Prosecutor: Maplewood officer justifi...

Prosecutor: Maplewood officer justified in fatal shooting of ma...

There are 38 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 27, 2010, titled Prosecutor: Maplewood officer justified in fatal shooting of ma.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Prosecutors have ruled a Maplewood police officer was justified in the shooting death of a North St.

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The Big Bopper

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jan 27, 2010
I am glad there are no charges against this officer. she is a HERO
Conservative observations

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 27, 2010
Good decision and good to hear.
Charlies

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jan 27, 2010
Julie Olson should be commended for her service to the public!

Thank You from a Maplewood resident.
Vikings Fan

Rochester, MN

#4 Jan 27, 2010
She is a great officer, it's really to bad that we lost another officer in this shooting. Great call by the prosecuter. The boys in blue deserve our respect for putting their lives on the line every day.
Cindy Stainker

United States

#5 Jan 27, 2010
What should Officer Olson have done? This guy demonstrated more than once that he was a danger, he had a gun and was obviously not afraid to use it.
Javier

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 27, 2010
WHY WAS THIS EVEN A QUESTION??!!!!!!!

She should have been given the highest award right on the spot and there NEVER should have been such a review. This is bull crap that some "prosecutor" has graced her with thier infinite "wisdom" and decided that she was justified. She was justified beyond ANY doubt!!! So much so that this "decision" was NOT FRICKING NECESSARY!!

How dare they even have the nerve to write "no charges will be filed..." OF COURSE NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED!!! Police, or citizens, should never have to have the killing of an assailant justified by a prosecutor when the circumstances were SO damned obvious. The arrogance of these prosecutors to think that THEY have the right to decide the fate of this officer. It should never have been in question.
Dagger

Arlington, VA

#7 Jan 27, 2010
I'm with Javier on this one. It's unfortunate Officer Olson had to be put under scrutiny when she was so clearly justified in using deadly force.
Blue Justice

Plainview, MN

#8 Jan 27, 2010
God bless you sister!
Information

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jan 27, 2010
Javier needs to chill. Prosecutors are obligated to investigate police involved shootings, particularly when the shootings involve deaths. I am no lover of prosecutors seeking the limelight, but they acted appropriately here.
Kevin

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 27, 2010
It's unfortunate that whenever an officer shoots someone, the first thing the attorney's office does is play armchair quarterback and look for something to file charges on. These officers place their lives on the line each and every day to protect us. I'm just glad the perp was killed, mentally ill or not, so that my tax dollars don't have to pay for him.
Calm Down

West Roxbury, MA

#11 Jan 27, 2010
Before everyone gets too wound up....

In case you missed this part of the article:

"It is standard practice for prosecutors to review fatal shootings involving police."
lol

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jan 27, 2010
Being a police officer is a thankless job. Always second guessed, never given thanks unless its something over the top, and then when your in a fight for your life you have to be investigated, and then its released in the mainstream news.

Laywers are fucking scum and will destroy this country.
Kevin

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 27, 2010
Calm Down wrote:
Before everyone gets too wound up....
In case you missed this part of the article:
"It is standard practice for prosecutors to review fatal shootings involving police."
I know it's standard practice, and an investigation is warranted in each shooting, but it should no be by a prosecuting attorney's office. Prosecutors are vultures; looking for anything to prosecute for. It should be an independent review panel.
No Spin Zone

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jan 27, 2010
Another case of out of control, trigger-happy cops blowing away citizens trying to protect themselves from the interefence of police in our daily lives. We don't need the police, we can protect ourselves--we're safer without them.
Camel Tow

Calgary, Canada

#15 Jan 27, 2010
No Spin Zone wrote:
Another case of out of control, trigger-happy cops blowing away citizens trying to protect themselves from the interefence of police in our daily lives. We don't need the police, we can protect ourselves--we're safer without them.
here we go again..........
impeachobamanow

Kenly, NC

#16 Jan 27, 2010
Great COP, and hope she can shot another idiot if she has to. The public is behind her! Shot more crooks...less court costs and burden to the taxpayers!
Camel Tow

Calgary, Canada

#17 Jan 27, 2010
Javier wrote:
WHY WAS THIS EVEN A QUESTION??!!!!!!!
She should have been given the highest award right on the spot and there NEVER should have been such a review. This is bull crap that some "prosecutor" has graced her with thier infinite "wisdom" and decided that she was justified. She was justified beyond ANY doubt!!! So much so that this "decision" was NOT FRICKING NECESSARY!!
How dare they even have the nerve to write "no charges will be filed..." OF COURSE NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED!!! Police, or citizens, should never have to have the killing of an assailant justified by a prosecutor when the circumstances were SO damned obvious. The arrogance of these prosecutors to think that THEY have the right to decide the fate of this officer. It should never have been in question.
calm down julio......
MPLWD

Rosemount, MN

#18 Jan 27, 2010
My initial reaction was outrage that they were even looking into what happened as Officer Olson not being in the right to shoot and kill. Now that I've calmed down, I can see how it is standard procedure. I'm sure the guy killed, his family thinks he is innocent and was such a good guy and didn't deserved to be shot, that each of these instances there needs to be some sort of check and balance for the family to accept what happened.
TtB

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jan 27, 2010
The officer's name is Rick Crittenden, not Ron...

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St Paul

#20 Jan 27, 2010
No Spin Zone wrote:
Another case of out of control, trigger-happy cops blowing away citizens trying to protect themselves from the interefence of police in our daily lives. We don't need the police, we can protect ourselves--we're safer without them.
this is a poser, the real spinny is from wyoming mn according to his posts.

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