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Re: “Case Closed?

This is a case that´s always bothered me, the lack of follow-up or fallout internally and even from the media is embarrassing to us as a city. Even by the cop´s own story, this is still a case where an off-duty police officer chased a man through a public neighborhood, physically assaulted him, and then drunkenly shot him IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD. If this was anyone other than a police officer, they´d be in jail.
Olsen being allowed to avoid interview for shooting someone in the head for two days, the 911 tape mysteriously lost, but conveniently the dispatcher is suddenly available to testify during the trial (where was this guy during the criminal trial two years earlier against Pete?), the complete lack of effort by the prosecution (a key witness wasn´t even CALLED in as the prosecution felt it´d be too much trouble, through the witness says he would have gladly come in). The embarrassing sight of police officers cheering as Olsen was acquitted. This wasn´t just an off-duty cop, it was a systematic abuse of power that it has been and continues to be brushed aside by the mechanisms that are supposed to act as "checks" against this kind of behavior is indicative of what we as a city stand for.

Posted by BassAckwards on 03/14/2011 at 6:41 PM

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