Police officer dragged by a car in Montreal

@winterose (39895)
Canada
April 20, 2008 5:10pm CST
A montreal police officer was dragged by a car when in pursuit of the vehicle, it is not for certain how that had happened, his partner shot at the driver of the car and wounded it him but not seriously. This is not the first time police officers have been dragged by cars, in Canada it has happened in Toronto and the dragged police officer was killed. The 19 year old driver was charged with manslaughter in that case. Do you think the Montreal policeman was justified in shooting at the driver to stop him when he partner was being dragged by the car? Could they have done anything different in this situation? Was manslaughter a just sentence for the 19 year old from Toronto who dragged the other police officer who eventually died?
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Oh wow, that's really sad and scarey. I think the Montreal policeman was justified in shooting at the driver. I think any thing she be done to get this person to stop dragging this police officer, even if it means killing the driver, sad to say. I think manslaughter was a just sentence, the driver is of legal age, so he should be punished to the fullest. Something should be done so that this doesn't happen again. This wouldn't have been manslaughter if the driver stopped once he noticed he was dragging someone. Not hard to notice if your dragging something.
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@winterose (39895)
• Canada
23 Apr 08
I agree but I guess the kid was scared and now he is going to pay the price for it too.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
23 Apr 08
That's the thing, if he was scared and knew what he was doing, he should have came to a stop. That police officer might be alive today if he did. I rather face my crime, than run away, which caused a police officer (another human being to die) because of it.
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@sherrir101 (3673)
• Malinta, Ohio
20 Apr 08
I think that a tougher sentance should be handed down in the case of a police officer, but the definition of manslughter causes it to not be. Manslaughter is the word used to describe killing someone unlawfully but without meaning to do so. Killing someone in self-defense is also considered manslaughter. In the U.S. you get a big sentence (I think 7-15 yrs) for hitting a highway worker. A 'police officer' is more major than that.
@winterose (39895)
• Canada
23 Apr 08
Canadian law is not as tough as US law the most you get for first degree murder is 20 years and it doesn't matter if you killed one person or 20.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
21 Apr 08
yup. and they should shoot the tires out when that happenes
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@rlc456 (415)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Yes I think the police officer was right. I also think the 19 year old should be charged with manslaughter, he new what he was doing.
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