He was NOT acting as a cop at that time. He would not have been in his uniform and as far as the theives knew, he wasn't a cop. He was employed by Walmart and probably was outside the rules and procedures per Walmart's policies.An off-duty sheriff's deputy was in the employment of Walmart that night as a member of the loss prevention team
Last edited by ethanwinfield; 12-10-2012 at 06:56 PM.
I am thinking there might be something missing from this story? Was the man still trying to get her from the car when she sped away? Were her young kids left in the car while she went in to go steal stuff? (not that makes it okay to shoot her but it does speak more to what kind of person she was)
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I remember a story about my 14 year old brother running from the police when they busted a party that he was attending. All of the high school kids scattered because there was underage drinking going on. He got caught and brought home in a police car. I'm sure glad they didn't shoot him and bring him home in a body bag.
To give another example, if hit you with my umbrella, and then you went and got a gun and shot me 2 minutes later, do you really think you could claim self defense or that you felt your life was in danger and you had to use deadly force against me? I seriously doubt you'd get away with it.
He was not in uniform nor in the scope of his employment as an officer. If he told me to stop at the exit, no, I'm going to keep walking. I'm not refusing to obey a lawful order given by a peace officer; I'm refusing to stop for a Walmart employee.
If an off-duty cop tried to pull my car over for a traffic violation or because the car was reported stolen or whatever, I am not going to pull over for him. Period. In fact, even if I'm being pulled over by a "cop" in a "police car" and it looks suspicious to me, I'm not pulling over. I'll be on my phone calling 911 to report it or verify it's legit.
She didn't assault a cop; the person she assaulted turned out to be a cop. There's a difference.
No, he is a cop...just off duty. Oh, and i found this.
The Rights and Responsibilities of an Off-Duty Police Officer | eHow.com
Officers in most jurisdictions, even when off-duty, are expected to be armed and to exercise their authority when necessaryAn off-duty officer should only use powers of arrest when there is an immediate need to prevent a crime or apprehend a suspect -- and the officer has in his possession appropriate police identification. The officer must not be personally involved in the incident. The officer shall not use their police powers to resolve personal grievances, except under circumstances that would justify the use of self-defense, actions to prevent injury to another person, or when a serious offense has been committed that would justify an arrest.