Shooter saves officer in LA
Here's the story. It sounds complicated. Officer pulls over a Mercedes that cut into a funeral process, guy tries to bribe him. When officer tries to arrest him, the guy decks the officer and is on top of him, beating away. The officer is crying for help and says the guy was grappling for his gun. Citizen pops the guy.
Gotta say, there has to be more to the story. Young guy, driving a Mercedes, with over $3000 cash in his pockets, tells the officer to look at what he's driving, writing him a ticket is a waste of time, call your boss, tries to bribe him, then refuses to be arrested and tries to call his parents.
Given Louisiana's reputation, I'm surprised he didn't take the bribe rather than trying to arrest him ;)
Posted by: Sebastian at December 24, 2006 04:33 PM
The bribe would have been taken had it been a politician instead of a cop. Cops are usually on the up-and-up...usually.
It will be interesting to see if the dead man's parents will file suit for wrongful death. That is more of the legacy of Louisiana; along with the bribes.
Posted by: Roger.45 at December 24, 2006 06:09 PM
Temple was on probation at the time for assault (felony) and I believe property damage. Other articles from 2theadvocate.com indicated that several witness accounts back up the cop's story. Too bad those other articles aren't around anymore.
Oh, and the citizen who intervened had a neck brace on at the time, so he really wasn't in any shape to physically subdue Temple. Though I wonder how many of those that stood by and watched were?
Posted by: mospeada at December 24, 2006 09:07 PM
Cop and citizen fighting on the ground at a traffic stop.
To some people it's real hard to decide who is in the wrong. Mostly criminals and their families.
BTW the Cop shot him in the stomach with a 40cal and the guy kept fighting. Just goes to show you why people like 45's.
Posted by: Dan Hamilton at December 26, 2006 02:14 PM