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County DA determines 2021 fatal police shooting was justified

Original post made on Nov 22, 2022

The county DA's office on Friday released a report concluding that the fatal shooting of a man by Pittsburg police at an apartment complex last year was justified and the officers involved will not face criminal charges.

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Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 22, 2022 at 8:02 pm

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Another clean shoot. The DA's office is on a roll.


Posted by David
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 24, 2022 at 7:56 am

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"The DA's office is on a roll."

Given the details pertaining to this incident, the DA's office had no other choice but to justify the police shooting.

That said, the police should discharge their firearms only in self-defense and when the suspect is armed.

Any other discharge of weaponry outside of the police firing range is questionable


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 24, 2022 at 10:39 am

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@David

You said the police should discharge their firearms only in self-defense and when the suspect is armed. Wrong.

The police are duty-bound to discharge their firearms in the course of their duties, which include the following: self-defense of their being, as well as the protection of another human being. However, it doesn't stop there. The police can, and will discharge their firearms to protect life, limb, and property. You also made another critical error in your assessment.

You said the police should discharge their firearms when the suspect is armed. Wrong again. Any of the following can be considered a weapon: knife, baseball bat, hammer, tire iron, car, etc. I think you get the picture. Almost anything can be considered a weapon – something used with malicious intent that can cause great bodily harm.

Take the recent Tyrell Wilson case. Wilson turned on a police officer and produced a knife. Wilson refused to drop the knife, took a step towards the officer, and was shot.

By the way, where might there be an incident where a police officer could shoot an unarmed man? A violent felon (murder, rape, robbery) who escaped from a county jail or prison.

Your reasoning that a discharge of weaponry outside the police firing range is questionable is moot based on the following information I just provided.














Posted by Derrick Taylor
a resident of another community
on Nov 24, 2022 at 11:18 am

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Wrong. The indiscretionary firing of service weapons results in wrongful police shootings.

The 'no knock warrant' murder/shooting of Breonna Taylor exemplifies a scenario where the police were reckless and irresponsible with their service weapons.


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