Seattle Police Release Footage of Fatal Transit Station Shooting
The video of the June 30 incident shows (starting at about the 3:40 mark) Giron struggling with a Kings County sheriff's deputy and a fare enforcement officer. Read Full Story Here.
July 10, 2014
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JJ Golliday @ 7/10/2014 5:02 PM
Damned lucky outcome for the officers. The female officer just let the second suspect rush right by without any action on her part. WTF? Same could be said for the second male transit officer. I can understand maybe not initially going hands on, but Jeez, at least watch everybody's back.
David Phillips @ 7/10/2014 9:47 PM
The deputy did a great job with situational awareness . They went home at the end of the shift.
Capt. Crunch @ 7/11/2014 7:31 AM
This would be a good training video for the PD to show at briefings on what not to do. I have no problem with the officers in the booth attempting to arrest the resistor. But the other two officers were just watching and the female officer is lucky she didn't get shot.
Longarm @ 7/11/2014 8:33 AM
Interesting. I can't see much from the video, but I presume the subject is pulling a weapon at the point where the video slows down and focuses in on the subject's hands. A few things I notice from this video.
1. The two cover officers (female and big male) initially have good positioning, but not great situational awareness. They have two officers contacting the subject (contact/cover) so they should be watching for friends and associates, primarily and securing the perimeter. The female does notice that the second subject moves in, and does stop her, but for some reason returns her attention to the fight instead of controlling the second subject. She should be thinking at that point "Why is this person interjecting themselves?"
2. For all officers in the video: please for goodness sake get your, keep your hands above your waist and be ready! The officer in the dark uniform in the center appears to have his hands in his pockets at the outset. Not good tactics.
Longarm @ 7/11/2014 8:37 AM
3. The two cover officers should have immediately taken the second subject down and arrested her for obstruction/assault of a PO. That sure looked like a gun grab attempt to me. That subject should have been taken down and cuffed tout-suite.
4. A front head takedown on the primary subject would probably have been a good tactic to try, but then again it's unclear if they tried it and it didn't work.
I may come across as overly critical, but I don't say these things to disparage the officers, only to suggest ways to improve. At the end of the day, they did their job and came home safe, which is the most important thing. Hopefully this ended up being a learning experience for them.
Stay safe boys and girls.
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