Chief Fires Washington Officer Cleared In Murder Trial
July 01, 2011
Everett (Wash.) Police Chief Jim Scharf has fired an officer who was cleared of murder after a jury trial, citing the officer's "unacceptable misconduct."
Chief Scharf fired Troy Meade, who has not returned to duty following his exoneration in April of 2010 in the fatal shooting of Niles Meservey in 2009. Meade fatally shot Meservey in a parking lot of a restaurant as he was behind the wheel of a Corvette. Meade testified that he feared for his life as Meservey backed toward him and fired eight shots.
Chief Scharf said Meade didn't consider other force options and didn't face an imminent threat.
Source: Seattle Times
Everett Officer Exonerated In Murder Trial
Be the first to comment on this story
Other Recent News
A man convicted in the 1973 killing of a state trooper should be released on parole, a...
Albertans and law enforcement officers from across the province gathered in Edmonton...
Mental health experts say post-traumatic stress disorder is a very real concern in first...
A knife-wielding suspect was shot by an Asbury Park, N.J., police officer during a...
Police in Ottawa, Canada, are mourning the death of one of their own after an officer was...