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Posted: 8/21/2004 2:47:21 AM EST
Suspect Wounded In Officer-Involved Shooting

Undercover Detective Shot And Wounded Suspect

Aug 20, 2004 6:17 pm US/Pacific
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) An undercover detective shot and wounded a man during a struggle for the officer's gun Friday, police said.

The plainclothes investigator was working on an identity theft detail when he saw a man taking items out of a trash can shortly before 7 a.m., police said.

Authorities say discarded mail sometimes can yield personal information to thieves.

The detective identified himself as a police officer and asked for identification so he could cite the man for stealing from a trash bin, according to a police statement.

The man became angry and grabbed a radio and then a cell phone out of the officer's hands and ripped a chain badge from his neck.

A fight ensued during which the detective felt the man trying to remove his gun from his holster, police said.

The detective managed to roll over so the man couldn't get the gun and then kicked the man away. When the man again charged the detective, who was on the ground, the investigator fired a gunshot that hit him in the lower torso
, police said.

Johnny Brooks, 30, of Compton, was treated at a hospital and booked for investigation of felony assault on a police officer and three misdemeanor warrants.

The detective, a 22-year veteran, was treated for cuts, scrapes and bruises.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 2:53:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:01:31 AM EST
Compton.Cali, imagine that?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:08:05 AM EST
Crook should die.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:43:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 8:47:28 AM EST

The detective identified himself as a police officer and asked for identification so he could cite the man for stealing from a trash bin, according to a police statement.



I thought once trash hit the dumpster/curb that it was public property and fair game to anyone who wanted it?

Isn't that how the PoPo searches through suspect's trash without needing to get a warrant?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 8:54:45 AM EST
I guess this means we won't be seeing anymore of that guy who's mowing his lawn and whom had his identity stolen by some trailer queen?

(You know, that tv commercial)
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:00:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:12:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By napalm:

The detective identified himself as a police officer and asked for identification so he could cite the man for stealing from a trash bin, according to a police statement.



I thought once trash hit the dumpster/curb that it was public property and fair game to anyone who wanted it?

Isn't that how the PoPo searches through suspect's trash without needing to get a warrant?




The plainclothes investigator was working on an identity theft detail when he saw a man taking items out of a trash can shortly before 7 a.m., police said.


The SCOTUS said the trash belongs to the person who's can it's in until it becomes dumped in with other peoples garbage such as when it goes into the garbage truck ir dumpster.
It is protected under the Fourth Amendment until then.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:17:39 AM EST
People snooping thru your discards is a warning to everybody, don't discard stuff with sensitive info on it without first destroying the info on it. Bills and CC statements are put thru a shredder.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:19:07 AM EST
Note to idiot: If you somehow get the upper hand in a one on one with a cop, run AWAY at the earliest opportunity.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 11:08:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 11:31:11 AM EST
Good shoot. Makes me all happy inside.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 11:51:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sweep:
Only thing I couldn't figure out was, if I had been able to get their and confront the guy, would I be charged with murder...or suicide?



Neither. Desert. Shovel.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 1:06:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By jrzy:

Originally Posted By napalm:

The detective identified himself as a police officer and asked for identification so he could cite the man for stealing from a trash bin, according to a police statement.



I thought once trash hit the dumpster/curb that it was public property and fair game to anyone who wanted it?

Isn't that how the PoPo searches through suspect's trash without needing to get a warrant?




The plainclothes investigator was working on an identity theft detail when he saw a man taking items out of a trash can shortly before 7 a.m., police said.


The SCOTUS said the trash belongs to the person who's can it's in until it becomes dumped in with other peoples garbage such as when it goes into the garbage truck ir dumpster.
It is protected under the Fourth Amendment until then.




Well that's interesting. I wonder how that works here in my neck of the woods. Residents of my city either have large 4-5 house 'dumpster' type trash bins in the alley, or single family trash cans that are provided by the city.

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 1:15:18 PM EST
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