Skip to comments.Teen killed by bullet when LA County deputies fired at pit bull: Sheriff's office
Posted on 06/22/2017 9:40:19 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
As Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were shooting at a pit bull that was charging at them, a 17-year-old boy was apparently struck in the chest by one of the bullets and died, the sheriff's office said.
The deputies went to the back of the complex "in an attempt to corral the dog to prevent additional victims," the sheriff's office said, and as they walked to the rear carport area, they found a teenager on the ground who appeared to have been shot in the chest, the sheriff's office said. The teen was hospitalized and later died.
(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...
Title sucks, seems the "bullet" did it, deputies just happened to be there.
Indefinite suspension with full salary for all LEO involved, effective immediately!! Civilians should know better than to get in the line of fire between a dog and a LEO!! Sheesh...
Be sure of your back stop:
guess they didn’t learn that one.
Let the free market handle the situation. Always fresh!
Liberals like to spend, consequences be damned.
Islamists like to blow up things, consequences be damned.
Cops like to shoot dogs, consequences be damned.
F the police. Yes all of them. Anyone that would want to work for a corrupt system and be proud of it should be suspect.
Yeah, you should walk up to the next cop you see and say same while giving them a good poke in the chest for emphasis. That’ll learn ‘em.
/Libtard gun grabber /off
While you defend these cops, the victims family will get no closure, and the perps will get paid leave for weeks. Their buddies will say “it was an accident”, “he’s a good guy”, “it wasn’t intentional”, “the pit bull was being aggressive”, “the kid didn’t get out of the way.” Then after all is said and done the cop and his buddies will be back on the beat ready for their next “mistake.”
If anyone but a cop did this, it would be involuntary manslaughter charge and 5 years minimum in prison.
This is just ONE of the many many many corrupt actions of the cops. You would despise them if you had any brains.
But then you go off the rocker with the whole anti-cop thing.
Rationally, the issue isn't cops, it is a unequal treatment before the law. There's the laws for you and me, and the laws for public employees; that's just plain wrong. And that is truly the issue that needs to be fixed.
I'm rather sure that should such things be fixed, you won't have cops opening fire on kids with airsoft rifles. Yes, I want every officer possible to make it home to their family tonight; I'm not interested in paving that journey with the bodies of our children and friends.
sad. sorry to hear it happen.
i wonder if it was an incorrect load for the situation.
Perps? Stop using TV jargon. TV police use the word perps.
The officer will get two days off. That’s it.
This was an accident. You cannot charge a person of any walk of life with murder, manslaughter or really any other crime without mens rea, or a culpable state of mind.
However, citizens have no authority or duty to enter another persons property to investigate crime or disorder, police officers do, as long as they can articulate the needs to do so. If a citizen walked onto another’s property, armed and uninvited, and shot a dog that was responding to a threat, then they would be in the commission of a crime and would likely face charges. You do that here in Missouri, and a homeowner can shoot you under Castle Doctrine, and will most likely be free afterwards.
However, the dogs owner should be sued as well but in all likelihood has no money.
Did you miss the part about the officer already being bit? What sane person would allow a demonstratively dangerous animal bite them again if they had the means to defend themselves?
Are you as flipping outraged when a inner city ne’er do well guns down an innocent kid? Look up Jamyla Bolden. She is one of dozens of kids in just my city alone that has been shot, not by police, but by many of the same “people” that think it is cool to have pits.
And for those who would complain about the shot accuracy, remember, the silhouettes you shoot at don’t run at you from a surprise cover position at thirty miles an hour.
One officer I supervised had a similar scenario when a pit came out of cover from the front of car and moved on him aggressively. As he was backing up to retreat the pit charged him and he was forced to shoot. Three rounds, two hits, the third skipped off the driveway and embedded itself in the house. The pit expired at his feet.
The homeowner was sad about the dog but glad the officer was not injured. I was glad the officer did not get a career ending bite, not only because we would lose a good officer, but the state would be on the hook for his early retirement and medical bills for life.
I don’t blame the kid, who was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, I don’t blame the police who were only protecting themselves, and certainly did not want the kid to be shot, and I can’t blame a dog who is protecting his turf.
It’s called a tragedy and no one needs or will go to jail. The dogowner needs to be punished in civil proceedings.
Involuntary manslaughter means failure to take the precautions needed. It is too early to say there should not be a trial for that.
The trouble came when it became a public idea that there should be an Arms Bearing Class of people, and it isn’t We The People.
Now, suddenly these guys are under some kind of Sacred Arms Bearer First Responder Immunity Umbrella.
The Founding Fathers would have laughed at that.
If I thought it possible my shot would hit a person, I’d sooner let the dog bite me if not fatally.
One day cops will discover a pepper spray that works on dogs.
What person would? Perhaps with awareness of surroundings, a person who actually had a heart.
Your rhetoric does not succeed in running away with larger moral questions.
The fellow faced losing a career — the person shot, losing his life.
People WILL remember such excuse making, and opinion will turn. And yeah, they can molon your labe very easily today.
The pit bull had already bit the police officer’s partner’s leg. The owner put the dog away and it escaped and attacked the officer. Just as the officer was about to shoot the dog, the owner jumps over to stop the dog from attacking. It was too late. The owner stepped into the bullet meant to stop the dog’s attack.
Lousy awareness of surroundings, possibly. There are details perhaps that deserve to be aired. But it could be argued morally the dog owner was clearly making a move to do the right thing and therefore shouldn’t have suffered.
How does one step into a bullet, is it like stepping into the path of a car? I thought those things went pretty jolly fast.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.