The Baltimore Police officers involved in Thursday's fatal shooting of a father and son armed with weapons were videotaped being read their Miranda rights at the direction of prosecutors after declining to give statements, a police union attorney said.It's almost charming, in that Baltimore criminal kind of way, that father and son were out doing something together. My dad used to take me to the beach.
Michael Davey, the attorney, said it was the first time he could recall such a move by prosecutors in 16 years working with the police union.
"These guys should get a medal for what they did, instead of being treated like criminals by the State's Attorney's Office," Davey said.
Says retired deputy commissioner Anthony Barksdale:
If that guy could've let off with that rifle, all three of those cops would've been dead. That pink rifle might look silly, but it is highly lethal. You're goddam right they fired 56 shots.