ass whuppin.

26 posted on 01/15/2014 9:27:24 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: kiryandil; Alaska Wolf

The foxes have once again cleared another fox in the chicken coop case....


27 posted on 01/15/2014 9:36:32 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: mrsmel

maybe we need to don we now our gay apparel and wear towels on our heads.


28 posted on 01/15/2014 10:16:38 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: SZonian

The police were never going to take Dorner alive. This was proven by shooting the van shoothe two Asian women delivering papers and this shooting. Neither resembled Dorner nor did their vehicles. When they had him trapped in the cabin they never sent in a negotiator to try and make him surrender. In no Way excusing Droner’s actions, but I’m convinced that from the onset the police had a dont take him alive order.


29 posted on 01/15/2014 10:22:05 AM PST by carson_conservative
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To: Red Badger

The city gave the ladies a new vehicle. I think that was all.


30 posted on 01/15/2014 10:33:48 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: kiryandil

It would be nice if the myfoxla had photos of the 3 people and the vehicles. The surfer had been stopped minutes before by other police who warned him to drive in another direction as they had the area under surveillance. They did not shoot him. They talked to him. <— talked to him

That police officer who did shoot should be in jail for attempted murder.


31 posted on 01/15/2014 10:45:57 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: kiryandil

Kinda makes you wonder if Dorner had a point in the first place. He shouldn’t have shot an innocent, but the corruption may have made him just crazy.


32 posted on 01/15/2014 10:50:09 AM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: kiryandil
"The Revolution has come, it's time to pick up the gun. Off the pigs!"

Maybe Huey Newton and H. Rap Brown had the right idea!

33 posted on 01/15/2014 10:50:55 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Westbrook

“2. What would have happened if the innocent party was armed and shot back at the police officer?”

In the current environment, that’s coming, bet on it! And I am waiting for a dog’s owner who has just watched the cops unjustifiably shoot his family pet, drop the cops.


34 posted on 01/15/2014 11:07:52 AM PST by vette6387
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To: kiryandil

with all the other police shootings, beatings, killings — Kelly Thomas, Andy Lopez, ... this one slipped through the radar.


35 posted on 01/15/2014 12:12:40 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: carson_conservative; Red Badger

I know the LAPD wrote them a settlement check, but don’t know if anything happened to the cops.

I have been here a little over a year, but there have been enough of these stories to fill a book.


36 posted on 01/15/2014 12:21:40 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: married21
The city gave the ladies a new vehicle.

Which was donated by a local dealership!

37 posted on 01/15/2014 12:27:01 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: kiryandil

See a cop, shoot first, the life you save may be your own? I mean, that’s what this cop did.


38 posted on 01/15/2014 12:32:49 PM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: minnesota_bound
Newspaper delivery and resisting arrest look a lot the same to the untrained eye.

(sarcasm).

39 posted on 01/15/2014 12:54:08 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: kiryandil
Damn, 40 posts and not one badgelicker here to defend the put of control cop?

I am disappointed, they might have been fun to taunt............

40 posted on 01/15/2014 1:26:52 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

Yeah, they’re all over on the Death For Texting! thread, excusing the retired SWAT captain who offed somebody who might have made him “fear for his life” with popcorn...


41 posted on 01/15/2014 2:29:56 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: null and void

That’s how Torrance rolls. Never spend public money if you can get a private donation to cover it. Torrance has been running on a bare bones budget since Schwarzenegger was governor.


42 posted on 01/16/2014 7:08:35 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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