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lsuroadie
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Question for attorney's / law enforcement....


Why is this officer (since resigned) being charged for manslaughter...hell why is he even being charged for killing an unarmed person during a raid?

Don't our LE officers have immunity for accidental shootings while performing their duty?

CLIFFNOTES on the case: NOPD witness drug activity at house, obtain search warrant, raid the house legally. Officer (the accused) standing at foot of staircase shoots an occupant coming down the stairs. Kills him. Deceased is unarmed. IIRC a small amt of pot is found inside.

If LE officers can be prosecuted for accidental shootings during a drug raid... ...holeee shite. I guess I was naïve or just assumed they were immune if they are performing their jobs.


To all the simpletons: this is not a race thread, move along.

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FalseProphet
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re: Question for attorney's / law enforcement....


Immune from civil suits if certain conditions are present.

There is no immunity from criminal prosecution unless granted by the DA/ US Attorney.






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Green Chili Tiger
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a small amt of pot is found inside.



Reason # 435637 why pot should be legal.







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Green Chili Tiger
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Don't our LE officers have immunity for accidental shootings while performing their duty?


That's a terrifying thought.






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wilfont
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Don't our LE officers have immunity for accidental shootings while performing their duty?

No, for good reason.






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FalseProphet
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BTW, a jury will determine whether the shooting was, indeed, accidental.





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ShoeBang
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I did not know that attorneys owned law enforcement and slash marks. News to me





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lsuroadie
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That's a terrifying thought.
It can be...

I'm not talking about negligence though...I'm talking about true mistaken judgment...accidental shooting...something the evidence proves that he is truly performing his duty to the best of his ability and a death occurs.






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FalseProphet
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Who makes that call, other than the jury?

If a prosecutor brought the charges, it seems to me that there was enough there to raise an eyebrow on the accidental nature of the shooting.







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lsuroadie
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I really don't know if a grand jury was seated or not. I think the DA brought charges and he pleaded guilty





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wilfont
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...something the evidence proves that he is truly performing his duty to the best of his ability and a death occurs.

Perhaps he wouldn't be charged in that instance. However, immunity should never be applied in any case where death occurs IMHO.






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Green Chili Tiger
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I'm not talking about negligence though...I'm talking about true mistaken judgment...accidental shooting...something the evidence proves that he is truly performing his duty to the best of his ability and a death occurs.



If this is the case then he has nothing to fear from a trial. Immunity is a terrible idea.






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matthew25
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The went after the cops who mistakenly beat Rodney King.





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Asgard Device
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If LE officers can be prosecuted for accidental shootings..


The shooting sounded pretty intentional, and not accidental.







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Five0
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Legalization has nothing to do with the subject of this thread. Post more when I get to a computer.





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CITWTT
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What gives you the notion that LE should be treated as if they can walk on water?


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jclem11
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Don't our LE officers have immunity for accidental shootings while performing their duty?


Our LEOs? They view you as the enemy. Why are you knighting for them?

No and LEOs should not ever be granted immunity for anything. They are not above the law even though they like to act like they are.

LEOs are out of control now but it would be even more ridiculous if they could murder without fear of punishment.






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Five0
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It is impossible to give you a good answer from the link as it contains very few facts relating to the case. I would be interested in knowing A LOT more about this case.

The case that you can read some facts on and see a judgement on is:

Easy to read version.

Angelica LaMont v. State of New Jersey, 2011

But why would I help you, I view as the enemy remember.

If you are interested you can find many cases relating to law enforcement activities and the like here: Blue Line Lawyer

Just look in the blog categories. Mr. LoRusso actually helped me with my personal statement for application to law school. He is a very knowledgeable and good person.



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