WHAT SAY YOU?

Cop fired for shooting and killing a man was fired.

Then he was re-hired so he could apply for a pension.

Before you rush to judgment it may be worth noting that we was acquitted of the murder.

The cop? White.

The victim? Also white (which is why there were no riots and Jesse Jackass stayed home.)

A US police officer who was fired after shooting dead an unarmed man was temporarily rehired so he could apply for a pension, local media report.

Philip Brailsford, 28, killed 26-year-old Daniel Shaver in the hallway of an Arizona hotel in early 2016.

He was fired and charged with murder – but was acquitted at trial in 2017.

Records show that he was briefly rehired last year so he could apply for a lifetime pension worth more than $2,500 (£2,000) a month.

The move meant he could be medically retired – rather than fired – which made him eligible for the pension.

“He was eligible for retirement benefits, so he applied for them,” local official Chris Brady told ABC News. He added that Mr Brailsford had submitted a claim of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in connection with the shooting.

The former officer signed an agreement with city officials that allowed him to apply for an accidental disability pension and medical retirement, the Mesa Police Department said.

Records, seen by the Arizona Republic newspaper, show that Mr Brailsford was reinstated for 42 days last August so he could make the application.

“[He] was not in any way fulfilling a capacity as a police officer” during this time, a police spokesman told the newspaper.

Mr Shaver was confronted by police responding to a report of a man pointing a gun out of a hotel room window in January 2016.

Bodycam footage of the incident, released after Mr Brailsford was acquitted, showed Mr Shaver on his knees asking officers not to shoot him.

But he was shot five times with a semi-automatic rifle as he crawled towards the officers while sobbing.

Lawyers argued that Mr Brailsford had responded appropriately, according to his training, when Mr Shaver reached towards his waistband – because he believed there was a concealed firearm there.

No weapon was found on the body, but Mr Bailsford said he believed Mr Shaver was reaching for one.

The police report said the victim had shown guests in his hotel room a rifle he used for work.

It later emerged that the rifle was an airsoft or pellet gun, rather than a genuine firearm.

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8 Responses to WHAT SAY YOU?

  1. redneckgeezer says:

    I remember this story. I believe it has been posted here by one of us. The cop executed this guy. The whole thing is bullshit.

  2. bogsidebunny says:

    5.3 billion parasites too many on the planet lifeboat and they’re worried about one more oxygen depleting pile of protoplasm? MEH!

  3. Dan says:

    I realized long ago that justice in America is dead…..but this incident and the fact that this MURDERER will not only walk but get a pension is elegant proof that not only is justice dead
    but they are raping the corpse on the kitchen table.

  4. antzinpantz says:

    Sorry guys but if he’s so guilty why was he acquitted by a jury? Isn’t that what justice is about?

    Just sayin’……

  5. BobF says:

    Here’s the video of him executing the guy. I remember a couple former LEO’s here saying how wrong the cop was.

  6. antzinpantz says:

    Not denying that but how fucked up must an entire jury be to acquit him?

  7. redneckgeezer says:

    Not sure which is worse, this guy murdering somebody because he’s all powerful with a badge, or all the shit the Clinton’s, Ovomit, and their ilk have done. Either way, Dan nailed it when he said justice is dead and the corpse was being raped. That sums up the entire system of jurisprudence in our country. It would be interesting to find out WHY the jury let this guy off.

  8. Toxic Deplorable B Woodman says:

    I’m with Redneck. WHY was this Douche Canoe found “Not Guilty”?
    From what I remember seeing in the video, the poor dead schlub was attempting to obey the cop’s contradictory commands, when he was shot by that adrenaline-high poor excuse for a cop.
    That would have been enough for me to declare the cop GUILTY on at least manslaughter.

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