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On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Mark Simmons will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant...
And, once again the Rochester, NY Police department, and current RPD Chief James Sheppard, continue a long practiced ‘Good ol’ boys club’ way of rewarding problem officers with promotions.
On July 10, 2005, 13-year old LaShedica Mason was suicidal, when she locked herself up in the bathroom of her home on St. Jacob Street on Rochester’s eastside.
Her relatives called 911 for assistance.
Minutes later, Rochester Police officer Mark Simmons entered the home and as soon as he saw Mason holding a knife, he shot the 13 year old girl three times, including once in her abdomen.
Originally posted by silverflame
Ok this is how that went down in 2005. So I see not much wrong with it. He could not use a taser on her. And if some one rushed at me with a knife I would shoot too. But really this happened in 2005 not yesterday.www.nacole.org...
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by six67seven
Except he didn't kill her. She was shot in the finger, the arm, and the abdomen, after charging the cop and her sister. She was listed in guarded condition after being taken to the hospital.
When using firearms, Rochester police officers are trained to aim for the center mass of a life-threatening person. This is considered the most effective way to stop a threat because someone shot in the arm or leg could still pose a threat, and an officer has an increased chance of missing the target.