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by Peter Moskos

April 5, 2009

No Justice

Officer Rafael Lora was trying to do his job. Now he has no job and is looking at prison. The story in the New York Times and the Post.

I wasn't there. But I believe the officer. Why? Because why else would have Lora shot the driver?

This is one case where even an NYPD officer should have trusted a Bronx jury.


Anonymous said...

This is a quintessential example of the "backwards" logic of the NYPD. The sad fact is that "the job" has an amazing way of taking good cops and completely ruining them.

Ajlouny said...

It sounds like he shot on impulse. He really didn't have any proof that there was a deadly weapon in the glove box.

PCM said...

By the time you have proof, it's often too late. He did what he thought he had to do to stay alive.

Mistake? Yes. Criminal? No. But being wrong is different than committing a crime.

Anonymous, why do you blame the NYPD for this? What did they do in this case?