SSCC #83: San Antonio

A 14-year-old boy got into a fight at a school bus stop and the school district’s police officer responded by shooting him to death, the boy’s mother says. She says the cop had been reprimanded 16 times in the previous 4 years, suspended without pay 5 times, and “recommended for termination for insubordination,” but the school kept him on the force “without remedial training.”

Basically the cop was told just let the kid go, we’ll find him later there’s no need to exacerbate the situation and just stay with the victim.  What’s he do instead, throw the victim in the back of his patrol car, drive around the neighborhood looking for him.  At this point the kid is hiding in a garden shed.

Owner of the shed calls police disturbed, and as expected officer hero is the first to arrive.  This is what followed:

Nonetheless, she says: “In violation of NISD police department procedures, Alvarado drew his weapon immediately after exiting the patrol car. With his gun drawn, he rushed through the gate and into the back yard. Within seconds from arriving at the residence, Alvarado shot and killed the unarmed boy hiding in the shed.”

Because at this point he had every reason in the world to believe that the use of deadly force against a 14 year old kid that is hiding because he’s terrified will be totally justified.  Right?  Heaven forbid you just try and talk the child out of the garden shed.  Why would anyone bother to try and be civil about this and not run to the use of force?  Oh that’s right he’s a cop, this is what would happen instead:

Rather than fire Alvarado, the district transferred him to patrol, “an area of duty with less supervision,” according to the complaint.

Seriously instead of being punished, note he’s been moved to a location with less supervision.  Also he’s been reprimanded 16 times.  Between this guy and Officer Roid Rage there’s a clear pattern developing.  Cops are getting get our of jail free cards and evidently they even work with the unlawful use of lethal force.

State Sponsored Criminal Count: 83Daniel Alvarado

Because being a cop allows you to play hero and be judge, jury, and executioner.  Didn’t you see Judge Dread?

via Ry

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.
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