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by Redneck_Buddha
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 418
Views: 27498

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

crazy2medic wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:42 am
Dave2 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:34 pm
Ruark wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:42 am
I just have a hard time with her not understanding she was on the wrong floor and wrong apartment.
Other aspects of the case notwithstanding, this is completely understandable. I've made this mistake myself in the past, in apartments and hotels where all the floors, hallways, doors, etc. are identical. After 5,000 times, walking to your door just becomes automatic, especially when you're exhausted from a 14 hour shift. The elevator door opens, you step out, turn left, walk to the third door and go in. You could do it blindfolded. If the elevator HAPPENS to open on the next floor, it's very easy to not notice.
Eh, sorta? Two floors are rarely identical. At least in the apartment complexes I’ve lived in or been to, once people have been inhabiting it long enough, there are typically clues like different welcome mats, door decorations, or maybe someone has a potted plant out front or something. And if the stair case/elevator is near a window, the view can be drastically different depending on the height/appearance of neighboring buildings.

How aware you need to be to notice such things obviously depends on the details. Coming off a 14-hour shift would certainly not help.
Per the Texas Ranger that did the investigation he went to the wrong Apartment on three separate occasions, he had statements from 93 residents that stated they had gone to the wrong apartment, the Texas Ranger stated that neither the floors or apartments were marked! This has been my question all along why did she not note that the furniture was different or layed out different, just seems peculiar to me.
What's worse is that the judge failed to allow the jurors to be made aware of this.
by Redneck_Buddha
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 418
Views: 27498

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

Always invoke the 5th. This is a perfect example of why.
by Redneck_Buddha
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 418
Views: 27498

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

Was not there, did not hear the testimony. On its face, some kind of punishment is warranted. However, the first screw up was not granting a change of venue. The judge's conduct has been "interesting" since the outset. But like I said, I was neither at the scene, in the court room, nor am I a lawyer.
by Redneck_Buddha
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 418
Views: 27498

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

Tons of fodder for appeal. I hope she uses it.
by Redneck_Buddha
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 418
Views: 27498

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

I believe she can be found guilty of lesser charges, but that won't stop the riots when the manslaughter verdict comes down.

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