I don’t have a problem with you at all. I was just trying to figure out why you thought he should be fired for his actions, but at the same time didn’t think he was criminal in his actions.
To clarify: I did not say that he should be fired, but that he has been fired. The department decided that he had violated their standards by placing himself in a poor tactical position, so they rolled him up. My opinion of this is that they threw him under the bus to reduce their civil liability.
The use of force issue has been well hashed on this thread. I think the jury made the right decision -- they were not evaluating his tactics, but his use of force once he found himself standing in front of the suspect.