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originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: subfab
Ya, it's funny how people get riled up when innocent people are shot by the police.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Sookiechacha
a reply to: andy06shake
I don't know how it goes on a police force, but to turn in a weapon for a shift of security forces it is a minimum of an hour for the shift to get their weapons, and an hour to turn it in.
You don't just put it in a locker because that is not a secured firearm, the locks are so easy to jimmy on those things you would have to assume a locker in a police station cannot be accessed by anyone.
If you want the weapon to be secured it has to go into an armory.
originally posted by: subfab
a reply to: roadgravel
as always i will hold off on bashing the police until we hear all the evidence. it never ceases to amaze me how quick people jump on the "EFFF THE POLICE!!!" bandwagon. there might be more to this than the short article provides.
the officer may be negligent and should be tried in court and evidence presented.
the police force is an important part of our society. we need them.
originally posted by: howtonhawky
a reply to: Xcathdra
Thanks for the great response.
Residents of the apartment complex said they can access their units with a regular key or through a keypad code.
Two women who live on the second floor near where the shooting happened said they heard a lot of noise late Thursday.
"It was, like, police talk: 'Open up! Open up!'" 20-year-old Caitlin Simpson told The Dallas Morning News.
Guyger, 30, a four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division, was identified late Saturday by Dallas police as the white officer who fatally shot Botham Jean, 26, in the South Side Flats apartment complex in Dallas around 10 p.m. local time Thursday.
The confirmation by police of Guyger's involvement in Jean's death followed the disclosure of the officer's name earlier in the day by the Dallas Morning News, the newspaper reported. Her name had already been circulating in social media posts, the report said.
The police confirmation of Guyger's name followed several days of criticism of the department for not identifying the officer sooner.
Whether Guyger will be charged with a crime in connection with Jean's death is the subject of a Texas Rangers investigation.
Police identified the officer as Amber Guyger, a four-year veteran of the department assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. Guyger was involved in another shooting incident in May 2017, when a suspect took her taser, according to a Dallas Police Department news release.
Alyssa Kinsey, Jean's next-door neighbor, told CNN she was home on the phone Thursday night when she heard a shot. She said she then heard what sounded like "running steps" and a female voice calling the police.
Kinsey said she could see from her patio that the lights were turned on in Jean's apartment. She said she heard more footsteps outside her apartment, a woman's voice and a commotion.
The apartment doors at the complex are all similar, Kinsey said, but Jean's doorstep had a bright red mat.
originally posted by: roadgravel
The must have been something between the two.