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NEW YORK — Police say a New York City police officer who had just gotten off work was shot and killed by a fellow officer while chasing a suspect who had broken into his car.
Originally posted by cautiouslypessimistic
This is not friendly fire. The officer fired six shots directly at him. Friendly fire means it was an accident-this is a matter of one man INTENDING to kill another.
The officer fired six shots at a man who had not fired a single one.
Maybe this will bring to light the fact that "shoot first, ask questions later" is not the best policy.
Originally posted by Ben Niceknowinya
Yes, but he had his gun drawn. Why wait until a suspect fires?
Even one shot fired could mean the death of an innocent bystander.
He saw a man with a gun, and shot him.
However you bring up a good point of how how he decided to fire instantly without hesitation (as well as others). I think that could signal that they need better training standards, in making judgement with such a scenario.
The city of NYC has been recruiting BIG TIME, especially since 911.
Are they training new recruits adequately?
This is what it seems to me.
Bad judgement by a rookie cop. 6 shots!
This did happen in a sketchy part of town. (btw)