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Darth Biscuit

Police officer killed responding to fleeing suspects.

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I could be wrong here but I think that the prevailing thought on this kind of thing is that the suspects are culpable for anything that happens as a direct result of the commission of the crime. So while the officer in question may well have been traveling at what seems to most normal people an excessive speed, if he was within the regulations of his department the fault lies with the suspects.

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Agree that this, at most, should be Manslaughter. I base this on my numerous viewings of Law and Order. :)

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I could be wrong here but I think that the prevailing thought on this kind of thing is that the suspects are culpable for anything that happens as a direct result of the commission of the crime. So while the officer in question may well have been traveling at what seems to most normal people an excessive speed, if he was within the regulations of his department the fault lies with the suspects.

I think that law applies in NC. NC is also pretty pussified and for the most part will back down from the original charge, so I doubt they end up being convicted for 2nd anyway.

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Anyone have a link to this article? What exactly were the suspects wanted of?

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Another conversation is the StarNews and WECT sueing the Wilmington PD to get the incar camera footage of the wreck.

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Another conversation is the StarNews and WECT sueing the Wilmington PD to get the incar camera footage of the wreck.

Yeah, the initial newspaper article I read mentioned this... and at first the police chief would not release the crash details like the officers speed, etc. I doubt that the police will release that in car footage, the paper and TV will end up taking them to court.

Again, I hate it for the officer and his family, but that footage and all other details are public record and should be released. Obviously if there is anything on there that shows him or his injuries, that should be kept private.

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Wow, I'm surprised that they released it. Good.

He was hauling ass down Shipyard, and he cut it hard to avoid that box, no wonder he lost it.

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if the cop had hit a kid would he have been charged?

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