Skip to comments.Former Culpeper police officer guilty of manslaughter
Posted on 01/30/2013 2:32:56 PM PST by Altariel
A former Culpeper police officer was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and other charges Tuesday for killing a 54-year-old homemaker during a routine suspicious-vehicle check that spiraled out of control last February.
A Culpeper Circuit Court jury deliberated for about nine hours before returning the verdict in the trial of Daniel Harmon-Wright, who fired seven shots into Patricia Cooks Jeep Wrangler when she tried to drive away from the then-officer. He faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.
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Too bad execution isn't on the table. At least his dance ticket will be probably be filled once word goes around he was a cop.
I’m surprised he’s going to jail.
This sort of thing happens all the time and usually they get away with it.
You’d think people would know that if a cop tells you to stop - and you don’t - you’ll find your name in the obits as a result.
Of course. If a government employee shoots a law abiding private citizen in the back, it must be okay and justifiable.
He was searching for a suitcase of money buried under a big ‘W’
I wouldn’t be surprised to discover one day that she was a Freeper.
Unfortunately, despite the inconsistencies and lies in the former officer’s story, some on the jury were willing to give him the benefit of the doubt—because he was an Employee of the State.
Patricia Cook was murdered, plain and simple.
murdered by police ping
His bad luck he didn’t work in Fairfax County. There, you can shoot an unarmed, unresisting dentist in his own driveway while executing a warrant for running a Super Bowl pool, and get a walk.
Mayhaps the tide is changing.
Sounds like a crazy story. Have a link?
Actually under 18USC242 the Federal death penalty is in play.
I hope they throw the book at him and place him in GP.
He was my son’s classmate (class of 2000) in the Memphis School of Optometry. He had a gambling weakness. The gestapo set him up & when they came to arrest him, they blasted him away instead. Don’t remember his name.
Horrible story. Just insane.
SWAT Tactics at Issue After Fairfax Shooting
By Tom Jackman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 27, 2006; Page B01
Salvatore J. Culosi Sr. still cant believe his son, a 37-year-old optometrist, was a suspected sports bookie. He cant believe a heavily armed SWAT team fatally shot his unarmed son, Salvatore J. Culosi Jr., outside his Fair Oaks home Tuesday night.
And Culosi cant believe that the SWAT teams sudden descent on his son, apparently causing one officer to accidentally fire a .45-caliber handgun once into his sons chest, is standard procedure for Fairfax County police conducting a search.
Not familiar with that incident; is it on FR somewhere?
Thanks for posting.
My apolgies. This happened 6 years ago, and at 60 years old, sometimes the details get smudged. But the major fact is a “highly trained” swat member charged out of his cruiser with his .45 locked and loaded and his finger on the trigger. And an unarmed man was shot to death in his driveway. And all it cost the shooter was three months pay.
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