Posted: 4/1/2012 4:29:28 AM
I took the time to read the majority of the arbitration report given on the link.
I came away from this with a little different mindset than when I first came accross this story.
This officer was put through basically a 'perfect storm' of events that led up to the shooting and I basically believe the officer is a good person that was momentarily overwhelmed with events that took place over a period of about 3 seconds.
I tried to visualize in my head what happened and I now feel sorry for both the victim and the officer.
After reading into the detail of the report I can personally support the officer being reinstated or not. Perhaps he may want to find a different line of work on his own due to his personal anquish over mistakenly taking the victims life.
If the accusations are true about the departments surveilance and harrassment of the surviving family members I find that disturbing.