So the humiliating fiasco was a year ago today, and LAPD brass has only just now decided that…

Shooting during Dorner stakeout violated policy, panel rules

Eight officers who mistakenly fired more than 100 shots at a pickup carrying two women delivering newspapers violated the LAPD’s policy on deadly force, commission finds. Chief Beck must now decide on discipline.

I am not a large black male. This is not a grey Nissan Titan. Don't shoot, officer.

I am not a large black male. This is not a grey Nissan Titan. Don’t shoot, officer.

Hey, remember that one time when a whole bunch of our heroic defenders in blue mistook a couple of Latina paper-carriers for a 6’6″ black guy and then unloaded a hundred rounds or so at them, each other, and random suspicious dwellings on what was once a quiet residential street?

Could happen to anybody, right? And I’m sure that if you or I pulled a maniacal stunt like that the local authorities would just agree that boys will be boys and mistakes were made. But professional police officers are held to a higher, brighter standard than that, you civilian you. So despite their best efforts, the LAPD brass hasn’t quite been able to find the memory hole.

The findings come after months of internal debate over whether the officers should be excused in light of the intense pressure they were under…

But don’t worry, citizens. I’m sure that in the end our leaders will decide the brave warriors have suffered enough. Or the arbitration board will. One of the two.

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2 Responses to So the humiliating fiasco was a year ago today, and LAPD brass has only just now decided that…

  1. Goober says:

    Oh, okay. So if they are under “intense pressure” it is okay to kill innocent civilians without even determining that there was a threat? Even if it HAD been Dorner, they do understand that they have to establish a threat before they open fire on him, right?

    I guess the next time I think maybe the guy driving past my house at night might be casing it, I’ll just open fire on him and assume it will all be hunky-dory, because I was under a lot of pressure, and I just made a honest mistake!

    Yeah, right. If these had been private citizens and not police, they’d never see the light of day again. Since they were police, they probably won’t even lose their jobs.

  2. Expat says:

    Obviously they haven’t reached their full level of incompetence. Nobody died right?
    2 will move into federal LOE positions, 2 will go to the IRS, 1 to the post office enforcement branch and 3 will become sergeants in place.

To the stake with the heretic!