Derrick Gaines killed by SSF Police Officer
Original post made by Michael G Stogner on Jun 8, 2012
My condolences to his family and friends, We San Mateo County must put a stop to this if at all possible. The article said the police did not say what kind of gun he allegedly pulled out of his waistband which caused the unnamed officer to "fear for his life" which is the standard answer in these shootings.I think it would be helpful for the transparency factor if they identified the gun and was it real, loaded, kind of ammo etc. It also said "A lengthy investigation will be conducted by the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office." I am asking District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe to ref. this investigation to the Attorney General of the State of California based on my personal knowledge of favorable treatment towards law enforcement in the past by his office.
We must pull together and find a way for our citizens and Police Officers to be safe. If a gun was involved and pulled from the waistband kids and adults need to understand that would be a good reason to shoot period.
Michael G. Stogner
on Jun 8, 2012 at 10:12 am
on Jun 8, 2012 at 10:26 am
San Jose Mercury
on Jun 8, 2012 at 10:56 am
let's not second guess. You weren't there. You can bet if I was and someone pulled a gun I wouldn't wait to find out if it was real, loaded or unloaded. You pull a gun on me and I'm armed, you're going to get shot. Period. It's a terrible thing, but if this person really did pull a gun on a police officer, he did a very stupid thing.