Ruled a Reasonable Mistake - Truck Shot during Dorner Manhunt

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  • matefrio

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    Granted this doesn't protect them from civil suits.

    Police shooting at Redondo Beach man during Dorner manhunt was ‘reasonable mistake,’ DA says


    Officer Brian McGee acted in “an atmosphere of fear and extreme anticipation” when he purposely rammed David Perdue’s pickup truck and fired at least three shots at him on Feb. 7, 2013, mistakenly believing Dorner was at the wheel. The bullets missed Perdue, who has filed a lawsuit against the city of Torrance.
    “McGee’s belief that Dorner was driving the truck was reasonable,” prosecutors said in ruling the shooting was justified.
     

    Southpaw

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    David Perdue:
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    Chris Dorner:
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    Sure, I see how they could be confused!!! :p
     

    General Zod

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    Didnt they shoot up another truck with one or two women jn it during this?

    Yep. But I'm sure it's also reasonable to mistake two Hispanic women for a large black man. I mean, they were in a pickup was shaped somewhat the same as Dorner's but a different color - how were the cops to know they were shooting at the wrong people?
     

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