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Widow of officer killed by "firendly fire" sues city/officer

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Agent6-3/8, Sep 14, 2011.


  1. Agent6-3/8

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  2. BSA70

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    Unless there was major negligence, she needs to let it go. This is a very dangerous job with many dangers that can get us. That's what we signed up for....
     

  3. Mayhem like Me

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    I would have to see some crime scene recreation before I could pass judgement on who/what is a fault here.
    Is it possible that the city had bad training/ enegligent retention that contributed to this? Yes it is.
    Is it Possible for the deceased to have made a bad judgement as well? Absolutely. Without a comprehensive look at their trianing, stop tactics , policy and individual positioning at the crime scene non of us can make that call.
     
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    You always name the officer. Any liability by the officer should be covered by the employer under qualified immunity.
     
  5. Agent6-3/8

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    This, IMO this was a very, very sad case of a LODD caused by the fog of war. Officer Jones was the lead car in a pursuit involving a pickup wanted in connection with something earlier in the evening. (hit and run I believe) As the BG attempted to turn around in a wide spot on a 2-lane black top, other units blocked him from the front. Jones blocked the truck from the passenger side rear corner. (about the 4:00 position or so) As officers approached from the front (10:00-ish) the truck the BG threw it into gear and attempted to take off again, striking one cruiser, as I recall. Shots were fired and Jones was struck, as he exited his cruiser.

    I didn't know him personally, but from this I know that did, Jones was a squared away officer and Marine. I don't know what else to say besides it sucks to survive a couple tours in the sandbox only to be accidentally killed by one of your own on a dark country road.... :crying:

    One thing I'll never forget was him commenting about the pursiut being "boring" about 2 min before he was killed...



    Yea, thats what I figured, but it still upsets me a little.
     
    #5 Agent6-3/8, Sep 14, 2011
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  6. mixflip

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    A very good quote from the video..."in hind sight, ANYTHING can be prevented".
     
  7. p.d.

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    I just feel badly for everyone involved.
     
  8. Dragoon44

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    The officer has to be named in the suit for them to include the dept and the city.
     
  9. Morris

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    The only one that will win in this case will be the lawyer.
     
  10. Agent6-3/8

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  12. Morris

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    I reiterate . . .

     
  13. Merkavaboy

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    Two words: Qualified Immunity.

    The only way an officer can lose his/her QI is:

    1) Violate the victim's U.S. Constitutional Rights
    2) Violate the victim's State Constitutional Rights
    3) Commit a crime
    4) Violate the Dept's Rules & Regs
    5) Show Deliberate Indifference towards the victim

    Now, ask yourself: Did any of the officer(s) violate any of these tenets?