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originally posted by: roadgravel
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: roadgravel
I love how CNN has to cause hatred by making this a race issue.
Officer should be charged.
I don't see it as a race issue. Maybe some people just see it as racist instead of the truth.
originally posted by: Xtrozero
originally posted by: ganjoa
Highly doubt any criminal charges in this case, unlike Dallas.
Officer should lose badge & be dismissed for bad judgement and improper firearm use.
No rush to judgement here, just my take on likely outcome. Unless of course there's more to the story.
Its manslaughter anyway you look at it when you are shot through your own bedroom window doing nothing. In many places it is shoot first ask questions later. 8 years would work...
Manslaughter is an unlawful killing that doesn't involve malice aforethought—intent to seriously harm or kill, or extreme, reckless disregard for life. The absence of malice aforethought means that manslaughter involves less moral blame than either first or second degree murder.
originally posted by: ganjoa
I completely agree with your assessment and agree with you entirely -- for a non-LEO.
I reiterate: my post was my expectation of what would happen, not what should happen!
Above all, my post was NOT about what I would like to see happen or felt was proper punishment.
As you pointed out, LEO's rarely get penalized, except recently in Dallas... where the evidence was devastating - and inside the victim's home, which makes a big difference for most "castle doctrine" shootings here in TX.
It is conceiveable that a Grand Jury, could find that the officer made a mistake in the performance of his duties, but that there was no criminal or malicious intent. Given the affinity between LEOs and Prosecutors, this can be exploited by the lax performance or disinterest of a prosecutor before a grand Jury. Doesn't make it right, only expected.
originally posted by: KansasGirl
As far as this story goes: why does an open door=call the police? Why in the world did the neighbor call the ploice for that? I know they called the non-emergency line, but still. Why?
he white Fort Worth police officer accused of shooting a black woman inside her home over the weekend has resigned, Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus announced Monday.
Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was gunned down early Saturday by an officer who'd been summoned to her Fort Worth home to conduct a welfare check by a neighbor who reported seeing Jefferson's front door open. Bodycam footage released by police showed two officers canvassing the property before one shouted, "put your hands up, show me your hands," and fired through a window.
Kraus on Monday identified the officer involved in the shooting as Aaron Dean. He said Dean was placed on detached duty and stripped of his badge and firearm after he was served with his written administrative complaint yesterday.
"My intent was to meet with him today to terminate his employment with the Fort Worth Police Department. However, the officer tendered his resignation this morning before we met," Kraus told reporters Monday. "Even though he no longer works for the city, we will continue the administrative investigation as if he did. The case will be completed and reviewed by the chain of command.
The neighbor who called 911 about the open front door told Fox 4 the police officers didn't announce who they were or knock on the door before searching the outside of the house.
"When I made that non-emergency call, I didn’t say it was a burglary. I didn’t say it was people fighting. I didn’t say anything to make them have a gun. All they needed to do is ring the doorbell,” James Smith said.
“They didn’t park up front, they parked on the side. They sent SRT, which is the special response team. They didn’t have a plainclothes officer to knock on that door,” activist and pastor Kyev Tatum told Fox 4.
originally posted by: chris_stibrany
This confused me as well. If I was their neighbor, I literally would have got off my ass, rang their doorbell or shouted in, and let them know/ shut it myself. lol Never get cops involved unless absolutely necessary...