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    Nineteen months ago, DeOnté Rawlings, a teen suspected of stealing a minibike, was killed in an exchange of gunfire. The off-duty D.C. police officers involved were investigated and cleared. But do the reports add up?

    By Cheryl W. Thompson
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Sunday, April 19, 2009

    Near dusk one September evening in 2007, a boy cruises on a stolen, red, gas-powered minibike down an alley in Southeast's Highland Dwellings public housing complex. A gold Chevrolet Tahoe passes with two men inside, both off-duty D.C. police officers, both armed. The driver is determined to recover his bike. He slams the SUV into reverse and races backward in pursuit.

    There is an exchange of gunfire. When it is over, a 14-year-old lies dying in the fading autumn light, a bullet hole in the back of his head.

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    Expected this to be a story about cops being killed? In a recent discussion I had here re. "assault" weapons, it was said that cops should have the BFG. I asked what the cops might have done to Rodney King had they had BFG instead of clubs? Imagine the "coverup" in this case had they had BFG....

    Cop killers are on the loose disguised as killer cops.
     
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    Yup the Fed is covering for a couple local Cops. Umm, why? For what purpose does the FBI and Federal prosecutors cover for 2 local cops? We know that the federal prosecutors have NO problem convicting police and other enforcement personnel. So why openly cover for 2 local cops?

    I would say something fishy is going on and it ain't from the Fed in this case.
     
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    Well, one thing is certain. Cops generally cover their own (each other's) asses. Add a little prosecutorial quid pro quo, you may have your answer to "why openly cover for 2 local cops".

    BTW, what's the rationale for moving this from Current Events (a Washington Post story from yesterday) to Conspiracy Theories? You suppose your questions had anything to do with that? <g>
     
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    UPDATE, which now officially qualifies this for a conspiracy theory....

    A Gun Appears

    Why did it take a lawsuit -- and not D.C. police reports -- to reveal new facts in the fatal shooting of DeOnté Rawlings?

    Friday, May 1, 2009



    WHERE IS the gun? Of all the questions surrounding the fatal shooting of DeOnté Rawlings, that is the most vexing. The off-duty D.C. police officer who killed 14-year-old DeOnté said he did so in self-defense, and evidence shows that Officer James Haskel was indeed fired at. But the gun used against him was never found. What, then, to make of new information that a youth spotted the next day riding the minibike that started the tragic chain of events had a gun? Or that the youth was described as close in age to DeOnté and, like him, black? Or that the existence of this gun never made its way into the police report about the bike's recovery?

    The story goes back to Sept. 17, 2007, washingtonpost.com (opening post)

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    But Mr. McNair's bombshell that "a gun fell off the bike" stunned the Rawlings family's attorney, Gregory L. Lattimer, as he took the deposition. "Wait a minute. Let me back up. Did you say a gun fell off his bike?" Mr. Lattimer asked. Mr. McNair clarified that, in fact, the gun -- "Black. Dark. Black." -- fell out of the youth's pocket, that the youth picked it up and walked off. Mr. McNair said he told all this to the police officer who interviewed him and later to the police internal affairs division. The police report, dated Sept. 20, 2007, makes no mention of a gun.

    Perhaps authorities did follow up. Perhaps there is a plausible explanation about this youth's involvement in this case. Or perhaps there is something to Mr. Lattimer's theory of the case: that someone other than DeOnté stole the bike, that someone else fired at the officers and that DeOnté was targeted in error.

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    What information has been made available has come through the discovery process in the $100 million lawsuit against the city and two officers. It is only through the depositions taken by Mr. Lattimer that we know about Mr. Haskel's involvement in two previous shootings, the initial propensity of police officials to clear the officers for immediate return to active duty, the strange circumstances of the minibike's recovery and the decision of the two officers to leave the scene without securing evidence. City officials are critical of Mr. Lattimer for what they see as his trying his case in public. No doubt Mr. Lattimer and his clients stand to gain financially if they win their lawsuit. But Mr. Lattimer's motives and his revelations would be irrelevant if Mr. Fenty had honored his promise: to give the public the facts of how DeOnté Rawlings died.

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