Off-duty LAPD officer shoots at car

Off-duty LAPD officer shoots at car

There are 22 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Mar 24, 2009, titled Off-duty LAPD officer shoots at car. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Investigators sought today to determine whether an off-duty Los Angeles police officer was justified in opening fire on another motorist following a traffic accident on an eastern San Diego County street.

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rrr

Van Nuys, CA

#1 Mar 24, 2009
How hard was it to move out of the way, write the plate down, call the police, and file a claim with his insurance company?
Future Walmart Greeters

Long Beach, CA

#3 Mar 24, 2009
One more law enforcement career that will probably go down the drain because of something stupid. I remember reading about two off-duty police officers sitting on a hill next to a freeway, drunk out of their minds and firing their weapons into the air! They were invited to seek other employment. Idiots.
Native

El Segundo, CA

#4 Mar 24, 2009
rrr wrote:
How hard was it to move out of the way, write the plate down, call the police, and file a claim with his insurance company?
It's human nature to be more agressive when carrying a gun. If you have a gun, you know that you are empowered with the ability to kill anybody who gives you trouble. There were details omitted from this article. So the cop got rear ended and gave chase... Why didn't he get the license plate number from the vehicle he was chasing? He seemed more interested in forcing a confrontation which he did -- and eventually put lives at risk (both his and the hit-and-run offender).

I say arm EVERYONE. Then the people who have guns (including police) will think twice about agressive behavior.
George

Newbury Park, CA

#7 Mar 24, 2009
Wasted bullets. Take these mo'fo's out!
Sooz

Camarillo, CA

#9 Mar 24, 2009
Native is right in that there are important details missing from this report, and without them we can't make any rational conclusions. That being said, the driver of the Tempo committed the first error by not pulling over immediately, either right there or shortly after exiting the freeway offramp and dealing with the traffic collision.

Next, the description of where the Officer's car was compared to where the Tempo was at the time the Officer pulled over is unclear from this article. It said the Tempo stopped. Where? In the street or on the side of the road? Where was the Officer pulled over in relation to the location of the Tempo? Why did the Officer walk into the street? And how did the Tempo get into a position of being able to accelerate straight toward the Officer, unless the Officer for some odd reason pulled over in front of the Tempo.

Also, there is no indication of what the witness's version of events as he saw them, however I suppose it is reasonable to assume any information he provided was not give detrimental to the Officer's version since he was not detained.

Whatever. We'll probably never hear another thing about this incident. I'm still waiting to hear about the outcome of the shooting between an offduty cop and a motorist that happened on the Century Freeway several months ago.
5-0 haters

Tujunga, CA

#10 Mar 25, 2009
and once again comments from the d-bags that couldn't get hired. you don't know what was going on at the time so shut your sewer
Exactly

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Mar 25, 2009
5-0 haters wrote:
and once again comments from the d-bags that couldn't get hired. you don't know what was going on at the time so shut your sewer
None of us were there, yet we believe everything written in the paper. The DB has never been wrong with facts right??(Or any other paper for that matter.) Laughable how people don't realize that a story is always a manipulation of facts being presented by another person (the reporter) who was not there. Amazing. Sheep people, read and believe.
Was the officer injured at all, even slightly in the hit and run??? If so, then that would make it a felony.
As for the comment that carrying a gun makes you more aggressive, that was a statement obviously written by someone who is not a cop. Cops will be the first to tell you that after everything they see on a daily basis, they hope never to have to use their gun. Get a clue then post people!
Donna Drag

Redondo Beach, CA

#13 Mar 25, 2009
5-0 haters wrote:
and once again comments from the d-bags that couldn't get hired. you don't know what was going on at the time so shut your sewer
I do not know what happened during the shooting, but I know that cops don't drive 5.0s any more. If you love officers so much, why don't you figure out what they are driving. Until then, shut your sewer.
Slang Dictionary

United States

#15 Mar 25, 2009
Donna Drag wrote:
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I do not know what happened during the shooting, but I know that cops don't drive 5.0s any more. If you love officers so much, why don't you figure out what they are driving. Until then, shut your sewer.
5-0 is a slang term for Police derived from the 1970's police TV show "Hawaii 5-0." It is no more a reference to what the police drive than the terms "Smokey", "Fuzz", "One-Time", "The Man", "Johnny Law", "Pigs", "Flatfoot", or "Copper."

