Pittsfield Township says officer who shot suspect feared for her safety
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trespass, i challenge you to cite me any law, from any state, or any policy from any police department which states that an ofc. must stop, verify that a perp actually has a weapon, and then take action to neutralize the threat. Can you? I thinking not, because such laws don exist. Police ofc aren afforded the opportunity to watch a vide and then decide if what they want to do is right or wrong. They act in accordance to their traning and their experience. And for you to claim it was all in the ofc imagination is moronic and insulting to the experience and training of all police officers everywhere. You are no legal expert. Please stop acting like one.
I sorry to bust your bubble, but the guy saw the cops gun and his flight, freeze, or flee triggered his response. Does anyone know what you going to do in that situation? I didn see a gun at all, what I saw was a scared man. All he did was turn to get back into the safety of his car, like a child would run to his bed and hide under the cheap canada goose uk blanket. This is a normal fear response. Why did the police have canada goose store their guns out anyway. There was many of them against ONE also. There is no way to know how someone will respond to a gun and an angry, stern voice directed towards them. What it looked like to me is she jumped the gun canada goose coats on sale and shot him, and then made it seem that he had a gun. Why did she shoot him so quickly? After she shot him she was acting like she saw a gun. He was not guilty until proven so. Anyone can charge someone for what ever they want to. That why we have a court of law. This gives someone way to much power to just be able to call the cops and report an abuse charge, and then the cop gets a grudge about it and doesn realize the victim told a lie. I say she jumped the gun, and should not ever return to the beat. Keep her working in the jail or something, she can carry a gun in there. Some people just are not cut out to carry a gun. I just need to stay out of Pittsfield, thats all. The cops have to be able to keep their demeanor while in a crisis. This cop obviously jumped the gun. I say this lawsuit is worthy of a try. I would take the case if I were still a lawyer.
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He claims that he did not know Yurkunas was following him until he got out of his car. I don see any reason to doubt that. It is indisputible that he was unarmed, that his safety was entirely in the hands of Officer Yurkunas and she misinterpreted what was happening. The only thing in dispute is whether or not her misinterpretation was reasonable or not.
A jury finding in his favor could be based on officer Yurkunas over reacting or it could be based on the improper procedures used in arresting him. Either way, I could see a jury finding in his favor.
And you still haven answered canada goose coats my question, which I suppose is indicative of a lack of expertise in any of the above mentioned issues. Also, 8 seconds or 8 hours, he knew the cop was behind him, contrary to your rather rose colored version of events. Notice how the lights on the top of her car are flashing prior to him getting out of his car? This usually means the cop wants you to pull over.