Friday, February 14, 2014

Why Only Cops Should Have Guns--80 Y/O Shot Dead in Bed by Police

The deputies crashed through the front gate and began executing a search warrant for methamphetamine on the property. Detective Patrick Hobbs, a self-described narcotics expert who claimed he "smelled the strong odor of chemicals" downwind from the house after being tipped off to illegal activity from an anonymous informant, spearheaded the investigation.

... Deputies approached the house, and what happened next is where things get murky. The deputies said they announced their presence upon entering and were met in the hallway by the 80-year-old man, wielding a gun and stumbling towards them. The deputies later changed the story when the massive bloodstains on Mallory's mattress indicated to investigators that he'd most likely been in bed at the time of the shooting. Investigators also found that an audio recording of the incident revealed a discrepancy in the deputies' original narrative: Before listening to the audio recording, [Sgt. John] Bones believed that he told Mallory to "Drop the gun" prior to the shooting. The recording revealed, however, that his commands to "Drop the gun" occurred immediately after the shooting.
"Bam, Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. Drop the gun."
When it was all over, Eugene Mallory died of six gunshot wounds from Sgt. John Bones' MP-5 9mm submachine gun. ...
"These were serious guns — ... guns that have no place on the streets of Los Angeles or any other city."
... When a coroner arrived, he found the loaded .22 caliber pistol the two deputies claimed Mallory had pointed at them on the bedside table.
How convenient.
Mallory had not fired of [sic] a single shot. The raid turned up no evidence of methamphetamine on the property.
It appears that they lied to get the warrant, lied about the incident, and there were no drugs. This reminds me of something....

(H/t Instapundit)

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