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BART Chief Backs Officers In Fatal Shooting

July 05, 2011  | 

The Bay Area Rapid Transit police Chief Kenton Rainey on Monday publicly defended how his officers responded Sunday by fatally shooting an intoxicated man who used a bottle as a weapon and had a knife.

Chief Rainey said Monday he's "comfortable" with how officers reacted Sunday when one shot and killed the man on the Civic Center station platform.

One of the officers carried a TASER stun gun, but didn't use it during the encounter.

Source: San Francisco Examiner

Tags: Transit Officers, Deadly Force, Intoxicated Subjects


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