Austin Off-Duty Security Guard Found Not Guilty After 1.5 Years

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Austin Off-Duty Security Guard Found Not Guilty After 1.5 Years

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Post by oljames3 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:28 am

Several lessons to be learned. When one decides to carry a pistol for self-defense, one must be ready emotionally and legally to deal with the aftermath.
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Post by ELB » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:57 am

Going only from the info presented in the link:

1. I tend to think that since the jury needed only 15 minutes to decide that the prosecution case was awful weak. As in, it should not have been brought to court.

2. The Forensic Sciences Institute (I believe) has for some time promoted the idea that a police officer involved in a shooting should be given time to process the event (at least 24 hours IIRC), meet his lawyer, and present a calm, considered statement. They present evidence that one's ability to recall details is compromised in the aftermath of a such an encounter, and I think they are right. I have read police contracts where the police union negotiated this with the city. But I see no legal or moral reason that a civilian involved in a deadly event should not be automatically afforded the same opportunity, and I wonder why I have never heard of a defense lawyer arguing the same, and presenting the Force Science Institute's research on behalf of his client to defend ill-considered statement in the immediate after math.
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Post by Allons » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:00 am

Lesson 1. Do not talk to LEO's without legal representation after using a firearm in self defense.
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Post by Deltaboy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:28 am

Bless his heart and Shame on the DA's office!
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Post by Noggin » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:40 pm

I guess we should not be surprised that the authorities in Austin wanted to push for a conviction in this case.
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