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Oct-1-2013 (#40879) By: brrrtmn (points: 11851, rank: 1)

Police officer fired after shooting at a man during traffic stop
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has fired an officer who shot at a man during a traffic stop, citing excessive use of force. Officer Justin Boehm pulled over James Barton near Airport Blvd. and 12th Street during the morning rush hour of May 8. According to police, Barton got out of his truck and approached Boehm. Barton then reached inside his shirt and Officer Boehm fired at him. He missed. Barton has a heart condition and was taken to the hospital with chest pains. In August the Texas Civil Rights Project sued several Austin officers over the incident seeking $12,000 in medical bill expenses. A grand jury cleared Boehm on criminal charges. Still, Barton is glad to see justice served with the officer's indefinite suspension. "I hope he gets into a different line of work. It would be nice if he didn't carry a gun," Barton said. He is still pondering why he was shot at in the first place. "No one would imagine. It's just extremely bizarre. It's unimaginable," Barton said. Acevedo stated the actions of the officer were unreasonable. He also pointed out Boehm's reaction after the shooting was also out of line. "It's clearly a wallet. He now knows it's not a firearm. His conduct subsequent to seeing that was not consistent to what we expect of the Austin Police Department," Acevedo said. He explained Boehm can appeal their decision, but the chance of getting his job back, Acevedo says, is slim. Boehm has been with APD for five years. He had no comment due to the pending litigation.

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Oct-1-2013 (#40901) By: pc123 (points: 6258, rank: 5)

wtf

Oct-1-2013 (#40905) By: Guest user - Id: o.8rL3.msg

pig

Oct-1-2013 (#40906) By: Guest user - Id: o.8rL3.msg

"to serve and protect"

Oct-1-2013 (#40913) By: Richard - Id: ZV5U2tz80k

That man should be charged with attempted murder. That is totally, most unbelievably shocking!

Oct-1-2013 (#40915) By: Guest user - Id: P6dw6ph1rk

I hope it happens to him now that he's not a cop. Lets see how he likes it.

Oct-1-2013 (#40916) By: wendy - Id: iqy80oPKIk

Israelification of America is what is behind this. The training came from Israel and now we have this! Terrorists are the police now.

Oct-1-2013 (#40917) By: Guest user - Id: 58.xsmqJiA

scumbag

Oct-1-2013 (#40918) By: rob - Id: pNmV7cLmuY

Their motto used to be "To Protect and Serve". Now it should be "Comply or Die"!

Oct-2-2013 (#40919) By: Bm - Id: sq04t57IRw

Y'all are a bunch of dumb ass idiots man shouldn't have gotten out the car

Oct-2-2013 (#40925) By: Guest user - Id: Tk/FFzWPTc

I would have liked it better if you had used "is" instead of "are" it would have added that extra touch...