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by SQLGeek
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: GA: Athens Body camera video released
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: GA: Athens Body camera video released

Sure but as far as the officer could tell, he no longer had one in his hands (and he didn't). I don't fault Officer #1 for not shooting a second time.

Perhaps this video showed why retreating extensively is a bad thing. Control of the situation deteriorated into a wrestling match and two different shootings in the middle of what is normally a busy street. The second shooting was close to a blue on blue incident too.

Hate to say it but if they had held their ground in the parking lot and neutralized the suspect then, there would have been a lot fewer people put at risk and the officers would have maintained a better tactical positioning.

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by SQLGeek
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: GA: Athens Body camera video released
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: GA: Athens Body camera video released

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:06 pm

Although the BG didn't get the pistol, he could have stabbed the officer if he still had the knife in his possession (I'm not sure if he still had it or not).

He did not still have it. On Officer #2's bodycam, you can see Officer #1 looking down at the knife on the ground after shooting the suspect the first time. He makes a kicking motion to try and clear it behind him. That is more than likely we he did not shoot the suspect again when he charged him a second time.

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