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Cop Acquitted of Murder But Fired for Misconduct

Posted on the 02 July 2011 by Mikeb302000
The Seattle Times reports
An Everett police officer acquitted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a man in a car has been fired. A letter to Troy Meade from Police Chief Jim Scharf cites "unacceptable misconduct."
The Daily Herald says an internal investigation determined that Meade violated department policies when he fatally shot Niles Meservey on June 10, 2009.
Investigators determined that just 21 seconds elapsed from the time Meade alerted dispatchers that the situation was becoming risky to when he finished shooting. During more than half that time, Meade was shocking Meservey with a stun gun.
Meade testified that he fired because he was afraid of being run down.
The only probelm is he'll now be an ex-cop who owns guns. It reminds me of the O.J. case, acquitted of murder but guilty in the civil court. This cop was acquitted of murder, but fired from the job anyway.
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