Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Officer Christopher Manney should have been allowed to retire with reduced pay.

A senior police officer of the Hamburg police ...
A senior police officer of the Hamburg police on assignment at Hamburg city hall, Germany. Français : Capitaine de la police de Hambourg en faction devant l'hôtel de ville de Hambourg, en Allemagne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Officer Manney may have violated a police department rule however I am willing to bet he didn't do anything that anyone else would have done in defense of their life when attacked.  Police officers are human beings that can make horrible mistakes that result in the death of innocent people.  I strongly suspect that is what happened in this case from what I have seen on the news although I could be wrong.  Officer Manney does not seem to have shot because of malicious intent but yet an innocent person died.

Law enforcement is a job where it is very easy to make a mistake.  Police are dealing with people in a variety of mental states and yet they are expected to be better than human. You know what, sometimes everything in the rule book doesn't always work in the real world every time because police make bad mistakes just like anyone else. Officer Manney and his family don't deserve to lose his income for the remainder of his working life.  He should be allowed to retire with a prorated pension or be given desk work with reduced pay for the remainder of his career.  Every officer in the Milwaukee police department deserves to be fired like officer Manney because anyone of them would probably have done the same thing but I suppose that would not be very practical.  Its more efficient just to give into a threatening mob and sacrifice one man so the whole city stays calm and violence is avoided.

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