Atlanta Police Officers Shot and Killed DUI Suspect in Fast Food Parking Lot

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  1. pipedreams

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    Atlanta Police Officers Shot and Killed DUI Suspect in Fast Food Parking Lot

    Officers were responding to a complaint of a man in a vehicle parked in the drive-thru who was asleep, causing customers to drive around the vehicle.

    After he failed a field sobriety test, the officers attempted to place the man into custody, according to the GBI. But he resisted and a struggle ensued, leading the officer to deploy a Taser.

    The GBI said witnesses saw the man grab the Taser away from the officer.

    “It has also been reported that the male subject was shot by an officer in the struggle over the Taser,” the GBI said in a statement.

    The man was transported to a local hospital where he died after surgery, the statement said. The GBI later identified him as 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks of Atlanta.

    https://time.com/5853218/atlanta-police-kill-dui-susp
     
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    Get my Taser you may well be able to use that to disable me long enough to get my gun. Not gonna let that happen. Hope the officer is OK.
     

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    It’s easy to oversimplify a job someone has never done, and be a Monday morning quarterback. All these critics should never call for assistance from police, ever again. I hope that Officer is okay.


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    I ran this past my wife. Drunk fights, takes taser from Officer. He could tase Officer, take gun shoot Officer, anyone else. “Is lethal force right?” She said “yes”
    I asked what if Officer is white, drunk black”?? She said “it doesn't matter”
     
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    Love the headline intended to fan the flames:

    White Atlanta cops shoot dead an unarmed 27-year-old black man as he runs away after wrestling with him in a Wendy's drive-thru because someone complained he was sleeping in his car

    The drunk dude fought with police and took a taser from the police officer

    The media continues to lie to stoke the fire
     
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    Riots in Atlanta in 5, 4, 3....
     
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    Could be across the nation - not just Atlanta.


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    "Atlanta Police Officers Shot and Killed DUI Suspect in Fast Food Parking Lot"

    Well, not really...they didn't kill him simply because he was a DUI suspect...just typical media hype and race baiting...

    ...more like "Criminal shot after assaulting police officers".

     
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    Apparently, while some on-scene witnesses declined the opportunity to be interviewed, one person posted online:

    https://news.yahoo.com/black-man-shot-killed-atlanta-161709721.html

    Obviously, if some officer fired shots into the back of a man fleeing with a Taser, questions of agency policy and training involving the reasonable use of deadly force for the circumstances are going to be asked, and deserve answers. Well, that's one of the many reasons why investigations are done.

    On the other hand, reading some of the recent news articles about growing reactions from the Public, as well as from many political leaders, it appears there's a growing desire to prevent "police confrontations".

    In that vein, might we ask ourselves if the fast food restaurant hadn't called the police to address a "parking problem" that was inconveniencing its drive-through customers, might this Atlanta incident have been avoided? (Notwithstanding, of course, that drunk drivers kill people, and this individual was suspected of being intoxicated and in putative control of a motor veh in a public place.) Could the restaurant have stepped up and done to mitigate and resolve the problem without calling police to their business property? :headscratch:

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    Can the police just turn around and leave if a suspect is black?
     
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    In before someone:

    "But...but...sleeping in your car (drunk) at a fast food drive-thru shouldn't be a death sentence...sniff...sniff"
     
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    Didn’t Biden say a man attacking you with a knife was “unarmed”? I seem to recall this.
     
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    What does "deploy taser" mean? Was it just drawn, or was it used?
     
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    Grabbing the taser is no bueno. A suspect with a less-lethal weapon in hand can easily overpower an LEO and take his weapon from him. Of course, there are a lot of people jonesing for a new TV and a bottle of their favorite liquor, so get prepared for the riots, looting, burning, assaults, and assorted Thunderdome-Esque escapades to begin.
     
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    Why would a Officer get involved anymore? There is no upside.

    You tell the person to sleep it off, get friend to drive... instead they drive you are at fault because you didn’t arrest. You try to arrest you get attacked. You let him go because only a taser... it’s used in a rape, other crime. It’s your fault.
    I had the PD job offer before I got banged up. It’s the career I wanted. I wouldn’t think of it in a major city today.
     
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