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Sat Oct 22, 2016, 12:23 PM


Union boss: Cop was justified in shooting bat-wielding woman

An official police firing-range target proves that a cop was justified in fatally shooting a bat-wielding, emotionally disturbed woman in The Bronx, an NYPD union leader said Thursday.

Ed Mullins of the Sergeants Benevolent Association released a copy of the target, which shows five male figures including one armed with a baseball bat.



Ed Mullins has a very good point here, and generally has been much more reasonable than his PBA counterpart Pat Lynch. Legalese aside, I think this shooting should have been avoided, but NYPD brass deserves a lot of blame for making these type of targets. If you want to train officers not to shoot the unarmed, don't train them to shoot the unarmed. It's very easy for De Blasio to Monday morning quarterback and attack the employee here and his labor union from the comfort of Gracie Mansion, but maybe Hizzoner should hold his brass accountable first, including O'Neill.

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lindysalsagal Oct 2016 #1

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Sat Oct 22, 2016, 12:33 PM

1. I'm union, but they're wrong on this one.

They knew all about this woman and so have no excuse: They should have been prepared to handle her correctly.

The cop's gonna own it, as he should.

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