Sunday, November 23, 2014

NYPD Commissioner Bratton Re Man Shot Dead In Stairwell By Rookie Cop: Dead Man Was Doing — Nothing Wrong

Specifically, Bratton wrote: "He was not engaged in any activity other than trying to walk down the stairway." The rookie cop was nervous and employed a practice newly approved by NYPD of patrolling a housing project's stairwell with his gun drawn.

Think twice before you enter a stairwell in a public building in NYC: it may be your last walk...

But that's not all:
[The man's girlfriend] said the officers never came down to check on the mortally wounded man, and medical help was only sent after she banged on a neighbor’s door for help.
And that's still not all:
Both officers were taken to Jamaica Hospital and treated for tinnitus.
Any bets on whether the rookie continues employment until he's a veteran cop?

(ASIDE: I do not mean to make light of the incident by using a cartoon cop, but I do not want to use a picture of a real police officer with his gun drawn, for fear he will be misidentified as Gurley's actual killer.)

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