If an officer kills San unarmed person, shouldn’t they be automatically fired? ?

Mistake or intentional, their actions got Person killed and as a public servant that’s a serious breach of public trust. Sure give them due process for any possible criminal charges but as far as keeping the badge, that only creates distrust between that police department and the community they are supposed to be serving

Update:

Mistype Correction....AN not San 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No but they should be on admin leave (as they are) pending hearing. 

    Every situation is unique, different. May come to light there Was weapon, but stashed. In  a "Dragnet" episode,  bullet passed under a shelf, no bullet hole easily visible. 

    Edit: Doesn't matter How big accused is, police Policies and Procedures don't allow anything but non lethal  force  unless weapon or accused grabbing a cop's weapon.. I can see a cop drawing on some Kung Fu master clobbering him, but Not shooting. Reasonable. 

    Many Tweekers are simply addicts that Had a good life, still have a Good family.  Few are gutter trash but, law does not distinguish that  cops can shoot one over another. That is for Courts to decide.

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  • 1 month ago

    DETAILS are CRITICAL. An unarmed person can be a imminent threat to your life. People beat others to death frequently. Automatically dismissing an officer just because lethal force was used creates MORE distrust than calling YOU an enemy of justice.

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  • 1 month ago

    Depends. An unarmed person can still present a substantial threat.

    • Anon
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      P & P never indicates deadly force to unarmed person, no matter how big/outstation/. Taser, CN  tear  gas. Even nightstick to inside of knees.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Post after post after post about Police killing people, "mistake or intentional."

    What exactly is your fixation?  So far 3 out of 3 "questions" have incorrect information.  

    I suspect that when someone murders someone in YOUR family your opinion will change.

    Who is San?

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  • abdul
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No not at all. What about when the unarmed person attacks the cop, as happened when a 240 pound methed up criminal attacked the lady cop and knocked her to the ground. Shooting that fool was the only thing that kept her alive. He deserved it. She was not fired, and she should not have been fired. Any time a cop takes out another violent tweaker, it is cause to celebrate.

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    • abdul
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Once again you stray off topic, and take us back to the 19th century. Focus child, try to remain on topic. 

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  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Anytime an officer is involved in a shooting, he is taken off the road until the investigation is complete. 

    Nothing should be automatic. Darren Wilson, the officer involved in the Ferguson shooting, was immediately found guilty by the media and residents. 

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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, if the person claims to have a gun threatens them it would be justified.

    • Anon
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      "Claims" is Nothing. Seeing One is another. Even a toy, ,if threatening manner and no time, if no Orange cap. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Not necessarily. It depends on the circumstances.

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