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Originally posted by havokBesides I know tons of people who are better marksmen than LEO's.
Some people want you to believe that if other people were armed, they would have taken down the shooter with one clean shot and been the hero...I think this pretty much proves them wrong.
Craig Matthews, 39, one of the two New York City Police Department officers who shot and helped take down the shooter at the Empire State Building yesterday, is currently involved in a lawsuit against the NYPD.
The New York Post reported today that Bronx cop, Craig Matthews, a 14-year veteran with the force who was on an anti-terror patrol yesterday, filed that lawsuit against the NYPD in February. Matthews claimed in the suit that his First Amendment rights were violated when, after exposing the quota system, his superiors subjected him to “harassment and retaliation.”
In the suit, Matthews said the system — which requires a minimum number of arrests from cops — “has pitted police officers against each other, straining professional relationships and diverting resources away from law-enforcement activities.”
A Manhattan federal judge dismissed Matthews’ lawsuit suit in April; but the New York Civil Liberties Union released yesterday that the case is on appeal and scheduled for argument in October.
The 2 officers fired on the shooter, killing Jeffrey Johnson.
“They wanted to make sure no kids were hit and were concerned about the other innocent people who were hit,” the source added of the aftermath of the gunfight.