I talked to the officer's FTO today and he stated that she is about 100 pounds wet, which I agree with after seeing her before, and extremely mild manner but very firm when the need arises. By the way, on a scale from 1 to 10 she's defiantely a 9.5! Just FYI. Is it in poor taste to ask her if she would need comfort in a time like this?
Her FTO told me that the reason why the Coroner rules these as "homicides" is because she states that when doing an investigation she has three categories to rule under. They are: 1) Natural Causes, 2) Suicide, and 3) Homicide. In the Akron case she ruled it a Homicide because it didn't fit into any of the other categories. She also stated that the TASER was defiantely a contributing factor in his death. What she really ruled was that it was a "Justifiable Homicide" By the APD. The ARU only printed it as a "Homicide". This slight oversight on their part
has caused the citizens (read "minorities") to protest in front of the Akron Police Department demanding that ALL TASERS BE ELIMINATED FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS IN SUMMIT COUNTY BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL TORTURE DEVICES THAT POLICE ABUSE THE CITIZENS WITH!!! There next comment was that EVERYTHING and EVERY situation could be handled by just talking to the individual(s). Wow
, I wasn't aware of such majical wammy jammy that could easily tell a subject high on Meth to put the gun down and come peacefully with me, it's OK that you just killed your children, we can forgive you! BS!!!
Now for the update, Subject was pronounced dead at Akron City Hospital, not on scene. My fault.
Everybody here that has posted is EXACTLY right in every respect. TR , yep you are very right. I shoot the guy in the kneecap because I'm a "sniper" so I do. Well I get slandered and sued because now I have crippled mama's boy for life. She will also state, why didn't he just beat my son over the head with a "baton" or shoot him that "Zapper thing"? At least he would be able to walk"!
Roguish Lawyer, now that is a beautiful thing!
Smokin Joe, lets make it a $20 and I will go with Meth. Do you want to try another drug of choice?
jasonglh, what would you have said if this poor innocent tweeker came in to your ER with no vitals and expired knowing the circumstances and with everybody around to listen? I think I would stat aloud: "ep, condition is definately stable now!"