Sunday, December 20, 2009

Audio of Police Call Leading Up To Shooting

 
LINK TO AUDIO

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

SCATS.....thank you for posting the audio of the GPD response to the shooting. I cannot imagine having to respond to a call like that and having the presence to be calm and focused when someone is wielding a gun around. While i have been very critical of the GPD top brass and some of the rogue officers within GPD, listening to the audio of this call shows me we still have a bunch of great police officers in spite of Rahn, Pignato, Shammerhorn and Joseph. My prayers are with the officers who had to shoot this man and the man's family. This is tragic all the way around.

Anonymous said...

Again thanks to scats for the link. Listening I realized this was a tense situation and those policemen did not have a lot of backup. Also the dispatcher is vital to the public safety. And it must have been very dark there at that time of night with no street lights. Those police were brave.

SCATS said...

To 5:44 & 6:49AM ~~ You are both welcome :)

Anonymous said...

After being arrested for dwi he was processed and released THEN driven home by a sherrif deputy??????
If it were one of us would we not spend the night? or until someone came to get us?
Is this normal proceedure?

SCATS said...

To 11:21AM ~~ My thoughts too. I have read that this fellow was stopped for having his headlights off. When asked to take a breathalyzer, he was charged with a misdemeanor. I don't know why they gave him the taxpayer funded taxi ride home. That part hasn't been explained anywhere that I can find.

Anonymous said...

When he was released from custody by the Judge, maybe he couldn't get a hold of someone to pick him up. They can't hold him a long time after he was released. Haven't any of you ever heard of a kid getting a ride home by the police after getting in trouble. This is not an uncommon practice.

SCATS said...

To 11:47AM ~~ Possibly so. I'm just glad they didn't let him drive home.

Anonymous said...

Now that I have read the morning paper update it says that after he refused the breathalyzer he was charged with the misdemeanor dui and after "processing" the sheriff "escorted" him home. That sounds like he drove his car home with the sheriff officer following him. Anyone?
That area of Ridge Rd where he was stopped is directly south of his home. Sounds like he was on his way home? Then it says the sheriff stayed there after they reached his house and this tragedy started to happen and he called for more help.
It does not sound like he saw a judge. Does the reporter that follows this blog have any clarification that would help? Meghan?

SCATS said...

To 12:18PM ~~ Your idea about how he was escorted home makes a lot of sense to me. Thank you for that. As far as I've seen, Meaghan McDermott hasn't authored any of the reports on this. In fact, it seems like she never writes on such topics any more. I wonder why ... ?

Anonymous said...

SCATS. It makes no sense. You are starting to lose me as a follower. The MCSO took him home. He did not drive. Get real people. HE DID NOT DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was arrested, processed, arraigned or given an appearance ticket by the order of the judge. Then taken home. Everyone acted properly. Pray for the officers and their families. Stop the nonsense please.

SCATS said...

To 5:37PM ~~ If you've been following things here then you realize I know the MCSO took him home. As I already said, thank God he didn't drive.

The question some people are asking (yes, including me) is whether or not that is SOP. I can't recall ever hearing about other people getting such a ride when stopped for DWI/DUI.

Anonymous said...

It happens often, for a variety of reasons. Maybe someone at the MCSO recognized or knew him and decided to arrange transport. Maybe his wife wasn't available or refused to pick him up. Maybe he didn't have money to hire a cab.

Anonymous said...

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