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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#3 (Things you'll never hear)
We need to let the Armstrong family get on with healing; instead we need to cover the alarming nuclear developments in Iran and discuss the danger it poses to the West. (White House Press Corps)
Were they 'Saddams'.....hee,hee......
>> a hunting party that consisted of himself... Jerry Medellin, ... Oscar Medellin... <<
I think I'll post to Daily KOS that Cheney had to shoot someone to be accepted into the Medellin cartel.
O shucks, they all are dancing in the streets that the Medellin RUNS things now...
Whittington not Armstrong
MSNBC: CHRONOLOGY... What happened in the Cheney shooting (All times ET)...........6:30 p.m.: Cheney accidentally shoots fellow hunter Harry Whittington while aiming for a bird............7:50 p.m.: The head of the Secret Service office in McAllen, Texas, calls the Kenedy County sheriff to report the accident. The sheriff asks to speak to Cheney, and they schedule an interview for 9 a.m. Sunday.
To tell you the truth I wasn't aware that the police generally cut people that kind of slack - well, now I know otherwise.
Thanks for the post. I have been reading the site a couple days for great info.
LOL...and the list could go on..and on:)
Now the COPS are part of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy too?!
Don't forget the Secret Service.
I note in your MSNBC link that they give all times differently than the Sheriff's report and realize that the MSNBC chronology is all given in Eastern Standard time. I find that illustrative of the DC centrict thinking of the media in general.
Well, no wonder! The victim was a lawyer, wearing a red shirt, and Captain Kirk's jurisdiction!
How do you think FR would treat it if it happened to John Edwards?
Well, yeah, but that goes without saying that Secret Service are all lying scumbags - in fact, ANYONE who carries a gun for law enforcement "duties" is suspect at this point.
LOL! I received that little number in an email today and just had to share it.
The Secret Service notified the Sheriff's Office within an hour of the shooting. They didn't choose to interview Cheney until the next day.