UtahRSO wrote:Apparently this zombie thread takes new life. The latest info I can find is dated Mar. 17, 2010. Tony Arambula (the homeowner who was shot) is suing the Phoenix PD for $5.75 million. The article I read says the city has 60 days to respond. That would put it about the middle of this month (depending on whether weekends count toward the 60 days). It will be interesting to see how this goes. We should be able to eventually find out exactly what happened.
I believe that it would be 60 business days but I could be mistaken, I tried to find more recent news in the online version of the newspaper a couple of days ago but the last thing I saw was the same as you and it is now already August so I have a feeling it will take a long time for them to see any money if they will see any money at all.
I am still trying to understand how Internal Affairs could clear the officer when they were supposedly recorded by 911 admitting that they screwed up and dragging the homeowner by the leg from the home to the cruiser and then throwing him on the hood of that cruiser sounds like overkill which is another thing I am wondering why Internal Affairs didn't have a problem with it or is it possible that they only looked at the 6 shots and nothing else??
Up here in Canada in case of an officer involved shooting that officer would be put on administrative leave pending investigation and then another officer from another police department would investigate it or like in Ontario a civilian group from the Police Oversight Unit which is totally separate from the Police gets sent to the scene and they then do a full investigation into the matter and question all officers and witnesses at the location and then file their report.
I wonder how it would be if all police departments would have a civilian Police Oversight Unit which doesn't have any connections to the police and which would investigate any and all officer-related shootings because it seems like some Internal Affairs Units would rather protect their colleagues instead of making sure that justice has been served for all parties involved.
These are just my thoughts on the matter though.