What have the police decided about the shootings? Crimes & Incidents, posted by No resolution?, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm
It's been over a month, and I'm finding it very hard to believe that the Pleasanton Police have not had a definitive answer to this case. What has happened? Has there been a service or farewell allowed? Are things still in limbo? Is outside assistance required?
Posted by steven, a resident of the Stoneridge neighborhood, on Jun 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm
They used to call the Pinkertons in on cases like these where susplicions of union invovlement did'nt pass the smell test. But now the state takes over and there in the union bosses pockets. We'll never find out the real story. Has Hoffa's body ever been found? I rest my case.
Posted by Jeff, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Jun 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm
The utmost of care is exercised investigating anything involving use of deadly force by a police officer anywhere in California. It is necessary to anticipate and examine in advance any angle of the incident that the group of attorneys who specialize in lawsuits against police/municipalities might pursue. The police have to answer any questions about the shooting that common sense might dictate and also any creative tactic that this group might bring up. Look at the Rider's Trial in Oakland or the OJ trial. The police must anticipate the lawyers angles of enquiry and answer them before the attorneys can ask them to mitigate the damages that the city will doubtless have to pay, no matter how valid the shooting may turn out to be.
Processing of physical evidence, collecting testimony, investigating the witnesses, reinterviewing witnesses as new bits of evidence are uncovered over and over again. Waiting for the crimelab to process the evidence then going back and asking them to examine evidence in light of issues that might have arisen from testimony or the first processing of the evidence, etc. Then putting it all together into a coherant report takes months. It isn't like TV at all. Before computers became so ubiqutous, seven to twelve large 3 ring binders were the norm.
Posted by Truth, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm
The police will tell you when it is justified. You are on a need to know basis...and you don't need to know. I would also hope the police will use every resource possible to protect their own when a shooting does occur. They are the only ones they can count on...based on the above comments they cannot count on public support....can't have it both ways people.
Posted by Steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Jun 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm
We need to tell it like it is. Too much democracy, not enough police state. Can't trust the court system. Can't trust the jurors. Can't trust the people. We need to put areselves in the hands of the police.
Posted by Cover up??, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 17, 2012 at 10:59 pm
C'mon... what gives here? Is this a true cover-up on the part of the Pleasanton Police? Are they just trying to bury the story (along with the Pleasanton Weekly and the other local newspaper that has a second name that rhymes with "Hatch"?? A young girl and a young mother are gone, and the rest of the community is supposed to just forget that this ever happened??
What is wrong with folks, allowing things to just be brushed under the rug? This is not normal or right!
Posted by Frauds, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm
Gina, aren't steven and mittens the same poop-disturbers ?? Can't they be stopped. These trolls or phonies have pretty much ended Town Square, How sad . .it was good for so many aids and info. They are such cowards they can't risk any sharing in this election season.
Posted by Steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Jun 20, 2012 at 11:21 am
"aren't steven and mittens the same poop-disturbers ?? Can't they be stopped. These trolls or phonies have pretty much ended Town Square."
Whatever happened to the time rightwing hillbillies could rant to there hearts content without being opposed by the liberal loon crowd? This is a scandel! Is there no way to censer these cowerds? They don't even include there real name when they expunge all over these pages.
Posted by Cover up??, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm
Thank you, Gina, for directing Glenn to follow up on the story. I have no idea who "Abby" is, though, and what relationship she has to this case. I must be "clueless", but trust that you are firmly in the know on these matters.