Monday, May 24, 2010

Off duty cop acted appropriately

An off duty Buffalo police officer acted and captured four robbery suspects over the weekend. Apparently, his gun discharged during the chase. Now, he is the subject of an internal investigation:

Police Department probing firing of gun by officer

An off-duty Buffalo police officer fired a shot Saturday morning as he chased a burglary suspect, prompting an investigation by the Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division.
Three other suspects ran through several yards and Shoshone Park— during Little League baseball games— before police apprehended them on Huntington Avenue between Wesley and Beard avenues.
The off-duty officer, whose name was withheld, investigated suspicious activity at a home on the 100 block of West Northrup Place at about 10:40 a. m. As he began to check the house, at least four youths exited and ran away.
The three arrested youths, whose identities were withheld, were charged with second-degree burglary, petit larceny and criminal mischief.

The public needs to wait until all of the facts come out before making judgements in this case. I, for one, am glad he acted and arrested these criminals. How would you like to be the one whose home was broken into?Now, we're going to make the robbers the victims? I don't think so. He shouldn't get in trouble but should be given an award. He didn't have to do anything, yet he acted. I hope the police brass rule on his side. Anything to combat the scumbags that are currently trying to take over the streets.

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