Menlo Park officers involved in fatal shooting back at work before review complete


Although the district attorney's review of the Nov. 11 fatal shooting of a burglary suspect is not yet complete, Menlo Park Police Chief Bob Jonsen said he felt comfortable allowing the police officers involved in the incident to return to work.

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Posted by Old Palo Alto
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 22, 2014 at 4:17 pm

What's the point of this report, to actually report on meaningful news or to be inflammatory at a time when the public is sensitive to police/civilian relations? My guess is the former.

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 23, 2014 at 7:38 am

I have to wonder why it is when I click on a story here at the Palo Alto Online, that it always goes to a little stub of a story that give the link and says

"Read the full story here Web Link posted ..."

Why doesn't Palo Alto Online get that when I click on the story I want to read or at least get presented with the full story right away with out having to go through all this nonsense?

Is there an actual reason for this?

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 23, 2014 at 7:39 am

And now by golly when I click for the full story, instead of going to the full story, it gives me a link to the Almanac ... come on PAO, please respect and treat your readers kindly ... please!?

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 23, 2014 at 7:44 am

>> Only two of the three officers were wearing body cameras. One camera may have been turned on after the shooting, and one may have been left off. Sgt. Romero activated his camera immediately after the shooting, the police chief said.

I am sure this was a tough decision, with it being the holiday season and all officers needed weighed against the problem of officers not turning on their cameras.

Put the guy on duty, but why not fine him or something - this camera thing is not going to go away, and most people are tired of this nonsense of the public paying for expensive cameras, hiring expensive police officers, sending them to expensive training ... and then they do whatever they want ... and find ways to hide it.


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Posted by 37 year resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:41 am

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 23, 2014 at 4:51 pm

OK, glad to see an article here now.

On the Almanac website they are bickering about whether it is too
much to ask officers to remember to turn on their cameras.

They said the camera batteries are only good for 4 hours of a 12 hour shift.

If this is the case, then someone purchased the wrong camera. Why spend
the money for something that will not get the job done?

I agree, for the officers to be thinking about the camera and not their
jobs is not good - take that out of their hands.

Maybe have several cameras in the squad car that are always charged
up that turn on when you take them out of the charger?

Or that have a circuit that turns on when they are out of the squad car.
The Toyota Prius has a key fob that the car knows not to let you lock
it inside the car, so it must be able to sense it if outside the car.

The cameras they bought seem like a token to make it appear like
they are doing something about the problem.

When do we actually see video from an officer's camera? It seems
like so far all the officers always forget or have some other reason
there is not video of these events.

Someone is not being honest.

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