Thursday, October 18, 2012

Why we (CDCR Policy) don't put the Weapon near the Inmate

INGLEWOOD - A drug-possession suspect was killed this morning at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood in a deputy-involved shooting after he tried to grab a deputy's firearm, a sheriff's lieutenant said.

No deputies were injured in the shooting, which took place at 1:10 a.m. at the hospital at 555 E. Hardy St., said Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy Peter Gomez.

The 27-year-old suspect had been in custody at the sheriff's South Los Angeles Station after his arrest around 2:35 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, sheriff's Lt. Holly Francisco told reporters outside the hospital.

He had an unspecified medical need and firefighters who went to the station recommended he visit the emergency room, Francisco said.

The man was accompanied by two deputies and had one wrist handcuffed to a gurney when he tried to grab a deputy's gun, she said, adding that he was shot and pronounced dead at the scene -- a room assigned for triage of incoming patients

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  1. With all the hospital runs made out of chino, it's a pretty good indicator of staff's situational awareness that this has never happened. The SO can somehow get out of this jam, but God forbid this happened to a cdcr officer. He'd be hung out to dry.

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  2. Ya I get it...but when you get a holster that has basically NO retention, it can happen during an escort at any time, not just a hospital setting. Management should be ashamed to send an officer out with the holsters in those kits!

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    1. You mean the IST manager.

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    2. Amen! I've made that argument for years, no retention holsters & lack of weapon retention training is a nightmare waiting to happen. I wish I could say that at my joint management assigns transportation positions by the most qualified rather than who kisses most a$$. A transport is where you cannot afford to make a single mistake, it could cost you & your partner's lives.

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    3. First of all the should just let us by our own equipment and those of us who are not cheap skates would buy the level 2&3 holsters. You get what you pay for and unfortunately the overtime hogs even with all the money are the cheapest bastards you'll ever meet here at CIM

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  3. Good thinking and fast reaction by the deputies, job well done, one less ahole for society to pay and take care of. For C.O.s that don't strip out their inmates and search them when they go to the outside hospital a situation similar to this can happen. Take the extra time and search these inmates no matter what classification they are or how many points they have. If you don't do your job the investigation will bring out the truth, these inmates will rat you out quick and say that you broke procedure. For those of you that complain about the horrible equipment, buy the holster and equipment that you feel comfortable with if not then don't take the job and be quick to blame someone else.

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    1. #1..."For C.O.s that don't strip out their inmates and search them when they go to the outside hospital a situation similar to this can happen."

      So, they should have stripped him out. If they would have, he wouldn;t have grabbed their weapon.

      #2..."buy the holster and equipment that you feel comfortable with if not then don't take the job and be quick to blame someone else"

      So, break policy? Let me know how that works out for you during that investigation after an inmate grabs your weapon trying to get it from your personal holster!

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  4. It's all the Senior staff that go to the outside hospitals looking tore back that are complaining. Doing all that overtime but can't afford a decent duty belt/uniform.

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    1. Hahahaha CIM Overtime COs= Burntout cheap bastards working beyond age 55, with every reason and excuse in the book why they still working, hahahahaha

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  5. When I use to work for the BOP in Victorville, you hardly saw old worthless staff doing transports, why? 57 yrs old is mandatory retirement age for federal law enforcement. Here in CDC, we keep them around and proud while condoning laziness an ineptitude by the " I paid my dues" mentality.

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