Video Emerges of KC Cop Fatally Shooting Off-Duty Firefighter

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  1. Justin

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    [video=youtube;itPY54C_guM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itPY54C_guM[/video]

    Cliff Notes:
    • Off-duty Kansas City firefighter Anthony Bruno was celebrating marriage with wife and his cousin in the early morning hours.
    • Bruno got into a fight and physically assaulted a cab driver, who allegedly was raising cab fare.
    • Three men came to the cabbie's aid, and almost got into a physical confrontation with Bruno and his cousin.
    • Kansas City cop, who was working security at a hotel, noticed the confrontation and approached.
    • Bruno ran, was pursued by the cop.
    • Some believe cop used excessive force when he dropped a knee onto Bruno's head, as he was resisting arrest.
    • Bruno flipped cop over and began bashing cop's head into the ground, before the cop fired two shots, killing Bruno.
    • Bruno had a .21 alcohol level.
    • Officer was blacking out as he shot Bruno. Witnesses said officer was fading in and out of consciousness right after the assault.
    • Officer since cleared of any wrongdoing.

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  2. Snotty

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    We need cop control!!!!!
     
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    sounds justified to me if that's what happened :dontknow:
     
  4. Justin

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    Agreed. The officer may have used excessive force when he dropped his knee on the guy's head, but the guy had already assaulted someone, ran from the officer, and was resisting arrest.

    Know why I've never been shot by a cop? I don't flee, resist, then smash their heads into the ground.
     
  5. DuckDong

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    Normally I think cops are assholes... but this sounds very justified to me
     
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    Yup.
     
  7. harlock

    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    :jj: if those were the only reasons cops shot people, there would be much less hatred towards them.
     
  8. datchguy

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    Cops aren't trained to get suspects off of them or in ground fighting?

    God fucking damn it. :facepalm:

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    It's not even proper side control, all the cop had to do was turn on his side and hip escape out.



    Now with that being said: Officer Friendly was justified in waxing this belligerent drunk asshole.
     
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    [video=youtube_share;nH3e-GzdEX4]http://youtu.be/nH3e-GzdEX4[/video]
     
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    I'm a Firefighter and even to me that looked justified. The dude sounded like he was an out of control asshole. I would never pin a cop down, punch him in his face, and NOT expect him to fucking kill shoot me.
     
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    Wait I just saw the video. What the fuck was that cop going for? A north-south choke? What the fuck? He had old boy subdued at first. :facepalm: Fucking idiots.
     
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    that cop gets on top, game over.
     
  14. Lemmy

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    I think the cop made a few mistakes by not physically controlling the guy when he had him down. He lost his advantage when he went for that stupid knee to the head. No reason for that......tactically or otherwise. That being said I think it was justified.
     
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    This is an easy one. Fight with cops, catch a bullet or two.
     
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    Dude was outta control and never should have fought the cop like that. Also, I wonder if that little rivalry that seems to exist between firemen and cops played into it at all (more so on the fireman's side). Or, maybe it was just that the drunk guy was simply an idiot. Maybe a little of both.

    But also, as Datch pointed out, a sober cop should be able to handle himself way better than that against a pudgy drunk guy.
     
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    i cant imagine whats going on under that uniform..:dontknow:
     
  18. itpdude

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    The big problem is the cop is armed. Seriously. With a sidearm you're concerned with getting pulled and used on YOU, it's a whole different ballgame IMO.

    It's one thing to be on a mat talking d'arce choke or whatever but quite another when in a ground fight with a drunk and you have a sidearm on your hip.
     
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    I understand that bit, but watch the video, he was in control for a bit then it all went to hell. Officer Friendly fucked up.
     
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    The cop talked to the woman when she asked "what did he do?" He looked up and that's when he lost control.

    It's gotta be a nightmare of a job. . . in a fight with a drunk asshole, trying to use "appropriate force" (which ties a hand behind your back), and worried about bystanders coming in and helping the perp. . . .

    I wish we could see the guy bleeding out on the ground. From what the evidence shows, the guy was drunk as shit, had fought a cabbie, then was fighting this cop. . . .

    Ta ta, dippy motherfucker.

    I hope the cop sues the guy's estate, too.