Thursday, January 19, 2017

"Talking Racine - Asking For Open Records"


Anonymous said...

see the body camera footage from the swat team, then YOU can decide

racinecountycorruption said...

Patterns of practice or aberrations? When viewed statistically in RPD, these types of incidents are statistically aberrations rather than a set practice. What concerns me is the failure to systematically embrace less than lethal tactics when simple methods and cheap tools are readily available. One would think that the very egregious act committed on November 1, 2014 (killing of Kurt Hanson's dog) by the Racine Police Department would have led to standard operating procedures changes to prevent such dog shootings. Another reader brought up another good point in the possibility that an enforcer exist within RPD, in wondering if the officer who shot Sugar is one in the same as the officer who shot Angel. All it takes is one person, incident or event to undermine all the good that law enforcement should represent..... And this dog shooting appears inexcusable as RPD had plenty of time to coordinate the no knock warrant and further had two years to get it right (use of less than lethal tactics when dealing with dogs) after shooting Kurt Hanson's dog. So the real question is did the officer shoot out of fear because of poor training or to punish the owner ? Either way it doesn't look good from our current viewpoint.