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Campus Cop Gone Bad: Kills Unarmed Student Who Said “Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?”

“I heard (a man) say, ‘Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?’ like sarcastic almost,” said Mohammad Haidarasl, 22, who was on his couch in his ground-floor unit at the Treehouse Apartments in Alamo Heights at about 2 a.m.

Less than a minute later, Haidarasl heard four to six gunshots.

“I jumped up and hid in my closet,” he said.

Haidarasl didn’t look out the window until he heard emergency vehicles converging on the quiet apartment complex. It wasn’t until later that he realized the person shot was his upstairs neighbor, whom he described as “the nicest guy.”

[Robert Cameron] Redus, 23, would have graduated from UIW in May, university officials said. He was on the dean’s list in fall 2012 and spring 2013, the university’s website noted.

…He launched into his story again, explaining that he heard the officer say more than once, “Stop resisting, stop resisting.”

He thought he heard a struggle, he said.

“Then the cop said, ‘I’m going to shoot,’” Haidarasl said.

And that, Haidarasl added, was what garnered the off-handed, sarcastic comment from their neighbor.

Then the silence, followed by gunfire.

UIW police officer involved in fatal shooting. San Antonio Express-News, 12/6/2013.

Officers Gone Bad: 2 Bad Officers off the Streets [Update]

Police officer who made mentally ill black man ‘dance like a chimp’ removed from duty. The Raw Story, 11/24/2013.

The video, which the unnamed officer posted on various social media sites, allegedly shows the officer demanding a mentally challenged black man to “dance like a chimp.”

It is unclear whether the unnamed officer is solely responsible for the video, or if other officers were involved. The Grosse Pointe Park Police Department did inform its officers that they are prohibited from posting videos from personal cell phones on social media while on duty.

City officials declined to comment on the investigation until it concluded, but a public relations expert hired by the police department apologized on its behalf late last week.

Texas cop arrested for handcuffing and raping 19-year-old at traffic stop. The Raw Story, 11/24/2013.

According to an arrested warrant obtained by the San Antonio Express-News, Officer Jackie Len Neal pulled over the [19-year-old woman], telling her that her car was reported stolen.

Even though the woman produced a sales slip for the vehicle, Neal insisted on patting her down. The woman told him she felt uncomfortable with the pat down and asked for a female officer, but he ignored her, the warrant said. The woman was allegedly groped, placed in handcuffs and then taken to the back of his patrol car.

Neal was accused of raping the woman and instructing her to keep it a secret.

At the time of the alleged assault, video cameras mounted in Neal’s cruiser were not functioning because a hard drive was missing. However, a GPS tracking system did corroborate that the police cruiser was parked for 18 minutes on Betty Street as the woman had claimed.

At a press conference on Saturday, Police Chief William McManus said that Neal would have known the video recording system was not functioning in his cruiser.

…McManus confirmed that Neal had been suspended in September for dating an 18-year-old, who had joined the Police Explorer program in preparation for a law enforcement career. He had also been accused of sexual assault while on duty several years earlier, but the woman refused to cooperate with a police investigation and the charges were dropped.

UPDATE, 11/27/2013: Jackie Len Neal, Cop Who Allegedly Raped Handcuffed Teen, Went Looking For Her After Assault: Cops. HuffPo Crime.

A police report released Tuesday says the woman initially called 911 to report that she was being assaulted by another woman. According to the report, the woman told a responding officer that she “lied” — that she wanted to actually report a rape Friday by a San Antonio officer wearing a badge that said “R. Neal.”

Police eventually arrested Officer Jackie Len Neal, who is now accused of sexual assault. Police say Neal was found looking for the woman, having identified himself as “Jack.”

Woman Kills Cheating Husband via Motorcycle Accident

Sheriff’s investigators said the victim’s wife, Frances Hall, 50, was driving a black Cadillac Escalade south on Loop 1604 around 7:20 p.m. Thursday, when she began chasing her husband and his girlfriend. Bill Hall was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle. His girlfriend was driving a black Range Rover.

Investigators said they believe Frances Hall bumped the Range Rover and forced it into another lane, then struck her husband’s motorcycle, which caused him to lose control and crash. They said Frances Hall did not stop to help, and instead continued to chase her husband’s girlfriend along Loop 1604, down Madonna Lacoste and back to the 9700 block of Loop 1604, where the two eventually stopped.

Bill Hall was airlifted to University Hospital, where he later died.

Woman charged with murder in husband’s motorcycle death. KSAT, 10/11/2013.

Because of “Argument,” Man Sets Friend, His RV on Fire

An argument between friends on the city’s South Side ended in a fiery fashion early Friday when one of them doused the other with gasoline and set him on fire, San Antonio police said.

Police Chief William McManus said the victim was burned 80 to 90 percent of his body.

… The suspect also suffered burns. Both men were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center.

McManus said the men were outside a small office building in the 1900 block of Mauermann Road near Applewhite Road at 6:30 a.m., when the argument erupted.

After the suspect set the victim on fire, he then set fire to the victim’s RV, McManus said. The flames spread to the nearby office building.

The susepct then drove off in his pickup truck and and crashed in a deep ditch in a rugged area not far from the original scene.

Man doused with gasoline, set on fire in San Antonio. KSAT, 10/11/2013.

Unarmed Man Stole Police Car, Shot Dead by Police Officer

Police officers were initially called to a disturbance at a food mart near the intersection of Gardendale and Datapoint around 4:30 a.m.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the suspect, a man in his 30s, somehow stole an SAPD patrol unit while officers were investigating and crashed into another car.

Chief McManus said the suspect then approached a female officer in a threatening way and she opened fire, killing the suspect.

Police said it appeared as if the suspect was unarmed at the time of the shooting.

Man killed in officer-involved shooting in northwest San Antonio. KSAT, 7/16/2013.

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