Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Murder -- By Criminal Stupidity

Apparently that's the angle investigators are seeing in the murder of a woman who called them for help by Officer Fuckstick of the Minneapolis PD, in the Saturday night shooting by one of them, executing an unarmed middle-aged woman in her pajamas.

MN DPS BCA Press release:
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) today confirmed identity of the two Minneapolis Police Department officers involved in an officer involved shooting incident on Saturday, July 15. The BCA is conducting the investigation at the request of the Minneapolis Police Department.
  • Officer Matthew Harrity has been an officer with the Minneapolis Police Department for one year.
  • Officer Mohamed Noor has been an officer with the Minneapolis Police Department for 21 months.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday evening confirmed the identity of the deceased as Justine Maia Ruszczyk, 40, of 5024 Washburn Avenue South in Minneapolis. Ruszczyk died of a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.
BCA agents interviewed Officer Harrity earlier today. Officer Noor has declined to be interviewed by BCA agents at this time. Officer Noor’s attorney did not provide clarification on when, if ever, an interview would be possible.
According to the BCA’s preliminary investigation, officers Harrity and Noor responded to a 911 call from a woman now identified as Ruszczyk of a possible assault near her residence just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Officer Harrity was driving. Officer Noor was in the passenger seat.
The officers drove south through the alley between Washburn and Xerxes avenues toward West 51st Street in search of a suspect. All squad lights were off.
As they reached West 51st Street, Officer Harrity indicated that he was startled by a loud sound near the squad. Immediately afterward Ruszczyk approached the driver’s side window of the squad. Harrity indicated that Officer Noor discharged his weapon, striking Ruszczyk through the open driver’s side window.
The officers immediately exited the squad and provided medical attention until medical personnel arrived. Ruszczyk was pronounced dead at the scene. Both officers have been placed on standard administrative leave.
Officer Harrity told investigators that the officers saw an 18-25 year old white male who was bicycling eastbound on West 51st Street immediately before the shooting. This individual stopped at the scene and watched as the officers provided medical assistance to Ruszczyk. BCA agents would like to speak with this person, and anyone else who may have witnessed the incident. These individuals are asked to contact the BCA at 651-793-7000.
Crime scene personnel recovered a cell phone near the victim. No weapons were recovered.
Body cameras were not turned on until after the shooting incident. The squad camera was not turned on. Investigators are aware of no video or audio of the shooting. The BCA’s investigation does not determine whether a law enforcement agency policy was violated. That would be reviewed through the agency’s internal affairs process.

Of course, Officer Fuckstick immediately lawyered up, and refuses to provide any statement to investigators. Fair enough: exercise your constitutional rights, impede the investigation, forfeit your job for being a total knob. Back to the civilian world - after 25 years to life in the slammer for murder. (And if he's not a full citizen, deport his ass back to Skinnyland after he's served the full nut.)

All MPD needs do now is suspend him without pay pending trial, arrest and charge him with the homicide, and shitcan the @$$hole once a jury takes the obligatory time to find him guilty. Like the DA there would have done to a civilian under such circumstances in 0.02 seconds.

Otherwise, it should be open season on MPD officers, with gusto. @$$holes should have consequences. Especially if the rule now is open fire without warning on anything that moves. Challenge accepted, you incompetent badged dipshits.

No news release on why MPD had two officers barely beyond rookie status in the same car, rather than, say, pairing each of these two ding-a-lings with separate experienced officers as adult supervision. Sounds like a few people above Fuckstick (supervising sergeant, watch commander, etc.) need to be suspended without pay and sent back to non-supervisory status for that bit of shitheadedness too. But clearly Fuckstick failed the ability to use mature judgment test, by shooting the first person he saw after hearing a "loud noise". No word on whether the loud noise was actually his weapon going off, because he's not talking to anyone. And cleverly, all three sound/video recording devices in the vehicle, which would exonerate (or prove the lies) of this tale, including both officers' bodycams, were turned off. So it's still he said/she's dead.

Which should merit firing both of them for cause just for that cock-up, even before Fuckstick turned his weapon on a citizen seeking help from her murderer.

Eighty years out, and this is still more fact than fiction:


Anonymous said...

I fail to understand why, in this age of nearly unlimited digital storage,cops are given the option of when to engage their cameras other than for reasons of corruption. Run it continuously on a 1 shift loop and if nothing happens then erase.

Aesop said...

Time to pull your weapon, but not to hit "record"? Guilty, fired, prosecuted, same day.

Retired Spook said...

I guess, if you want professional results, you should hire professionals. If you hire amateurs, you just take what you get.

Anonymous said...

It's not like people are lining up to become cops...

and in many jurisdictions they are losing experienced cops left and right (like in Dallas, where 6 got shot, and it turns out there's no actual pension money set aside). In some **cough** sh!tcago **cough** the cops have just said "fuck it" and stopped doing their jobs.

Don't know what Minneapolis PD is like, but the city is a third world sh!thole, with some nice parts. Might be the biggest Somali city outside of Somalia.

This shooting stinks to high heaven, and should enrage middle america, esp if this guy was an affirmative action hire, or had his way paved in any way. Don't really see too much coverage or outrage yet though.


Signifying Nothing said...

Here's another example of standard police work:

Aesop said...

I don't want outrage, but I'd settle for justice.

If, after four days, MPD still hasn't fired him, and the D.A. hasn't indicted him for murder, I'm hoping someone else fires him up.
Pour encourager les autres.

Like Dallas, it seems its the only way to really get their attention.

Nori said...

Minneapolis Chief of Police,Janee Harteau,who married her lesbian partner in 2013,is "disappointed" Officer Noor isn't talking. She had been on leave backpacking in the mountains when the shooting occurred. She also expressed dismay that all cameras had been turned off,which "goes against their training".
Obviously,Minneapolis is in the best of hands.

Aesop said...

Pefect. Thanks for the update.

Douches in charge living up to all expectations.

0007 said...

The muz/skinnie(BIRM) was probably so undone at the sight of a female in her jammies that his only thought/response was to kill it before it could get to him.

LSWCHP said...

The murdered woman was an Australian, as am I. The outrage over here is palpable. For a woman in her pyjamas to be shot down without warning by the people she called for assistance is beyond all human comprehension.

The flaky arsehole fool with the gun should spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.