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Jury deliberates deadly Ball St. police shooting

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Mike M

United States

#1 Feb 4, 2008
The headline says the jury has ruled in favor of the ex-cop - where is that story?
"
Jury rules in favor
of ex-Ball St. cop
star 6:39 pm
Former campus officer did not use excessive in shooting drunken student, fed panel finds"
Mike M

United States

#2 Feb 4, 2008
link fixed now, thanks.
Jon

Chesterton, IN

#3 Feb 4, 2008
It's official now. I used to always joke there was martial law in Muncie, but now there is proof that a jury of Muncie peers will nullify a trigger-happy/incompetent police officer's negligence. For shame.
well

United States

#6 Feb 4, 2008
Jon wrote:
It's official now. I used to always joke there was martial law in Muncie, but now there is proof that a jury of Muncie peers will nullify a trigger-happy/incompetent police officer's negligence. For shame.
i agree 100%
a police officer

United States

#7 Feb 4, 2008
well i guess i ll shoot every drunk person i come across now...Since it seems to be legal
JJ M

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Feb 4, 2008
Can You Believe This?
A 6'2, 250 lb., Football player rookie......Shoots Four times at a 5'6"
extremely intoxicated unarmed Marketing student....because he said the young man "ran at" him, and he was "afraid for his life". I guess it was the rookie's word against the student. Since he's found innocent, he can go back now & work for Ball State.
nothing new

United States

#11 Feb 4, 2008
be warned, police can do whatever they want - did it really require 4 shots to stop an unarmed drunken man?

cops got the guns, just hope they never shot a you - you will be dead and they wil get a free ride
Westsider

Marion, IN

#12 Feb 4, 2008
Wow, hiring a nationally renouned far-left wacko for an attorney. A recipe for disaster.
chuck

Danville, KY

#13 Feb 4, 2008
Jon----The trial was in Indianapolis.
Uncle Ben

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Feb 4, 2008
Poor Geoffrey Fieger. He chased an ambulance all the way to Muncie and came up empty handed. Go back to Detroit, loser.
Duh

Bloomington, IN

#16 Feb 4, 2008
The trial was in Indianapolis, not
Muncie. It was not a 'Muncie' jury.

Since: Oct 07

United States

#17 Feb 4, 2008
Well, I have been there. When I was a cop and in what sounds like exactly the same situation, I didn't pull the trigger. But, if I was at someone's back door like that in the middle of the night and then charged a cop, I'd have expected to have been shot. These people should be ashamed of themselves for bringing this ridiculous lawsuit. And so should their lawyers.
ryan

Louisville, KY

#18 Feb 4, 2008
Greg wrote:
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For shame on you. Were you there? Has your life ever been threatened? Don't even claim to know what happened unless you were there. You have no clue.
Life threatened? This was a wasted college kid, not an armed felon. The guy didn't even know where he was...how threatening is that? Letting everyone off the hook is outrageous.
Uncle Ben

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Feb 4, 2008
ryan wrote:
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Life threatened? This was a wasted college kid, not an armed felon. The guy didn't even know where he was...how threatening is that? Letting everyone off the hook is outrageous.
That's right, the officer did not see the florescent words on McKinney's tee shirt that said, "Wasted Coolege Student"
Julia

AOL

#20 Feb 4, 2008
I feel very sad for the student's family. We certainly don't send our kids off to college to get killed, but unfortunately he was very intoxicated and it resulted in this horrible situation. How was the cop supposed to know this was one of "good kids", he was just drunk? Not cracked out on Meth? I don't think he has that much time to think through all that when someone is acting out of their mind and comes at you. The cop deserves to live too, why does he have to take the chance that this was just an innocent kid? What if he guessed wrong??
mcm

Savoy, IL

#22 Feb 4, 2008
It was dark, the officer was charged at by the suspect.... btw you might want to talk to the family of a NOPD officer who was buried this weekend after she was charged at and attacked by a suspect who knocked her to the ground, took her gun and shot her 15 times... then beat her with a baton.......

Since: Jun 07

Indianapolis, IN

#23 Feb 4, 2008
Judas Priest! Yes its sad that their son is dead....but he got BLIND STINKING DRUNK and then decided to try breaking into homes and then charged at a Cop. A cop who is doing his job and putting his life on the line......EVERY day.

THis case never should have gone to trial

Since: Feb 08

Indianapolis, IN

#24 Feb 4, 2008
Greg wrote:
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For shame on you. Were you there? Has your life ever been threatened? Don't even claim to know what happened unless you were there. You have no clue.
Neither were you Greg...!The facts as you have them..are "here say" We only have the word of the rookie! I think what killed this trial is the fact that it was a Lawsuit for Damages, by the family.
What's really sad is that the "Grand Jury" in Muncie let DuPlain off without taking him to trial. Sorry but, Police officers should answer to the manslaughter laws too. Now the law has spoken and DuPlain can go back to work at Ball State! Maybe you should get your Degree elsewhere!
JJ
mykidzmom

Greenfield, IN

#25 Feb 4, 2008
A note to parents. Your kids do wrong, they will pay. thank you jury!
lastrep

Columbus, IN

#26 Feb 4, 2008
ryan wrote:
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Life threatened? This was a wasted college kid, not an armed felon. The guy didn't even know where he was...how threatening is that? Letting everyone off the hook is outrageous.
The next time a drunk is knocking on your door trying to get in, don't call the police. The drunk doesn't know where he is so he couldn't be a threat to you, could he? Will you know if he has a weapon? Will you know what he will do if he gets passed the door?

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