KY Police Officer Fired After Shooting

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    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.
     
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    should we all chip in and get him another gun?
     
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    Things are pretty screwed up in Cincinnati, too. I marvel that intelligent, qualifed people still wish to become police officers.
     
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    I'm willing to bet that a jury acquits him because of the struggle, he sues the department and the city for either his job and back pay or several million.
     
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    One can hope.
     
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    I vote for all of the above
     
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    Here here!!
     
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    what would you expect from a state whose initials are ky?
     
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    Don't get me started!! It's ridiculous here. There is a group of black people that seem to want no laws for black citizens. The police have started to use tazer(sp?) guns and now they are bitching about that. It's ridiculous.The national media doesn't cover the stories right either. They fail to mention the cops side of the story most of the time. They love to leave little details out like-he had a sword,or he had a gun pointing it at the officer,or he had biological weapons in his hands! Thats how bad it is. The last case was a 400 pound black man wrestling the cops to the ground because he was high on drugs-but somehow thats everyone elses fault!
     
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    No lie. I saw the video on that-I'm surprised that big SOB didn't take the cop's head off. The cops did use sticks on him, but on the arms & legs only. He died of heart failure after the struggle, so of course, there followed the immediate cries of racism & police brutality. Never mind the fact that he was overweight by about two and a half people & had enough drugs in him to kill Rasputin.

    The poverty pimps & purveyors of professional victimhood might have some credibility if they were ever, even once, heard to say, "Man, that's a shame, but he kind of brought it on himself." Don't hold your breath waiting to hear that.

    Hey, I've got an idea! The next time a cop goes to arrest you, hold still, do what you're told, and submit to arrest! Just a helpful hint that might lead to a longer and happier life.
     

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