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
Mistype Correction....AN not San
- Anonymous1 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.
- STEVEN FLv 71 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.
- Steven SLv 71 month ago
Depends. An unarmed person can still present a substantial threat.
- Anonymous1 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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- abdulLv 71 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.
- BruceLv 71 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.
- RickLv 71 month ago
No, if the person claims to have a gun threatens them it would be justified.
- Maga MyersLv 41 month ago
Not necessarily. It depends on the circumstances.