Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Justice

http://www.lawofficer.com/article/news/workplace-violence-trauma-reco

In Long Beach, CA a DHS agent pulled a gun and shot his supervisor.  A second DHS agent fought for his gun, and then ended up having to kill the initial shooter.  A deadly force incident that involved blue on blue workplace violence.

In this incident it took over a year for the officer to be cleared of any wrongdoing.  Why does it have to take so long in investigations like this?  A simple three minute discussion of what happened would clearly indicate that the officer did nothing wrong and is in fact a hero.

Justice delayed is justice denied.  This officer had to face the stress of having to fight for his life twice.  Not only to save himself in the initial attack, but then again in the legal battle.  This legal battle was at least quick compared to many others.  We need to be doing a better job of streamlining the legal system; that's what the SGT Says.

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