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It took a year…a year!

And the surprising thing is…there may be some sort of assignment of responsibility. Maybe.

One year ago, in the immediate wake of the murder of three Los Angeles Officers by Christopher Dorner, this happened.

At some point, the officers received a report that a pickup truck resembling Dorner’s was seen in the area of the house they were guarding. Shortly after 5 a.m., a truck turned onto the street.

As the vehicle approached the house, officers opened fire, unloading a barrage of bullets into the truck. When the shooting stopped, they realized their mistake. The truck was a different make and model. The color wasn’t gray, as Dorner’s was, but blue. And it wasn’t Dorner inside the truck, but a woman and her mother delivering copies of the Los Angeles Times.

A tragic, but clearly foreseeable event. And those officers, the Chief of Police, Charley Beck,  decided after a year…violated Departmental policy.

Or to be tragically cynical, did they?

A panel of high-ranking police officials that reviewed the shooting urged Beck to clear the officers of wrongdoing

Yes, those two now dead (that would be news to them, they survived) people should have known not to drive a vehicle as uncommon in America as a pickup truck.

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