Perhaps you should check your own facts before you pop off about someone's "sewer."
WoW

San Bernardino, CA

#16 Mar 25, 2009
Exactly wrote:
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None of us were there, yet we believe everything written in the paper. The DB has never been wrong with facts right??(Or any other paper for that matter.) Laughable how people don't realize that a story is always a manipulation of facts being presented by another person (the reporter) who was not there. Amazing. Sheep people, read and believe.
Was the officer injured at all, even slightly in the hit and run??? If so, then that would make it a felony.
As for the comment that carrying a gun makes you more aggressive, that was a statement obviously written by someone who is not a cop. Cops will be the first to tell you that after everything they see on a daily basis, they hope never to have to use their gun. Get a clue then post people!
I agree with everything that you posted except for the "manipulation" aspect of a news report. The news as reported in a printed newspaper or on radio and TV is a BRIEF report of information related to an incident presented in a press release. That information is subject to the interpitation of the reporter and subsequently the reader who has vertually no (usually NONE) law enforcement experience.

Everyone wants a complete report of the facts when they are NOT entitled to one. They cite the fact that they are a "taxpayer" as the reason they are entitled, yet they fail to realize that there is information that can not be given out due to the on going investigation and subsequent criminal court case. THERE IS SOME INFORMATION THAT THE POLICE CAN NOT DISCLOSE TO THE PRESS AND THE PUBLIC. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ENTITLEMENT TO SUCH INFORMATION JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE CLAIMS TO BE A TAXPAYER.

Having said all that: Are there some reporters and some newspapers that manipulate the facts in a report? The obvious answer is YES. The Daily Breeze and the LA TIMES manipulates most of its reporting to be anti-police. The exception is Larry Altman who consistantly reports facts as they are given to him.
WoW

San Bernardino, CA

#17 Mar 25, 2009
Donna Drag wrote:
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I do not know what happened during the shooting, but I know that cops don't drive 5.0s any more. If you love officers so much, why don't you figure out what they are driving. Until then, shut your sewer.
I agree with Salng Dictionary who wrote: "5-0 is a slang term for Police derived from the 1970's police TV show "Hawaii 5-0." It is no more a reference to what the police drive than the terms "Smokey", "Fuzz", "One-Time", "The Man", "Johnny Law", "Pigs", "Flatfoot", or "Copper."

I might add that Hawaii 5-0 and the subsequent resulting slang 5-0 is way (about 10 years or more) older than the term 5.0 as referenced to the Ford Mustang with its 5.0ltr engine.
KME455

Santa Rosa, CA

#18 Mar 25, 2009
He needs to take more target practice so next time he hits on the first shot.
Gene_

Monterey Park, CA

#19 Mar 25, 2009
rrr wrote:
How hard was it to move out of the way, write the plate down, call the police, and file a claim with his insurance company?
yes...remember "OFF Duty"..what gives him the right to open fire on a vehicle.
Mark Torrance South

North Hollywood, CA

#20 Mar 25, 2009
Black John wrote:
Another bad Mexican cop, Corruption! We really need to watch these Mexican's cops.
You sound like a real idiot.
Andrew Simon

Fort Worth, TX

#21 Mar 25, 2009
KME455 wrote:
He needs to take more target practice so next time he hits on the first shot.
That and a vision check. This 8-year veteran got rear-ended, chased the guy, and when the other car stopped, he got out to confront, the whole time not getting the license plate? When did we give up on "observation"? Thank goodness a wit happened by to get a partial plate.
Fire Larry Altman

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Mar 25, 2009
Wreckless. If someone took a round in the head and was a paraplegic the county would have been on the hook for millions.

Please terminate this loser.
Black John

Pasadena, CA

#24 Mar 25, 2009
Mark Torrance South wrote:
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You sound like a real idiot.
Thanks WB, Suck a bean
California Penal Code 830

United States

#25 Mar 26, 2009
I love cop haters... Makes it so much more pleasurable when placing them in a cell... I guess if it bugged us we would have became a firefighter...
sma3

United States

#26 Mar 26, 2009
Black John wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks WB, Suck a bean
It's easy to make bigot comments when your face can't be seen....
Black John your a coward and worthless...
trc

Torrance, CA

#27 Mar 26, 2009
Gene_ wrote:
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yes...remember "OFF Duty"..what gives him the right to open fire on a vehicle.
The right to protect himself and others from great bodily injury

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