Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Probe finds deputy's action justified in Kingman shooting

The independent analysis by the office found that Jeff Davis, a deputy with MCSO for 3½ years, was using justifiable self-defense when he shot and killed 30-year-old William Bonnee shortly after midnight on Sept. 4.

Davis was responding to the 3100 block of Thompson after a homeowner called to say that a man wielding a 6-foot long metal pipe had broken into her home after beating her dogs in the backyard and was chasing her and her 15-year-old son.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cops shoot another knife brother

For the St. Paul cops who arrived at the Super 8 Motel Monday night, the decision had to be made. 36-year old John Carr was suicidal and high on methamphetamine. In the third floor hallway, four officers shot him to death.

St. Paul Police say Carr was well within what's known as a 21-foot danger zone. Joe Dutton, a retired Golden Valley officer and expert in the use of force, showed FOX 9 how quickly a suspect with a knife can reach an officer. He says officers have less than two seconds to react.

The officers at the Super 8 were in a narrow hallway, which limited their options.

“If you don't have an ability to move laterally, you're very much in a tunnel of death situation here."


Thursday, November 3, 2011

For those that think they can stop someone in their tracks

Expect nothing. It is well documented that people can be shot through vital organs, such as the heart, and still be mobile for 20 to 40 seconds — what has been called “ambulation after death” — causing havoc and death before they finally succumb. The human organism might not be hard to kill, but it is certainly hard to stop quickly.