Anyone else not surprised at all? Here’s the link to the LA Times story if you want the full scoop. And here’s a snip:
Los Angeles police officers shot and wounded an unarmed robbery suspect who was backing his car toward them early Tuesday, less than two months after the LAPD adopted strict rules designed to prevent firing at moving vehicles.
Investigators said they were still trying to determine why the three officers opened fire and whether they complied with the new policy. The rules, adopted Feb. 16 by the Los Angeles Police Commission, say officers cannot shoot at a moving vehicle unless they or bystanders are in imminent danger.
Now before the comments get full of “F U C0mmie FAG!! HE WuZ BAKING in2 teh C0ps!!1! Thiz bl0g is teh sux0rz!11!!!” let’s clear up the new rule – “imminent danger” would mean the cops getting out of the way on their own would not be an option – which doesn’t seem to be the case in these *very early, not very detailed* reports. OK, there you have it.