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Old 05-20-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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What is the story with this guy shooting a pistol all about in what looked like a very nice Helotes subdivision on a local newsreel yesterday. Neighbors aren't very happy with him. Apparently in a state of drunkenness, he fired in the direction of neighborhood homes even, several neighbors judged.
What in the world was going on out there- I wonder ?
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:41 AM
 
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Helotes, Leon Valley police conduct internal investigations - San Antonio Express-News

Looks like the police officer involved was from Leon Valley, not Helotes.

Kinda early to tell exactly what happened but the guy was not even taken to jail. Seems like a case of special treatment because if an non-police officer did the same, Helotes most likely would have his butt in jail.
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Key word there is "apparently". The initial reports apparently didn't indicate that a firearm was discharged. Subsequent word brought that out, and the Chief of his municipality initiated an investigation. The officer in question is currently suspended pending the outcome. He was NOT a Helotes PD officer, and from what I've gathered it was yet a 3rd (off-duty) officer (that had witnessed part of the events) from yet another department that first raised issue that a firearm may have been discharged.
Suffice it to say that the Chief of the other department is beyond ticked at the officer, and if the allegations prove out to be true/accurate, the officer involved is likely looking at a trashed career, and (quite possibly) criminal charges. It's likely going to be several more weeks before anything is known w/regards to possible charges - it seems like forever, but he DOES deserve the benefit of a thorough and accurate investigation. Charges will likely hinge on whether there's enough evidence to prosecute. It would seem an "easy" thing - but in a legal environment where folks charged w/DUI can get charges dropped because of a technicality, nothing is as definitive as you'd like it to be!
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:30 PM
 
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Default An Innebriated officer in Helotes ?

I would say, probably so.
C'mon- we all know people lose ,under the influence of alcohol,clear judgement,inhibitions and impulse control and sometimes pay little mind to the possible consequences of our actions.
What officer, in a proper state of mind would proceed with such conduct as this? It was apparently, a shoot em' up scenario.
If true I feel for this guy, but get him off the force.
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Key word there is "apparently". The initial reports apparently didn't indicate that a firearm was discharged. Subsequent word brought that out, and the Chief of his municipality initiated an investigation. The officer in question is currently suspended pending the outcome. He was NOT a Helotes PD officer, and from what I've gathered it was yet a 3rd (off-duty) officer (that had witnessed part of the events) from yet another department that first raised issue that a firearm may have been discharged.
Suffice it to say that the Chief of the other department is beyond ticked at the officer, and if the allegations prove out to be true/accurate, the officer involved is likely looking at a trashed career, and (quite possibly) criminal charges. It's likely going to be several more weeks before anything is known w/regards to possible charges - it seems like forever, but he DOES deserve the benefit of a thorough and accurate investigation. Charges will likely hinge on whether there's enough evidence to prosecute. It would seem an "easy" thing - but in a legal environment where folks charged w/DUI can get charges dropped because of a technicality, nothing is as definitive as you'd like it to be!
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Put this punk in jail!
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Put this punk in jail!
Mind if they give him Due Process first?
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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If true I feel for this guy, but get him off the force.
I completely agree. Most folks know I'm quite pro-cop, and I make no bones about it - but if they're wrong, they're wrong - and they deserve the same punishment as anyone else. In fact, I'll go a bit further with that - if anything, they deserve an even harsher punishment, because they are the ones in which we've placed our trust to keep US safe!
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Mind if they give him Due Process first?
NO!!! I mean, yes.

But it better be fair due process, not tainted with "buddy-buddy" cronyism.
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