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Oklahoma Officer Indicted for DOING HIS JOB.

Discussion in 'News Articles' started by Maverick44, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Certified All-American Gun Nut

    This is some grade A bullshit. This officer was indicted for murder because he used lethal force against an active shooter. The short version of this that that the woman he killed had shot at her mother, had shot at the police, and had shot at some random guy who had nothing to do anything that was going on. She was very clearly a danger to police and the general public. As a result, Blackwell PD Lt. John Mitchell took appropriate action and used his AR to end the threat during a pursuit.

    https://kfor.com/2019/11/25/blackwell-officer-indicted-in-may-officer-involved-shooting/

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/oklahoma-police-officer-indicted-murder-shooting

    This is what the POS DA had to say about it.

    I guess shooting at her mother, police, and random private citizens going about their business is not "justifiable" cause for using deadly force.

    For those who need further proof that Lt. Mitchell's actions were legal and justified, a quick look at Tennessee vs Garner should clear up any confusion.

    https://www.oyez.org/cases/1984/83-1035

    The good news is that the town of Blackwell is rallying behind Lt. Michell. That DA will likely be out of a job soon.

    https://ktul.com/news/local/community-rallies-behind-blackwell-officer
     


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  2. Charlie

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    Appears that the officer needs a medal, not an indictment!
     
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  3. Glenn B

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    Not a lot of information, in the linked article, as to what transpired when the officer shot the woman. It would be interesting to see additional information as to what actually took place.
     
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  4. Charlie

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    Absolutely! We really don't have enough facts yet.
     
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  5. Younggun

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    Holy shit, where did the other 59 rounds go?





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  6. oldag

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    Is this the incident released on video some time back, where the officer riding "shotgun" blasts away with an AR while the officer driving is firing through the windshield as well? Shots sprayed all over neighborhoods as the chase progresses?
     
  7. Mowingmaniac 24/7

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    Where all the extra bullets went is an interesting story, but when LEO's can't perform their jobs but are instead prosecuted for doing the right thing in protecting the public, something is way wrong...

    I wonder if this DA is one of those Soros funded pro-criminal attorneys that keep popping up all over the country?
     
  8. oldag

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    More of an internal disciplinary matter (e.g., spraying the neighborhood) since no innocent people hurt. Should not be up for charges for shooting the criminal based on the limited info I have seen.
     
  9. Younggun

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    I don’t know what the basis is for the charges.


    However, if my house was damaged due to the poor discipline of the officer And my family were put in danger due extremely poor judgement, I would want some pretty damned harsh action taken.


    The two are completely separate issues though.


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  10. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Certified All-American Gun Nut

    He was trying to shoot a moving target through his own windshield while driving, getting shot at, and had to do this at night from what I assume was probably a pretty good distance away. Cut him a little slack. I'm pretty good with an AR, but I doubt that I could do that much better.

    No, I'm pretty sure that was a different one. Blackwell Oklahoma is a small rural town with a population of just over 7,000. This shooting happened at around 3:00am. It ended near the intersection of 13th and Doolin Ave, which looks to be near the edge of town. It's also mostly commercial, which would have been mostly abandoned at 3am. Even the Walmart there closes at 10pm. It's not the best place to have to get into a rolling shootout, but it's FAR from the worst. Considering that she was shooting at (and in once case, struck) other vehicles, I don't think the police had many options. If they wait, then she has more time to shoot at other people. If they don't, then they have to get into a rolling shootout in town. It's a bad situation to be in, but they seemed to make the best of it. There were obviously no unintentional injuries otherwise the media would have been blasting that news from shore to shore.

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    An independent internal affairs review cleared the officer wrongdoing.
     


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