eaglekeeper101
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Deputy Charged In Usaf Airman Shooting

Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:07 am

Greetings to all...and my first new topic posting.

This subject came up about a month ago, if memory serves. I was not, however, expecting what happened today...

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/LAW/03/0...ice.shooting/index.html?eref=yahoo

Your thoughts?

[Edited 2006-03-08 00:09:12]

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LHMark
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RE: Deputy Charged In Usaf Airman Shooting

Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:13 am

If it went the way CNN says, they should throw the book at him. And yes, firing multiple shots does smack more of attempted murder than attempted manslaughter, especially after the victim verbally declared himself cooperative and complied with explicit instructions.
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RE: Deputy Charged In Usaf Airman Shooting

Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:13 am

absolutely disgusting, that deputy should be charged with attempted murder instead of manslaughter and kudos to who ever video taped it.
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RE: Deputy Charged In Usaf Airman Shooting

Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:17 am

I'm haveing some serious trouble even figureing out how you can charge someone with attempted manslaughter.

Attempt clearly implies intent. You can't unintentionally attempt to do something. If there was intent, then it should be attempted murder. No intent and it's aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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RE: Deputy Charged In Usaf Airman Shooting

Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:19 am

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 1):
If it went the way CNN says, they should throw the book at him

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At least they have good evidence - The video tape  Smile


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RE: Deputy Charged In Usaf Airman Shooting

Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:52 am

Here is another link about the story.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11712969/
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RE: Deputy Charged In Usaf Airman Shooting

Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:35 pm

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 2):
absolutely disgusting, that deputy should be charged with attempted murder instead of manslaughter and kudos to who ever video taped it.

I am guessing the DA didn't want to over charge the Deputy. Given the officer's longevity with the department and the fact that the shooting was duty-related, it could be the DA's belief that a jury would have a difficult time convicting an on duty police officer of attempted murder. I think the DA made the right decision. Also, if convicted, the officer is looking at a prison sentence of 18+ years. That's not exactly a slap on the wrist.

The person who filmed the incident has turned himself into Florida authorities to answer charges of aggravated assault with a firearm stemming from an incident in 1997 when he allegedly pointed a firearm at an elderly couple. He is currently out on bail and is awaiting trial in April.

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