An update... "disciplined, but not fired."
Though the suspension is no more than 30 days, I personally feel happy that my arguments on putting oneself in danger to justify self defense is wrong made it to the right people. I am glad the monitors in the various police forces reported my reasoning to the higher-ups and made this not only a centerpiece of the discipline reasoning, but enacted changes in policy. I realize my efforts will go unsung in the press, however it is good to know that the fairfaxunderground community, so frequently slammed as anti-police, has made a difference in protecting the lives of both police officers and citizens. Members of the press may feel free to PM me and I will grant interviews as time permits.
"An internal police investigation found that Officer Stowe... "unreasonably placed himself in a position that allowed the situation to elevate to a level of high risk" when he stepped in front of the Jeep. As a result of the incident, Alexandria Police changed their policy to prohibit officers from stepping in front of moving vehicles. Officers are also prohibited from firing at moving vehicles, except as a last resort."
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/02/2007 05:20PM by pgens.