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Phoenix Activist Shoots Unarmed Man in Force-on-Force Training Scenario

Scenario one is a call of a man casing cars in a parking lot. Maupin approached the man and started asking questions. The suspect in the drill shot Maupin, who was asking him what kind of car he drove. More Here.

January 08, 2015

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Andy @ 1/8/2015 4:13 PM

This video needs to be distributed as widely as possible and seen by everyone.

Dave Ob @ 1/8/2015 4:17 PM

An excellent and very timely news-broadcast.
If (and here's the big IF), other so-called protesters were to go through this same training, do you think they'd be honest enough to say what this guy did?
Cynical old cop that I am, I doubt it.
Even more cynically, I wonder what Sharpton or Jackson will say when they see this broadcast?
Don't hold your breath folks

Nick Zingo @ 1/8/2015 4:27 PM

This exercise shows what all of us know - that it is a LOT different when you are the one in the "hot seat" and have to make a split second decision that could mean going home or going to the morgue. It is always easy to stand on the side lines and criticize others when you have NEVER walked in their shoes. Hopefully this activist will take this into consideration before he picks up his bull horn again and blasts the police.

Ron Martinelli @ 1/8/2015 5:06 PM

Well, well, well. Imagine that. Officers have to make split second decisions in situations that are often rapidly evolving, tense and uncertain. Amazing when the light finally comes on. Maybe he'll be AWOL at that next anti-police protest march. Unfortunately, the poor officers who have to live with their decisions don't get the luxury of a "do-over." Maybe Mr. Maupin will consider that next time before he opens his uninformed big mouth again.

LT @ 1/8/2015 5:08 PM

Mr. Maupin,
Thank you for going through this training excerise. I applaud you for this. However, we will wait and see how you respond to the public about what you have leared and how you will interject what you have learned through this excerise. We also await the reaction of your commrads. Another point...As Law Enforcement officers we don't have the opportunity to "play" cop for a day.We deal with the criminal element every day and we pray before we leave our loved one's that we will be blessed to return home to them in the same manner as when we left. All in one piece. Thank you again for your efforts.

Stephen @ 1/8/2015 9:18 PM

This needs to be aired nationwide by all media sources. The public gets to monday morning quarterback an officer's split second decision. It's amazing how when the shoe is on the other foot the understanding of an officer's decision and its effects become a new reality to them.

Deputy JJG @ 1/9/2015 4:36 AM

Well, Now he finally gets it. About time.

Insector Gadget @ 1/9/2015 8:32 AM

Kudos to Sheriff Joe & the Training Staff at MCSO! They were able to give this critic a real world experience, so he could "walk in the other guy's shoes".. as the other posters have said, hope this gets widely distributed( maybe send to FOX News??) Be Safe!

Scott @ 1/10/2015 7:10 AM

Great piece, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson should go through similar exercise.

Daniel Robinson @ 1/15/2015 5:17 PM

The agitator hasn't learned much. He is agitating for the firing of an officer who wound up struggling with and arresting a violent female black university sinecured teacher. The perp was jaywalking, when the officer tried to write her a ticket she became hysterical, then violent, clawing at him, struggling, screaming, and kicking him in the shins. He finally had to arrest her. She claims she was arrested because of her skin color, not for her violence. She is suing everyone in sight. Fact is, while she may have gotten her job through skin color, she got arrested for lowlife behavior and resisting arrest. This "preacher" at issue thinks the cop shouldn't have arrested her.

Pastor Eldrew Baldwin @ 1/16/2015 5:48 AM

I got to see this video because it was sent to me by our Sheriff Ken Mascara when I looked at it, it open my eyes to what Offices go through. I am also the President of the Lincoln Park Council of Ministers of St. Lucie County and we will host a Youth Form on February 28, 2015 and we will make sure that this will be shown at our form. I believe this will help our young people understand an officer's decison and how things can go bad real fast.

Jim @ 1/17/2015 9:24 AM

It's so simple. If stopped by the police for any reason, say "Yes, Officer" and "No, Officer" and cooperate completely. So simple. If you think you've been umfairly treated, file a complaint. Can we teach this in civics classes in school?

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