Skip to comments.Texas Cops Release Cheney Shooting Report
Posted on 02/16/2006 11:12:36 AM PST by areafiftyone
FEBRUARY 16--Five days after Vice President Dick Cheney shot a hunting partner, a Texas sheriff today released his department's report on the incident, which investigators have formally classified as an accident. A copy of the Kenedy County Sheriff's Department report, released this afternoon by Sheriff Ramon Salinas, can be found below. The sheriff's report includes information provided to deputies by assorted witnesses as well as Cheney and Harry Whittington, the 78-year-old lawyer who was struck in the face, neck, and chest by the vice president's wayward birdshot. Cheney was interviewed Sunday morning, more than 14 hours after the Saturday afternoon incident. There is no indication in the sheriff's report that he was questioned about alcohol consumption by Chief Deputy Gilberto San Miguel, who interviewed the vice president and authored the report. Whittington, who was questioned Monday at a Corpus Christi hospital, declined to have his Q&A session taped and told investigators that "foremost there was no alcohol during the hunt" and that everyone in the hunting party was wearing proper "blaze orange" attire. In a Fox News interview yesterday, Cheney said that he downed one beer at lunch Saturday afternoon. On Tuesday, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issued the first report on the Cheney shooting incident. (5 pages)
I am only going to post this much because the report is much too long. You can click on the link to read all of it.
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CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE SMOKING GUN SITE TO READ THE REPORT.
Now the COPS are part of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy too?!
So long as he wasn't muttering anything about Jodie Foster...
Did you get approval from THE White House press corps before posting this?? Well??!?!?
Nothing mentioned about a homicide, huh?
>> Kenedy County Sheriff's Department report <<
The press is all over Cheney for not having held a press conference while his friend was still being evaluated. I suppose they'd rather he be left beelding for a day or so...
What's the problem. SOP for a Texas quail hunt.
Where's the BAC level report??? ;)
"investigators have formally classified as an accident"
Things you'll never hear:
"An accident??? Oh, never mind then."--David Gregory
I can't keep up with all the claims now, but didn't the NYT claim the police said they were turned away when they arrived at the ranch? I could have sworn I read this somewhere.
Par. 2 of the report proves that claim wrong.
>> who learned of a "possible hunting accident" from Captain Charles Kirk around 5:30 PM Saturday. <<
What idiot doesn't know his name is JAMES? Hehehe.
Can we put this stupid incident to bed now please? He's taken responsibility, the guy that got shot is okay, the police have determined no wrongdoing. Can we get back to looking for Natlee Holloway or something?
Captain Kirk, of the Kenedy County Sherrif's Office, received a report that the Vice President of the United States shot a lawyer, and the press didn't run with the story? 10:1 the Washington Post got wind of it immediately, and thought it was a joke.
#2 (Things you'll never hear)
"Let's be fair- how would we treat this if it had happened to John Edwards"? (White House Press Corps)
Are they tapping my phones yet? Wooo hooo! ;-)
As if the press are not making up even more crazy theories.
P.S. here's more info (and hunting party names) for the timeline.
*Tinfoil Hat ON* FIVE DAYS! We had to wait FIVE DAYS to read this report? Why wasn't it released before it was even finished?!? I DEMAND an investigation into this! *Tinfoil Hat OFF*
Now if this were KENNEDY county instead of Kenedy county and it was the swimmer it would never see the light of day.
OBVIOUSLY THE SHERRIF IS A REPUBLICAN SHILL AND IS COVERING FOR CHENEY IN THIS ATTEMPTED MURDER. THE RIGHT WING MEDIA WILL GO ALONG WITH THIS COVER-UP! WHY IS THE WHITE HOUSE AVOIDING DAVID GREGORY OR CNN?
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