What are the odds this officer sees jail time?

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A newlywed killed by police after he stepped outside his home to confront suspected burglars was shot in a case of mistaken identity, police said.

Julian Alexander died after being shot twice in the chest by a police officer who was chasing four burglary suspects early Tuesday morning.

A tragic story of course.

But it gets “better”: “Alexander’s wife said she heard the gunshots and tried to go into the yard, but the officer told her to stay inside. From the window they saw Alexander handcuffed and bleeding in the front yard.” Is it normal to handcuff people who have been twice shot in the chest?

I bet that the police company will lose customers. They will have to try very hard to regain the good PR they might have had. Who knows, maybe their stock will go down in price. Oh wait…

Update:

“Relatives said police refused to let them see Alexander at UCI Medical Center. Twenty-five family members met with Chief Welter throughout the day.” So the man died with strangers. (Source)

10:13 am on October 30, 2008
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