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madmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:59 AM
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18. Maybe you are right...
Here's a hypothetical.

Say a cop is involved in an "officer involved shooting" that results in death. It is of course ruled justified for self defense reasons or whatever. The immediate family sues. How likely would it be to get the disciplinary record of the officer in comparison to the likelihood of the suit being dismissed?

In other words, the judge could just dismiss the suit because there is no claim since the officer was acting in his official capacity, as ruled by the review board, and if that happens, the lawyer for the family would never have the chance to file motions requesting the disciplinary records.

That could be the case even if the officer were involved in 10 other similar shootings over the last 24 months.

Just a hypothetical.

Where am I wrong?

And even if wrong, that still doesn't explain the law enforcement lobby being stronger than the news industry's.
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