Vorpal wrote:Oldjohnw wrote:Of course, the officer should also have due process. I do not understand why he is sacked without enquiry.
At least in the UK, whilst he would be suspended, it would be pending a PCC investigation.
Apparently he was fired due to gross misconduct, and more than seven violations of police department procedure, all recorded on the officers body cameras, or bystander mobiles. One of his shots narrowly missed an innocent bystander.
He is now being charged on 11 counts, including murder. The murder charge is brought in part because instead of calling an ambulance (required by department procedure) after shooting Mr. Brooks, he kicked him.
There were a number of witnesses and at least 3 mobile phone recordings of the incident. That information was available from the press conference , but as that is lengthy, a summary is here: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... rett-rolfe
Thanks. Difficult to defend the ex cop. Since he is charged he will get his day in court.