Five before Midnight

This site is dedicated to the continuous oversight of the Riverside(CA)Police Department, which was formerly overseen by the state attorney general. This blog will hopefully play that role being free of City Hall's micromanagement.
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Location: RiverCity, Inland Empire

Monday, November 14, 2005

Can you say, doh?!

It's also an election year all around in Riverside. Inside City Hall, and inside the RPOA. And elections have ways of making involved parties engage in rather interesting behavior, to win them.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading the Commission's report (on it's internet site), I am surprised that Officer Wilson didn't shoot Lane earlier. She was clearly involved in the struggle between Wilson and her accomplice, only she was using her car as a weapon. Wilson did not place himself in harm's way. Lane manuevered her vehicle on more than one instance to try to hit him. Wilson had to shoot her to avoid being run over. To call this excessive force on Wilson's behalf clearly destroy's this commission's credibilty.

Friday, December 23, 2005 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger Five Before Midnight said...

Dear A:

You raise interesting questions in your post, especially in your statement: Wilson had to shoot her to avoid being run over

Yet at the time he shot Lane, the car was stopped, and Mr. Grotness was on the ground exhausted. Wilson walked behind the car up to the driver's side of a stationary vehicle and fired four times. At the point in the situation where the situation was most de-esculated, was when the highest level of force that an officer can use, lethal, force was used.

Did the commission have any credibility with you to begin with? I'm just curious...

have a nice day,

Saturday, December 24, 2005 6:47:00 PM  

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