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Bratton Advises New Yorkers on How to Not Get Shot by Police

April 29, 2016  | 

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has some simple advice for New Yorkers – if you don’t want to get shot by cops, don’t point a gun at them.

“The best way to not get shot by a New York City police officer is not carry a gun and not raise that gun toward them,” Bratton said at a news conference Monday.

His comments came in reaction to a question about George Tillman, 32, who was killed on April 17 when an NYPD sergeant and three cops fired 13 shots at him, hitting him 11 times in Queens around 1:30 a.m. Police sources said he had a gun in his waistband and pulled it out as officers chased him near the corner of 135th St. and 116th Ave. in South Ozone Park, the New York Post reports.

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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/29/2016 9:29 PM

Good advice. Thug Tillman should have followed it. Its just common sense.

OK then @ 4/30/2016 6:26 AM

That's New York for you. Some people need to be reminded how to do basic instinctual things, like breathing.

Chicago Cop @ 4/30/2016 7:19 AM

Like this is news.
We used to play this Chris Rock video in our prisoner processing room...

kevcopAz @ 4/30/2016 7:49 AM

Thanks for reminding us all of that Chris Rock video, what a classic, funny but very true. The Commissioners advice is obviously basic but statements like these from people in authority need to be made. Enough already with the "tragic loss of life" and "mistakes may have been made which will be fully investigated" and we need better tools and training for our officers". All these statements may be accurate in certain circumstances, but mostly not. 99 % of these OISD are basically stop doing criminal acts, stop being armed and do as you are lawfully ordered to do by police (surrender) and don't point any weapon or threaten any LEO (duh!). There should be a standerd police statement issued in all OIS: "the offenders choice to fail to comply with lawful orders issued by police thus endangering the life of the officer/or others, resulted in the offender being shot ending the incident caused solely by the offender's own criminal actions and lack of following lawful orders".
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DD16 @ 4/30/2016 9:24 AM

Ok three things to avoid contact or even getting shot by police. 1) Don't do anything illegal, 2) if in contact, do what you are told, 3) STOP RESISTING. Very simple I think. By the way, where the heck is Percy?????. One thing to say to him "RIDE ALONG".

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/30/2016 11:46 PM

Percy, the rambling story you've just told us was the TRUCKERS side of the story. He claims that he asked to read the ticket and a Trooper grabbed his arm and tried to break it, while the other Trooper began beating him. If they were discussing North Korea I could believe it. I understand they couldn't find any traces of drugs in his body, which doesn't neccesarily mean much. Although the state isn't saying much, I can infer that the trucker did something more than make a simple request. For that you will not be beaten by the police. There's a whole lot more to this story and when it comes out, you'll be eating your words(and choking on them).

Chief800 @ 5/2/2016 6:58 AM

"Quite" , don't need you correcting my grammar.

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