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San Diego Officer Cleared in Off-Duty Shooting

June 23, 2009  | 

A San Diego police officer who was acquitted by a jury in case of an off-duty road-rage shooting will return to work Monday, according to Police Chief William Lansdowne, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Police Officer Frank White has been on voluntary unpaid leave from the department since November. The officer will be working in the Operations Support Division until the conclusion of the department's internal investigation, which is expected to take about three weeks, Lansdowne said. White will have limited interaction with the public in that role.

After a three-week trial, a Vista Superior Court jury on Monday found White not guilty of criminal charges resulting from the shooting and wounding of a mother and her young son during a road-rage incident.

During the trial, White's family set up a website "to drum up nationwide support" for the officer and argued he was the victim in the incident.

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Tags: Officer-Involved Shootings, San Diego PD, Internal Investigations


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jogibbs @ 6/26/2009 11:53 AM

Yeah, now he's found not guilty, so, when does he get his unpaid leave paid back with interest. You cowardly jckasss down in San Diego, you bet on what you thought was the sure money. First, you were hoping that your officer would be found guilty in criminal court. Secondly, then you would get way out in front of the civil trial by firing him based on the guilty verdict. Thirdly, convene a perfunctory internal affairs slam dunk and say he acted outside his training and then deny him the protection of the City Prosecutor's Office. Lastly, watch him be sued and financially ruined and when he's twisting in the wind the Chief and the city council would be patting each other on the back about there brilliant move to save the city for liability.

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