WALKER COUNTY, Ga. – Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking into an officer-involved shooting in Walker County where a deputy shot and killed a man in his Rossville home.It all started in the early-morning hours of New Year’s Day when a woman called 911 and said her estranged daughter-in-law threatened to kill her child and then herself…
After the 911 call claiming there could be a murder-suicide in progress, deputies surrounded the home and GBI officials said those deputies stated several times who they were, but the family members said they were sleeping and didn’t hear the deputies.
When Mark Parkinson, who lives in the house, finally heard the commotion outside, he got out of bed to see what was going on.
He was armed, looking through a window, and that’s when Deputy John Chandler fired a fatal shot.
Clear violation of basic firearm safety: Be sure of your target. Reckless disregard. I still would like to see if there is body cam video of the events. It did not go well either for another officer in a similar situation:
OCOEE, Fla. — An Ocoee police officer was not justified in shooting into a home in the middle of the night after a dispatcher sent him to the wrong address for a domestic disturbance in 2016, an Orange County jury ruled Thursday.
Officer Carlos Anglero was found guilty of shooting into a building, a second-degree felony. Jurors deliberated for about 2½ hours after a two-day trial, during which he testified in his own defense. He declined to comment about the verdict.
Go read the rest of the article. It is a frigging comedy of errors that could have killed somebody, but by the Grace of God, nobody was hurt unlike the case in Georgia. Officer Anglero is now facing up to 15 in prison. So much for Cops never seeing the inside of the Big House.
I am starting to get the feeling that some departments have some serious training issues. [end sarcasm]