Well, the policy Bainreese is talking about is:
Soon after the July 28 shooting, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson stripped three of the officers of their police powers after a preliminary investigation concluded they had violated department policy. On Friday, he promised that if the officers acted improperly, they would "be held accountable for their actions."
Authorities have not said specifically what policy the officers broke.
In February 2015, former Superintendent Garry McCarthy revised the department's policy on the use of deadly force to prohibit officers from "firing at or into a moving vehicle when the vehicle is the only force used against the sworn member or another person."
But the policy also says that officers "will not unreasonably endanger themselves or another person to conform to the restrictions of this directive," meaning they have the right to defend themselves if they or someone else are in imminent danger of being struck.
There was a great article I read yesterday that covered everything in detail, but I can't find it. So take this with a grain of salt as I'm going off memory, but there were two officers who opened fire. At least one of those bullets hit a cop car. Other cops believed that the thief in the Jaguar had possibly opened fire on them... because of the shots from the other officers.
I thought most of the comments were about what you'd expect from people who'd been led on high-speed chase, had this guy smash into their cars, one cop was almost run over, many were under the incorrect assumption he'd opened fire on them, and the jivestorm of the situation they knew was unfolding because this guy had been a reckless hug who stole a car.
I'm more concerned about why body camera of the officer who shot him worked before the shooting and after but was apparently not working when the fatal shots were fired.
The officer who killed O'Neal said he believed O'Neal had fired at him and he returned fire with three to five rounds.
The moment of the shooting was not recorded because the officer's body camera was not operating at the time, police said.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the officer's body camera could have been deactivated when the stolen Jaguar slammed into his squad car and set off the air bags. He also pointed out that the body camera suddenly starts working after the shooting — an indication that the officer, believing the incident was over, thought he was turning the camera off when he was actually turning it on.
"We don't believe there was any intentional misconduct with body cameras," he said.
Don't know enough about them to say, but I think many will find it too convenient even if it's the honest truth. Jesse Jackson's already calling this a murder and a cover-up.
Much has also been made of the cops not being seen giving medical aid. I do wonder what standard procedure is? Call paramedics and that's it? They aren't medical officials but presumably they could've at least tried to stem the flow of blood from the gunshot wound?