"A gun the officers said Oregon had pointed at them never was fired. Additionally, no drugs were found in the apartment and a subsequent investigation determined the officers had no warrant and their informant was not registered with police as required by the department."
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 10-20-98
"First and foremost, officers in plainclothes cannot assume that in a high-crime area, an innocent citizen will believe that four armed men who approach him aggressively are police officers. To an innocent civilian not looking for trouble, these four men could look like four thugs looking for trouble. Why not take out your wallet and just give it to them? Is it hard to imagine that an innocent citizen would react to four armed men with an abject fear that could easily be mistaken for noncompliance with police commands?"
The Seattle P-I, 3-1-2000
The Electronic Telegraph, 4-10-96
''He threatened to kill himself; he threatened to kill officers,'' Morgan said. ''He said he wanted them to kill himself; he said that he wanted to die.'' *** Officers repeatedly told De La Rosa to drop the knife, but he refused and said he wanted them to shoot him. After 11 minutes, Taylor tried to end the standoff by kicking the weapon from the teen-ager's hand, Morgan said."
''It did momentarily stun the suspect, but he almost immediately recovered and advanced at the officer,'' Morgan said. Officers said the teen raised the knife and lunged at Taylor, who fired three shots from his .40-caliber, semiautomatic handgun into the boy's torso."
Lubbock Avalanch-Journal, 4-1-99, (Courtesy of JT, one of our vigilant allies from Texas)
"...a law-enforcement source noted that witnesses who reported seeing cops beat Donaldo Delano Maloney could have mistaken their actions."
"According to the official, Maloney had popped small glassine bags - apparently of cocaine, police say - into his mouth. The cops wrestled with him, trying to keep him from swallowing the evidence. Fire-rescue personnel later suctioned the bags from deep inside the throat of a choking Maloney, sources said."
New York Post, 7-27-99, (Props to MB, one of our brothers from New York City)