Thursday, January 14, 2016

Officer Sues for Promotion After Iraq Veteran Killed During Standoff?

Officer in controversial shooting sues for not getting promotion 
Albuquerque Journal
Ryan Boetel
January 12, 2016
“This officer’s actions involved a shooting incident that cost the city more than $8 million, was a major subject of the DOJ investigation and a civil lawsuit. The findings and final judgment from the courts must be considered for future promotion,” Eden said in a statement on Tuesday.
The stop led to a nine-minute standoff with Ellis, who was pointing a gun at his own head. Ellis, 25, suffered from post traumatic stress disorder after serving in the Iraq War as an infantryman. Lampiris-Tremba fatally shot Ellis in the neck. He told investigators that Ellis had “twitched” and later said in the court that Ellis had taken a step toward police.
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