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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:31 AM

 

Police shoot, kill man during welfare check

https://www.abqjournal.com/1438375/apd-involved-in-shooting-east-of-downtown.html

APD Deputy Chief Harold Medina said that around 1:15 p.m., officers were sent to the 900 block of Edith SE, near Broadway and Coal, because an employer was concerned about an employee and wanted to see if he was OK.

“They made contact with the individual,” Medina said in a media briefing at the scene. “At this time, an altercation occurred between the officers and the individual, at which time at least one APD officer did discharge their firearm.”

Medina said the shooting occurred inside the house and no other civilians were there at the time. He said he did not know whether the man was armed with a gun or any other weapon. He didn’t provide any other information about the altercation.

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Reply Police shoot, kill man during welfare check (Original post)
jberryhill Mar 2020 OP
Wounded Bear Mar 2020 #1
Hotler Mar 2020 #4
Newest Reality Mar 2020 #2
Merlot Mar 2020 #7
doc03 Mar 2020 #3
safeinOhio Mar 2020 #5
Aristus Mar 2020 #6
WhiskeyGrinder Mar 2020 #8
zackymilly Mar 2020 #9
jberryhill Mar 2020 #10
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #11

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:35 AM

1. I guess that answers that question...

"Unfortunately, it was necessary to kill the person in order to verify his welfare."

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:48 AM

4. Sir, he was alive but, we put a stop to that shit. nt

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:46 AM

2. Sad...

This happens too often, but it must feel really bad for the person who called for the welfare check.

There you are, concerned about the well-being of someone for some reason, and it kills them. Is this society insane or what? Trigger happy cops out to make sure you are neither served or protected.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:11 PM

7. A "well-meaning friend" once told me that when I didn't return their call

they were considering sending the cops on a wellness check. I told them in no uncertain terms that they should never under any circumstances do that, and ended the "friendship" shortly there after.

I realize that sometimes a wellness check is the right thing to do, but it can be misused by manipulative people who want to cause trouble. Also, the cops in my little town shot a woman with mental health problems in her house a few years ago.

Wellness checks performed by police are a waste of resources. We should have social services persons for those tasks...in a perfect world.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:48 AM

3. It doesn't matter if he was armed he will

be in the report.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:35 AM

5. Most cops laugh when folks bring up their rights.

But, at a drop of a hat they clam up, lawyer up and just claim it's under investigation.
Damn body cameras are on the blink.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 11:37 AM

6. "Why? Well, Mervis, I hadn't shot m'piece in a while, 'n' I wuz gittin' outta practice.

Guess m' aim is still purty good!..."

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:12 PM

8. "Welfare check."

FTP.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:12 PM

9. Guess they won't have to check on him again.

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Response to zackymilly (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 01:02 PM

10. Good point

 


If they left him in the condition they found him, then they might have to just go out and keep checking.

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Response to zackymilly (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 01:15 PM

11. They welfare check'd the living shit out of him, didn't they?

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