Discussion in 'On Topic' started by johnson, Oct 29, 2008.
Shoot first, ask questions later. JBT ftw.
Well, this is OBVIOUSLY an open and shut case against the officer. Just go ahead and lock him up.
He said Alexander got married last weekend and his 19-year-old wife is expecting a baby in December
Wrath of God, son.
Get his widow this.
Kind of a short honeymoon.
I guess the fun part of his marriage was over anyway.
Looks like he heard the ruckus, came out with a broomstick, and got tapped.
Anaheim Cop Kills Innocent Man
Anaheim's police chief says one of his cops killed an innocent man.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Three separate investigations are set to begin into the shooting death of a man by a police officer in Anaheim.
Julian Alexander ran outside his home early Tuesday morning with a broomstick to confront four possible burglars. Anaheim Police Chief John Welter says Alexander was then shot by the officer.
"The man who was shot, Julian Alexander, was innocent of anything that was going on in that neighborhood," Welter says.
The officer who shot Alexander has been put on paid leave until the investigations are done. Alexander got married last weekend and was a father-to-be.
The four burglary suspects were detained and interviewed, but no arrests have been made.
So the cop thought he was warranted to shoot at a burglary suspect.......that they couldn't even arrest
That is pretty sketchy. Short of him running right at and attacking the cop with the broomstick, I dont see how there is any possibly justifiable reason that cop should have shot someone with only a broomstick in their hand.
Broom stick is a weapon in and of itself, also looks like a gun.
On the other hand, maybe the cop fucked up.
I make gun jokes
they didn't even arrest the suspects, yet Officer Itchy Triggerfinger felt the need to blast someone he believed to be one of... something is either missing from the story, or there was a cop having a bad day.
its dark at night- he could have thought it was a gun
That's really sad all around. I withhold judgement until more details come out.
Why anyone would walk outside if they heard gunshots is beyond me.
need more details but from the sound of it, it looks like the officer fucked up.
If you cant tell the difference between a broomstick and a gun you shouldnt be a cop
this is very sad, however his kids going to have his education paid for and with a good financial adviser the wife will never have to work another day of her life.
here's an idea:
Try it. Chase someone for a few minutes, after there have been shots fired, and have a buddy step out of a doorway holding a broomstick in a "guard" or semi port-arms position, while you're running, and adrenaline-soaked, breathing hard, etc.
See how you only get a couple milliseconds to make a decision?
Now try it in the dark.
I'm not by any means saying this is justifiable. I'm just saying that your "shouldn't be a cop" line is total crap.
The officer fucked up, it looks like, and in a very bad way, and I'd bet that the stress from the totality of the circumstances at hand was a major contributing factor.
And to the "detained but not arrested" bit, well, if the officer lost sight of his suspects for more than a couple minutes, the fresh pursuit rule starts to kick in. Plus you can't be 100% sure anymore that they're the same people without a positive ID.
Sounds like there's an awful lot to this story that isn't being said, and hopefully some of that comes out in the investigation(s).
i must have missed it, but wasn't the only 2 shots the ones the cop fired???
oops. Guess so. Okay, so strike the part about shots fired.
Still a very high-stress and potentially high-risk situation.
Again, I'm not trying to excuse what happened, I'm just trying to point out that this probably isn't just a case of a cop who wanted to shoot someone to see if he could get away with it.