So, it's ok to take a cop's gun away and shoot him because he can't use excessive force to stop me from doing so......Let's here it for the ACLU and NAACP for caring so much about a law enforement officer's life since they are always ready to file suit on behalf of our nation's garbage. If I'd been the cop, I'd have shot him too. Better to be an ex-cop who got fired than a dead one, shot by some punk!!! And, is that police chief crazy? "Specifically, I felt that Michael Newby was not an immediate threat to the officer's life or his physical well-being..." A guy's trying to get my gun and I am he is NOT a threat to me?!!!!! Thursday, April 15, 2004 Ky. Police Officer Fired After Shooting LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville police officer indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a black teenager was fired Thursday. Police Chief Robert White said McKenzie Mattingly, 31, violated the department's use of force policy when he shot Michael Newby in January. "Specifically, I felt that Michael Newby was not an immediate threat to the officer's life or his physical well-being. Nor was any other person in the area clearly in immediate danger because of Newby's actions," White said. Mattingly was indicted March 5 by a grand jury on charges of murder and wanton endangerment. Mattingly told investigators that he believed Newby, 19, was carrying a concealed weapon as the two struggled over the officer's service handgun. Police described the incident as an undercover drug buy gone awry. The officer, who had been on paid administrative leave since the Jan. 3 shooting outside a western Louisville liquor store, has pleaded not guilty and is free on bond.