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Arlington Police To Review Single-Officer Response Policy

December 31, 2010  | 

The Arlington (Texas) Police Department is reviewing its policy of how officers are dispatched to domestic disturbance calls, following the fatal shooting of Officer Jillian Smith, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Smith, 24, was fatally shot, after responding to the Arbrook Park apartments to take the statement of Kimberly Deshay Carter, who called 911 to report an assault by her ex-boyfriend. With Carter's 11-year-old daughter in the room, registered sex offender Barnes Samuel Nettles returned to kill Carter and Officer Smith, and then turned the gun on himself.

The call was deemed lower priority because Nettles had left the scene, police said. Staffing levels were not a factor in the decision, a department spokeswoman said.

Read the full story at Star-Telegram.com.

Related:

First-Year Texas Cop Killed Investigating Domestic Assault


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acb777 @ 1/4/2011 6:52 AM

It could have just as easily have ended with TWO dead LEO's. That is what an ambush is ALL about and that is what this was.

adrian stroud @ 1/4/2011 7:47 AM

I cannot fathom in this day and age that a P.D. would not send AT LEAST TWO officers to a domestic dispute. Have we leaned nothing? Arlington is a busy P.D. with a large number of officers. it should have a SOP to send at least two. That officer should never have been alone, especially since she was a rookie.

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