Discussion: NY Sergeant Stripped Of Badge After Fatally Shooting Mentally Ill Woman In Her Home

So let’s stipulate that there actually are situations where LEOs have to use deadly force to protect themselves and others. But, dammit, if you know going in that it is a person with mental illness that your department has dealt with many times before, in a small apartment with only one entrance/exit, how the hell do you end up shooting and killing them?

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Mayor Bill de Blasio calls this a fail.

New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill told reporters that his department “failed”.

The head of the police union representing sergeants, Ed Mullins, said the shooting was self-defense.

Where have I seen all this before?