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Cop shoots woman in head. May be a case of excessive force.
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03-04-2015, 08:41 AM #1
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Officer may have used excessive force in bank shooting
Kevin Grasha | Lancing State Journal
March 1, 2015


A Lansing police officer who in 2011 shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who had broken into a bank may have used excessive force by shooting her in the head, a federal judge has said.

That finding was part of a written opinion by U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell in a lawsuit filed by the mother of Derrinesha Clay. The lawsuit, filed in 2013, seeks in excess of $10 million. Bell said the case against Officer Brian Rendon can proceed.

The evidence, Bell said, could "allow a reasonable jury to conclude that ... Rendon's shot to Ms. Clay's head was unreasonable because she was on her knees, she had already been shot in the stomach, and she was no longer resisting."


http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story.../24146239/


No matter how many times I read that ........ WTF?
03-04-2015, 04:44 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I think authorities need to look deeply into how the police officer on the beat, who are the first on the scene, who have to deal with the mentally ill (violent? what percentage?) and/or drugged out lost souls are sorely lacking in training. The officers are basically left to using their discretion and have seconds to make a decision, usually deemed life or death to them.

But, some street people feel that some officers let their gun and badge go to their head and, so, we have the 'power corrupts' scenario playing out for some officers. It amazes me why other officers stand by and allow one of their own to go off like that, whether through beating and shooting someone.
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03-04-2015, 07:50 PM #3
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(03-04-2015, 04:44 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  ..... the mentally ill (violent? what percentage?) and/or drugged out lost souls


From my perspective, you've just described a significant percentage of police.
03-04-2015, 07:54 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-04-2015, 07:50 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(03-04-2015, 04:44 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  ..... the mentally ill (violent? what percentage?) and/or drugged out lost souls


From my perspective, you've just described a significant percentage of police.

That could well be too. Are police officers routinely monitored for PTSD?
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03-04-2015, 09:30 PM #5
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(03-04-2015, 07:54 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  That could well be too. Are police officers routinely monitored for PTSD?


As far as know so far, no police departments drug or psych screen their employees. The "training" many cops receive appears to be indoctrination without regard to civil rights.

Unfortunately, we see the results in the news daily.



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