SSCC #243–DeKalb County

A homeowner was held at gunpoint and his family pet was killed in a mix-up involving a DeKalb County police call.

Well maybe it wasn’t so bad.  Accidents do happen.

“I said, ‘Why [did] you shoot my dog?’ And he said, ‘Well, I’ll blow your brains out.’ I said, ‘Hold on a minute, you just killed my dog. Why you want to blow my brains out? My hands are up.’ I said, ‘I don’t have no gun,’” Anthony Currie said.

That right there is the proper response from an officer who just killed someone’s pet, illegally.  Threaten the home owner.  I don’t care he was on the way to a call.  It’s the wrong house and shouldn’t be covered by qualified immunity.  He did not do his job and ensure he was at the correct house, then shot the pet after entering the premises, and then threatened the home owner.

In what world is this considered an acceptable line of screw ups?  Oh that’s right, in the world of the police where we are subservient to them.

The first officer faces no disciplinary action, but he will have to go before the shooting review board and face an internal investigation.

Yup still on duty and he probably went home like Harless and slept like a baby.

State Sponsored Criminal Count #243: John Doe Jerad Wheeler

Because making sure you’re at the right address is for everyone else and if you screw up who cares.

via Ry

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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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