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  •  Yeah. I doubt it was deliberate. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    by Code Monkey on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:15:00 PM PST

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    •  I wouldn't be surprised at all if it was acidental (0+ / 0-)

      but the ballistics report should be very illuminating.

      Der Weg ist das Ziel

      by duhban on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:18:43 PM PST

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      •  Assuming it's done honestly. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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        by Code Monkey on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:23:04 PM PST

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        •  in this day and age it's not really a bad (1+ / 0-)
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          assumption given the media and exposure this is going to get. I don't doubt if the report shows the officer had nothing to do with that some people will dig their heels. But if you think about how quickly the news travels now a days and so on occam's razor suggest the police have more interest in being honest then not.

          Der Weg ist das Ziel

          by duhban on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:34:34 PM PST

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        •  let me add (1+ / 0-)
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          that part of the incentive to being honest is that it's not exactly hard to officially obtain the records of said investigation to be peer reviewed.

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          by duhban on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:36:17 PM PST

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          •  Okay, that's good then. (1+ / 0-)
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            Consider my cynicism somewhat lessened :-)

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            by Code Monkey on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:41:28 PM PST

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            •  don't get me wrong I think you should keep your (1+ / 0-)
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              cynicism and skepticism. I certainly am and no matter what happened that young man died in police custody and as such that's on the officer that had him in custody. That's a huge professional failing but I don't think it likely that the investigation will be anything but professional and though.

              Also I wanted to point out it's entirely possible that he wasn't trying to kill himself. If you accept he had the weapon he could have simply been trying to hide it better either on his person or in the cruiser and the gun simply went off. But even if that's the case see my first point. Right now there's too many questions and not enough answers.

              You have a good night (unless you have further questions in which case I'll try and answer).

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              by duhban on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:45:54 PM PST

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