We used to call this a :
HOME INVASION ROBBERY and FIRST DEGREE MURDER, With Special Circumstances of Using a Firearm during the Commission of a Violent Felony.
THEY ALL DESERVE LIFE IN PRISON!
While I couldn’t agree more with you about the wrongness of what happened, all the cops who participated must share some of the guilt, but, there was only one cop who shot his gun at the guy apparently.
He should have to go to prison for a long time, what he did was evil and there was no excuse for it. I feel sorry for the stupid cop but examples need to be set or others will do the same thing.
I agree that if there was no written policy on how to handle the situation then the chief should suffer severe punishment along with the city that hired him.
This should never happen in America. The man was a war hero who was treated like a low down common criminal, actually worse. Criminals get to go in and out of prison this guy is dead and his poor wife a widow.
I fear what will happen instead is that since the old man had a gun the cop will get off with NO PUNISHMENT. Mind you guns are legal. He probably had a newspaper and a church baptism certificate too. He has just as much right to have the gun as the newspaper and baptism certificate. Someone needs to pay!