After Dallas Police Caught BSing About Shooting Of Mentally Ill Man, Police Chief Changes Policy To Let Cops View Evidence Against Them Before Making StatementChris | InformationLiberation
Nov. 29, 2013
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Last month, a Dallas police officer claimed a mentally ill man lunged at him with a knife, to which he shot the man in response. Despite the cop's tale, video of the incident surfaced and showed the mentally ill man did nothing of the sort. Instead, he was just sitting in place and the cop shot him from a safe distance. In response to the controversy, the Dallas police chief has decided to change their policies to allow police to take 72 hours to view all evidence against them before making a statement.
From the Dallas Mourning News:
Any Dallas officer involved in a police shooting — whether the officer fired a weapon or witnessed the gunfire — will now have the right to remain silent for 72 hours under a new department policy.Seeing as how cops are above the law, they're not entitled to every protection their subjects receive (if they know their rights). They're supposed to give statements immediately before viewing the evidence against them because they're considered the "credible" one in the situation and their word is viewed as god's by the courts. It's one of the only chances the public gets to hold cops accountable. When a commoner is investigated by a police officer the cops do all they can to get them to talk without a lawyer and without informing them of their rights, yet here the cops are forbidden from giving a statement they were previously required to give, and given all evidence against them so they can conspire to get their story straight. This is a perfect example of how our justice system is completely rigged in favor of the state.
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