Originally posted by Netchicken
However, those on the scene say the officer's head was in a raised, not slouched position, as one might expect in a suicide.
The officer's gun was also found wedged between his legs.
Nobody heard any shots fired.
At the risk of being greusome here....
When someone commits suicide via handgun shot to the head, generally speaking
the gun is held in one of two positions
1) From the side, pressed against the temple
2) From the bottom -- under the chin or in the mouth
Neither of these scenes would account for the head being in an "upright" position if the person was sitting down. The shock of the gun firing would
"whiplash" the head back and then forwards in the event of a bottom-shot, and a side-shot would jolt the head sideways and then most likely in a
natural forward "resting" position.
The relaxation of the body's muscles at death make it unlikely that the gun would be found "wedged" between his legs. Near the body, or on the
And, of course, nobody heard anything.
If these details are accurate, the evidence would point to foul play rather than suicide.
I don't know what to think yet.
There's the NewsMax account above.
Mainstream media can't seem to agree on anything regarding this death.
indicates he had been taking antidepressants and was going through
marital problems. (and this article, taken from the NY Post, is the only one out there reporting the psych treatment angle.) This article also gives
details about him being found "sprawled near a chair with his 9mm Glock next to his body."
Now, AP stories
quote the UN security chief (aka this guy's boss) as saying "...there
were no indications of psychological problems."
Three completely different stories, with the last one the most widely reported right now.
Yeah, this smells kinda fishy.