Sunnyvale police: Officer shoots man who charged at him with hammer

Dec 15, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Marin Independent Journal

A Sunnyvale man in his 20s was shot multiple times Saturday night by police after allegedly charging at an officer with a hammer.

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Tony Szafranic

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Dec 17, 2012
 
Why did the officer approach the man, knowing he had the hammer? Why not draw his taser from a safe distance?
Johnny Blaze

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Jan 4, 2013
 
Tony Szafranic wrote:
Why did the officer approach the man, knowing he had the hammer? Why not draw his taser from a safe distance?
The Sunnyvale police does not have tasers. Budget cuts. The man approached the officer; the officer acted in defense of himself and his partner. A better question to ask would be, "Why was this man beating his mother with a hammer?"

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