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11-12-10, 02:05 PM #1
Inquest rules man shot by Sussex Police lawfully killed
BBC News - Inquest rules man shot by Sussex Police lawfully killed
A verdict of lawful killing has been recorded at the inquest of an armed man who was shot dead by police at a retirement complex in West Sussex.
Mervyn Tussler, 64, died after a police firearms team was called to his home in Ash Grove, Fernhurst, on 8 May 2009.
The inquest in Worthing heard he was lying on his bed, but suddenly turned and shot at the officers.
A police marksman told how he and a colleague returned fire and Mr Tussler was shot in the chest."all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
"the world is a dangerous place place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it" Albert Einstein
11-12-10, 04:48 PM #2Officer First Class
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So armed guy...shoots at police...and a vote is required to see if it was lawful?
And reading the article it definitely seems to be a case of suicide by cop.
11-13-10, 10:16 AM #3
The police will never satisfy eveyone in these cases.
If the man had shot himself it would have been the fault of the police for not intervening, the protection of other people and officers at the scene is paramount, the armed lunatic iss the very last consideration.
I say cross the family off police response lists as they clearly know how to do our job better than us and no longer need us.the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
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