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2.20.2008

Sheesh


A Dallas cop is under investigation for improperly using deadly force. Here's the story from today's DMN.

On the night of Sept. 22, Cpl. Dominguez was working with other vice officers investigating complaints of prostitution around Ferguson Road and Woodmeadow Parkway in Far East Dallas. About 9:15 p.m., several men flagged down the undercover officer at a Texaco gas station. One asked, "What you lookin' for?" according to a police report. Cpl. Dominguez said he was looking for a girl to date. The man replied that he knew some girls. He led Cpl. Dominguez to the 11400 block of Woodmeadow Parkway where the man tried to call a girl with Cpl. Dominguez's phone, police said.

The man then told Cpl. Dominguez that "they needed to go to a different location down the street," a police report said.

Cpl. Dominguez drove the man into a dark, deserted back parking lot of an apartment complex in the same area. The man exited Cpl. Dominguez's truck and walked in front of it as he talked on Cpl. Dominguez's cellphone.

Another man "suddenly opened the passenger door, reached across the seat, turned off the ignition and removed the keys," a police report said.

The rest is here.

It's just so stupid for cops to be put in that position to fight prostitution (which, even under our Draconian Penal Code, is only a Class B misdemeanor - right above a traffic ticket.)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have no question that the officer was threatened. He was outnumbered 4 to 1 by people who were not there to invite him to a church social. One of them reached into his car and took his keys. He resorted to his weapon to equalize the situation and probably ordered everyone to the ground. When one made a suspicioous move, he was shot. Was the cop supposed to wait until the crook shot him? That's not what is expected of our officers because we want them to live through confrontations with criminals. That's why they carry firearms. One less gang-banger, no costly trial, justice is done, successful end of story.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of cops...What is all the hush hush about a police officer(Decatur, Bridgeport, Runaway Bay??) and canine being shot within the last several days? Nothing has been on the "Update". Pretty unusual to withhold serious information,eh

Anonymous said...

sorry guys, the dumps closed today =(

Anonymous said...

Not to mention the cop had his glasses knocked off his face, so his vision was impaired as to what was happening. And whose fault was it that the officer's vision was reduced? The bad guys. End of story. You often reap what you sow, and one did.

Think Frustrated said...

Look, it's that Japanese ice skater at night...

Anonymous said...

He was a good kid???? They sure do have a different definition of a good kid in some circles.

Silicone Alley said...

The link isn't working for me.

Denney Crane said...

There were no animal rights violations...no human rights violations...no tazers or torture...no innocent bystanders injured... The officer is the victim, not his attacker!

I wonder what condition the officer would be in if he didn't use his weapon.

I also wonder if there would be this much controversy if it would have been a white man who was killed.

The officer does need his rank reduced, though... one out of four is unacceptable!

Anonymous said...

Another good reason for kids to stay home and do their homework.

Anonymous said...

Barry is right. It's time for the law to just give up on trying to enforce some of these laws concerning victim-less crimes.

Drug use, gambling and prostitution should be regulated but not completely prohibited.

This situation would not have happened if law enforcement officers didn't have to waste time and resources by attempting to punish "sinners."

This is the type of things the Klan or the Inquisitions would go after.

Anonymous said...

2:40 - In order to regulate something, it has to be legalized ... then there have to be laws against breaking the regulations. It is not simply the option of law enforcement to go after whores and drug dealers ... WE are the ones who ask for things to be cleaned up and they represent US. I have lived where an entire neighborhood was ruined by a creeping invasion of street prostitutes, along with their pimps and their bangers who brought in drugs. Then a house was built to make crack...then, lots of muggings, drive-by shootings, then the murderx of two whores. At first it was unsafe to be on the streets after dark and that soon changed to daylight too. Young kids were not safe in the parks and couldn't walk to school. We demanded that the police clean it up and they did. There is no way to "regulate" that kind of nightmare.

Anonymous said...

"Give up?" I don't think so! When we give up, the creeping vermin take over a block, then a neighborhood, its profits coerce our town officials and police, and we lose everything! "Victimless crime?" That's a simplistic myth!