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Darth Biscuit

Police officer killed responding to fleeing suspects.

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If a officer is responding to a domestic disturbance call, and goes 100MPH and dies en route, can the person who the call was made against be charged with second degree murder?

Even if it turns out he was innocent later?

If I recall correctly most jurisdictions in NC require approval from the dispatcher to exceed a standard limit over posted and that permission can be rescinded in mid pursuit.

So

If the officer was driving 110 miles per hour to a domestic disturbance with the prior approval required, and the suspect in the call was found to be acting in a dangerous manner that showed no regard for human life - then yeah they too could be indicted with 2nd degree murder. Convicted? who knows but indicted yes.

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no, but chances are the woman involved can be charged with first degree should've shut the fug up.

Haha

Really, this just seems wrong. I don't care if he was in his guidelines (if he was) it's not the criminals fault for those laws. In this case, whoever put the guidelines in place should also be charged.

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The city streets are not built for ANYONE to drive 100+ miles an hour on. They can't give you enough timing tests in the police academy to be able to do that.

FWIW, where I live you're likely to find cardboard boxes and debris and other poo littered on the streets.

I don't get how anybody says the criminals are directly responsible for his death, without undeniable proof that that box was planted by them or whatever.

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you cannot swerve around things at 100mph. Not on street tires, not in a road boat police cruiser.

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If I recall correctly most jurisdictions in NC require approval from the dispatcher to exceed a standard limit over posted and that permission can be rescinded in mid pursuit.

So

If the officer was driving 110 miles per hour to a domestic disturbance with the prior approval required, and the suspect in the call was found to be acting in a dangerous manner that showed no regard for human life - then yeah they too could be indicted with 2nd degree murder. Convicted? who knows but indicted yes.

Wouldn't the dispatcher who allowed him to go 100MPH plus without knowing there was a box in the middle of the road be just as culpable?

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you cannot swerve around things at 100mph. Not on street tires, not in a road boat police cruiser.

As the proud owner of a Crown Vic Sport model (the closest thing you can get on a car lot to the P71 police car), I fully disagree with that statement. Assuming the road is dry and the tires are not really worn too much.

How I know that is none of your concern. :P

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I'm not sure you can call yourself Joe Cool and drive such an old-man mobile.

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What if I installed nitrous?

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Then you would be driving while high.

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Then you would be driving while high.

would it be appropriate for police to run him down at speeds of over 100mph?

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