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by Rob72
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: CO: Police blow up innocent man’s home to capture shop lifting suspect
Replies: 26
Views: 2064

Re: CO: Police blow up innocent man’s home to capture shop lifting suspect

Texas_Blaze wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:52 am
Who’s gonna pay?

1. Individually involved officers? That’s not acceptable. Require each officer to carry a form of duty insurance, like doctors malpractice? Except officers don’t earn $$$$.
2. Police department? Well actually that’s you & me via the taxes. From police dept budgets? Now we are hampering our own public safety.
3. Homeowners insurance?

Consider it a form of vandalism and file your claim. Getting your deductible covered is no small matter with the cost of homes nowadays.
Well, yes, actually it is. Sorry, there is no credible reason for this type of assault to apprehend a single armed fugitive. You know where he is. Lock him down, deprive him of sleep, turn off the water, & starve him out. Takes a few days, but not hard, and cheaper in the long run. Oh, unless you have carte blanche, and can put on a show for "public safety", while not actually doing anything to enhance said public's safety.
by Rob72
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: CO: Police blow up innocent man’s home to capture shop lifting suspect
Replies: 26
Views: 2064

Re: CO: Police blow up innocent man’s home to capture shop lifting suspect

imkopaka wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:00 pm
I'm sorry, while the actions of police were over the top, police have NEVER been required to compensate people for damage incurred while doing their job unless the damage was done through gross negligence. This is exactly the kind of thing insurance is supposed to cover, and the city offered them enough money to cover their deductible, so realistically compensation has been made. The family was not ruled against because the judge favored the city, they were ruled against because they tried to claim their constitutional rights were violated under the Fifth Amendment, which the judge ruled does not apply to the circumstances. I understand the family feeling cheated and like the ruling is unfair, but ruling in their favor would have set a precedent that would eventually neuter police through municipalities being unable to compensate for every nickel and dime claim against their cops.
True, LE, in most locations, is not required to redress, remediate, or reimburse for damage caused by their actions. False, insurance is not supposed to cover such action. I would suggest that citation of the 5th, stating that this family was materially held liable for prosecution of the fleeing felon, and that loss property/loss of use of property was a direct result of negligence/malfeasance based on the level of aggression used in serving the warrant, might have gone further.

IANAL, but the incentive to use your GI Joes is high, as (unless things have changed) you lose your Fed dollars if they don't play every so often.
by Rob72
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: CO: Police blow up innocent man’s home to capture shop lifting suspect
Replies: 26
Views: 2064

Re: CO: Police blow up innocent man’s home to capture shop lifting suspect

I've worked first response, and I generally support LE. However, you cannot operate in this manner and be surprised when you send SRT into a neighborhood one day, and none of them come out.

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