Unarmed Couple Executed On False Assumption; No Cops/Shooters Suspended More Than Ten Days

When Police tell you they were involved in a “full blown-out firefight” you would think that this referred to both them being shot at by the bad guys as well as shooting back.

Not true. Business Insider reports:

Cleveland officials are suspending 63 police officers for their roles in a November car chase that ended in the shooting deaths of an unarmed man and woman, The Plain Dealer reports.

Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath said the officers violated police protocol during the chase, according to the newspaper.

Officers’ offenses include engaging in a chase without permission and providing false information on police reports, the Plain Dealer reports. The officers will be suspended temporarily, with no one officer being suspended for more than 10 days.

Police officials have not yet reviewed the 13 officers who were involved in the shooting itself, but that’s coming in the next and final stage of the investigation, officials told The Plain Dealer. More than 100 officers had some involvement in the chase.

Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell, 43, were each shot about two dozen times in a police chase that turned deadly. They were shot at 137 times while in their car, which was parked in a middle school parking lot after the chase.

It was all based on some kind of bizarre mistake on the part of the police who “thought the suspects fired at them.” One supervisor was fired for “an administrative role” in the incident and others were demoted or discipline, though they weren’t the shooters. This may be because false information was given on the radio that the suspects were armed.

As much as I can see why the police have a gripe about false information, it is impossible for me to believe that it is good to have such a slaughter get so lightly punished. Did the “suspects” flee because they were stupid, or because they became convinced that the cops trying to stop them had murder on their minds?

What kind of mindset are police trained to have that they wouldn’t be skeptical that someone would try to shoot them? Contrary to what cops will often tell you about themselves, they are not putting their lives at much risk. In this list, they barely make the top ten. According to this website, that was only true for 2010. Why don’t we hear people rhapsodize about the courage of fishermen and roofers?

Society cannot afford to allow people who are entrusted with public safety to be given nothing but a hand slap when they break the rules to kill people and to falsely justify killing people (especially when others are punished more severely for siding with society). These kinds of stories (and worse) are all too common. In the context of the government ongoing campaign against the Second Amendment, they are especially concerning.







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  • helen sabin

    the shooters should be tried for murder and the one giving the “armed” notice should be sued by their families. This unfortunately is becoming the standard of response as police are being trained to be “swat” – rather than regular peace keepers.

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  • Gary Biazzo

    The militarization of police is an end run around the Constitution that does not allow the US Military to be used on US soil. If the police are equipped and trained as military units, then what is the difference? Military operations for simple arrests of non-violent offenders in the middle of the night? Sounds familiar. While I can see the need for SWAT teams for active shooting situations, they should not be used for routine arrests. Doors kicked in on innocent citizens because no investigation was done is becoming commonplace. To often is the excuse, ” a bizarre mistake” or “incorrect information” or “incorrect informant information” being used. Homes are damaged, people terrorized by people they are supposed to be able to trust simply because the police did not do their due diligence.