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case where the shooting in the moment was justified but there was failure to deescalate that could have prevented the moment from happening
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An independent review backs a D.C. police finding that an officer’s fatal shooting of a young man in September was justified but says mistakes made by police before the deadly encounter unnecessarily put officers and the suspect in danger.

The report into the Sept. 2 shooting of 18-year-old Deon Kay in Southeast Washington also found supervision of the department’s Crime Suppression Team, which was involved in the encounter, to be lacking, and it questions the thoroughness of the police investigation.

The review, commissioned by the District’s auditor, Kathleen Patterson, is the latest effort by her office to scrutinize deadly encounters involving police and how the department investigates them. An audit completed in March of other incidents reached similar conclusions.

The audit made public Tuesday found Officer Alexander Alvarez had a split second to react upon confronting Kay as the young man ran toward the officer and raised his right hand while holding a gun. The two were about eight feet apart, the report says, and Kay threw the gun away about the same time the officer fired.

Although Alvarez — among a group of officers that tracked down Kay and others after seeing them with firearms on Instagram Live — had been justified in firing, “effective policing in the moments leading up to that split second may well have prevented that split second from arriving,” Patterson wrote in a letter to city officials....

 

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The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, passed by the House in March, faces opposition in the Senate because of a provision to eliminate a legal doctrine called “qualified immunity.”

Critics say it shields police officers from personal liability for their actions, while supporters call it essential to officers’ ability to do their job.

There are strong arguments for and against qualified immunity, but its implications for police accountability are complex and poorly understood.


Myth No. 1
Qualified immunity is what lets 
officers off the hook.


A segment on Sam Seder’s show, “The Majority Report,” was titled “Qualified Immunity: Cops’ License To Kill.” The New Mexico ACLU describes qualified immunity as a “blank check” for police misconduct.


Qualified immunity does protect officers from being sued, but it has no bearing on criminal prosecution.

Police officers who use excessive force, though, often escape criminal charges or avoid conviction. An analysis of a database of officer arrests and convictions finds that 44 percent of on-duty officers arrested on murder or non-negligent manslaughter charges in 2015 were convicted.

This relatively low conviction rate — substantially below the 70 percent rate for all felony murder charges nationwide — is what makes qualified immunity such a contentious topic.........

 

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Because it needs to be repeated again and again and again

At least 73 law enforcement officers have been outed in the past decade for being members of white supremacist, anti-government and other extremist groups, or showing support for them, a new report from the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism concludes.

At least 40% of those officers were allowed to remain on duty, the league found. And while 42% left their positions through dismissal, early or forced retirement, and voluntary or forced resignations, at least three people went on to be hired by other law enforcement agencies, the report states.

The report builds on findings from the Plain View Project and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, which identified hundreds of law enforcement officers who posted racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant and misogynist content on Facebook. It focuses on officers who were outed as active supporters of specific extremist groups, rather than those who expressed racist or offensive views............

 

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At least 73 law enforcement officers have been outed in the past decade for being members of white supremacist, anti-government and other extremist groups, or showing support for them, a new report from the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism concludes.

At least 40% of those officers were allowed to remain on duty, the league found. And while 42% left their positions through dismissal, early or forced retirement, and voluntary or forced resignations, at least three people went on to be hired by other law enforcement agencies, the report states.

The report builds on findings from the Plain View Project and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, which identified hundreds of law enforcement officers who posted racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant and misogynist content on Facebook. It focuses on officers who were outed as active supporters of specific extremist groups, rather than those who expressed racist or offensive views............


73...in the past decade? That seems like a stupid small number considering there are around 700k LEOs nationwide.
 
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That's how many have been outed, doesn't included suspected and or under investigation, but lower than I would have thought too.

More shocking is 40% of them remained on the job regardless.
 

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That's how many have been outed, doesn't included suspected and or under investigation, but lower than I would have thought too.

More shocking is 40% of them remained on the job regardless.

Well, considering the power of their unions, getting them out is easier said than done. 40% really isn't that surprising.
 

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Cop shoots cop. Probably has language issues.

Chreesus Jist...it's gotten so we just have to assume the cops are lying all the time now.

I hope the 'good apples' in the LEO community realize what these pigs are costing them.
 

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y'all would be forgiven if you thought this was regular ol stupidty
nope this is super-strength, extra-crispy insanity

"He shot me," Megan Montgomery told doctors, according to an investigative report obtained exclusively by NBC News. By "he," she meant her husband, a local police officer named Jason McIntosh

so the perp's a cop

has an open case against him

Police took her husband’s pistol away. Nine months later, the state’s top law enforcement agency gave it back, despite pending domestic violence charges and an active protective order. Just 16 days after that, he used the gun to shoot and kill her during another late-night dispute.

even his lawyer says this was grade-A stupidity

Even the shooter’s lawyer was shocked he got his weapon back. "In my opinion it was irrational, illogical and not prudent to do so," said attorney Tommy Spina, who emphasized he was not excusing his client’s actions. Spina said that without the firearm, "I don’t think what happened that night would have happened that night."
 

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Interesting point
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“At least American racism is in your face. You know where you stand with your hood-wearing KKK, your skinheads, your police officers,” she says. “Our police officers in England are just as racist. The difference is our police officers aren’t allowed to carry guns, hence Black people don’t die in the same numbers.”

 

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