[UPDATE Friday] Eureka Police Chief Holds Press Conference on Officer Involved Shooting
Chief Mills says he has concerns about the environment the shooting occurred in. Among other statements, Mills said that one of the requirements is that an objective person must believe that force is necessary. If someone points a gun at an officer, they have only a second and a half to two seconds to empty a magazine. EPD officers are trained to fire until the threat is stopped
Mills said that three of the four officers have been cleared for duty starting tomorrow. A fourth officer is on vacation and will be debriefed when he returns.
The EPD is launching a Transparency portal–the beginnings can be seen on their website. On this site they will be releasing the power point from this shooting. They will be releasing the final report from the death of Tommy McClain, a man who died when shot by Officer Linfoot in September 2014. They will also be releasing the body camera footage that the North Coast Journal was suing to get.
Mills said he will take a long hard look at the shooting of Clayton Lasinski to make sure policy was followed.
We’ll update as more info comes in.
UPDATE 1:50 p.m.:
Below is the PDF that EPD put together on the incident (Please wait a moment for it to load):OIS.December2016 final
UPDATE:Full video of the press release minus a short piece will cards were changed.