Monday, September 24, 2018

Dallas PD does the bare minimum of a right thing

A white police officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed, the police department announced Monday.

I'm was having a hard time understanding how a police officer mistook another person's apartment for her own and kept her job, much less after killing someone in that apartment.

On top of that...
When she put her key in the apartment door, which was unlocked and slightly ajar, it opened, the affidavit said. Inside, the lights were off, and she saw a figure in the darkness that cast a large silhouette across the room, according to the officer’s account.
Did she command someone to identify himself, or just fired without a warning?  She wasn't a greenhorn.  She'd been on the force for four years.  Aren't there protocols before you shoot?
She called 911. When asked where she was, she returned to the front door to see she was in the wrong unit, according to the affidavit.
She went back to the front door and found out she was in the wrong apartment? I would have tried to find more information about what happened, but you lost me for certain on that one. If she thought she was in her own apartment, wouldn't she simply give them her address?

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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