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    Officer charged with murder shot man in back

    I haven't heard about this one yet, maybe I am just a few days behind?



    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/gen...ot-man-in-back


    ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) — Investigators say a police officer who killed a man while patrolling a rural Colorado community shot him in the back after stopping him on the street and following him home even though the man wasn't an imminent threat.

    The Colorado Bureau of Investigation found James Ashby aggressively pursued Jack Jacquez, 27, after stopping him Oct. 12, according to court documents released Thursday.

    The bureau's investigation concluded Ashby fatally shot Jacquez even as Jacquez was moving away.

    Jacquez was skateboarding on a street when the officer approached him. Ashby said Jacquez cursed at him and walked erratically before heading toward the yard of what turned out to be his house.

    Ashby told authorities he suspected Jacquez was trying to burglarize the home. He also said he thought Jacquez was getting ready to strike him with a baseball bat.

    However, the officer's account was contradicted by the evidence and a man who was doing a ride-along with him that night, according to Ashby's arrest affidavit.

    Ashby was fired after being arrested in the shooting. His lawyer did not return a call seeking comment.

    The ride-along witness, Kyle Moore, said Jacquez said something about going home when Ashby stopped him. Jacquez did not use an expletive, Moore said, and he walked straight toward the home after talking with the officer.

    Ashby told authorities he was standing near an entrance to Jacquez's house when he shot Jacquez, whom he said was inside the house holding a bat that he grabbed after entering.

    The officer said he feared Jacquez was "loading up" to strike him in the head with the bat. However, the autopsy showed Jacquez was fully facing away from Ashby when he was shot, and his body couldn't have been turned in a way to get ready to strike the officer, according to the affidavit.

    Moore didn't witness the shooting but said he heard Ashby yelling at Jacquez to show his hands and to drop a bat.

    The shooting prompted demonstrations in the city on Colorado's southeastern plains.

    Ashby is being prosecuted at a time when police tactics are under review nationwide following the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, and the chokehold death of an unarmed man in New York City.

    Grand juries declined to charge officers in those cases, but this week two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder in the shooting death of a knife-wielding homeless man that led to violent protests.

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    The ride-along witness, Kyle Moore, said Jacquez said something about going home when Ashby stopped him. Jacquez did not use an expletive, Moore said, and he walked straight toward the home after talking with the officer.
    Thank goodness ride-alongs are a privilege and not a right, else this abuser would be accused of taking away the right for all of us.
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    Did he forget his passenger wasn't a fellow in blue?
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Did he forget his passenger wasn't a fellow in blue?
    LOL Better'n a dash cam!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Did he forget his passenger wasn't a fellow in blue?
    He probably assumed a wannabe would be more likely to back his story. Turns out the ride along was a citizen, not a wannabe.
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    Authorities haven’t released the circumstances surrounding the Oct. 12 shooting and court documents have been sealed.

    http://denver.cbslocal.com/tag/james-ashby/
    real piece of work Ashby is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    real piece of work Ashby is.

    Moore also testified that he and Ashby noticed Jacquez skateboarding along Highway 50. He said Ashby asked him what he was doing and Jacquez replied that he was going home.

    According to KKTV, Ashby and Jacquez were acquainted, as the victim had babysat the suspect’s girlfriend’s children before the shooting.

    The coroner’s office confirmed on Thursday that Jacquez was shot in the back.
    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/01/1...-jacquez-case/

    This one does not pass the smell test, this sounds more like premeditated murder instead of murder 2.
    Last edited by WalkingWolf; 01-23-2015 at 01:59 PM.
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    I got $10 on an acquittal
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    Quote Originally Posted by twoskinsonemanns View Post
    I got $10 on an acquittal
    I won't take that bet~~"I feared for my life!" defense.
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    Jacquez was skateboarding on a street when the officer approached him.
    From OP link/1st post


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