off duty officer involved in shooting II
Wed, 2006-09-06 13:13 — jeff
This is just my opinion.
I believe that if one is an officer of the law, he/she needs to be lot more than just a good witness even if one is off duty. Especially, subject is endangering the public by driving recklessly on the public road. Also, robbery in progress, terroristic activity, fighting in public, breaking and entering, destruction of public property, rape, murder, just to name a few.
As far as I am concerened Steve Foley is a Thug who happended to play pro Ball. Foley has had previous run-ins with law enforcement. Last week, the San Diego County District Attorney's office said it would not pursue charges against Foley for an incident in April. He was accused of resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and being drunk in public after an altercation on a University City street about 1:30 a.m. April 21.
Not sure why SDDA would drop the charges, but that may have made Steve think that he is above the Law. I guess this incident brings up a point "Kibuninc" mentioned earlier on his article. If the officer was a trained martial arts expert, he could have easily detained Steve, rather than shooting him. I do not like to see anyone getting shot by anyone, however, if what I have read and seen on the new about the incident is true,then I do believe that the officer did what he had to do in that situation. Not getting beat up by a 6-foot-4, 265 lbs, thug.
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