I was checking the headlines today on LBPOST.com and came across another story about the Long Beach Police Department shooting an alleged sexual assaulter. Apparently, the police learned from their Zerby incident that it would be wise to announce themselves before taking it to fatal measures. According to the article, Chief McDonnell made it clear that the officers identified themselves and communicated with the man in both, English and Spanish.
Here is a quote from the article:
"The Long Beach Police Department issued a statement today after police officers were flagged down by a female in the area of the 2100 block of Pine Avenue this morning around 5:00am regarding a sexual assault that involved a minor, with the suspect being a family member."
...McDonnell on Sunday made it very clear that officers confronted the suspect and announced themselves in both English and Spanish. The suspect had fled to a nearby home and officers told him to exit in both languages. When he did not, they entered the home in an attempt to arrest him."
How do you feel about the handling of this situation by the police? In this case, did they follow the correct and necessary procedure to arrest the person they were after or were in the wrong once again?