View Full Version : homeowners jailed, cops justified

02-26-2003, 01:34 AM

In justifying the shooting, Vernon greatly expanded upon what is considered to be justifiable grounds for police to shoot at a suspect. “The issue here is not whether [the officer] saw a weapon,” said Vernon. “But whether there was a potential for there to be a weapon in his pocket. It’s irrelevant that he saw or did not see Michael Ellerbe with a gun in his hand. I’m saying they can’t take that chance.”


btw, cops shot him in the back when he was running away

02-27-2003, 02:55 PM
Doesn't look like this is an isolated case. There's a history of bad cops in this area. Reminds me of CopLand.