"Recognizing that each case is different, it is not accurate to say that all officers who have been involved in Officer Involved Shootings (OIS) have discharged their weapons too many times, but it is a trend that appears to be high," Rasmussen wrote.
One week ago, Fresno's new police auditor released his first public report since he took over the responsibility of auditing police complaints at the Office of Independent Review. The report addresses the action taken on the 56 complaints originally brought to light by the previous auditor, Eddie Aubrey. The Fresno Bee's article summarizing the report, (available here) highlights Rasmussen's concern that officers may be discharging their weapons more times than necessary:
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Amy K. Guerra is a criminal defense attorney in Fresno, CA. In addition to her career in criminal defense, she's worked as a freelance writer and within the non-profit sector. She continues to be active in the community and enjoys writing about issues in criminal law relative to their community impact.