JusThis / Brand of Justice

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Finally the Cops get it Right!

I watched the video and considered his actions. I hadn't heard about this incident until attached email arrived.

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The officer has been identified as Michael Rapiejko. Warren said Rapiejko was put on a standard administrative leave because the incident was considered use of force. The Pima County Attorney's Office cleared Rapiejko of any wrongdoing and he is back on the force, Warren said.

So driving over a suspect armed with a gun is not excessive force.

I Like the fact that this did not come out for several weeks before the investigation was completed

I figure it's deadly force being used to halt the actions of a man not acting rational. He stole a rifle and ammo. He's walking down a street and is either suicidal and/or homicidal and pointing the rifle up under his chin. This could be a ploy to keep the officers at bay until he can kill someone. Rifles, my friends, are a nasty weapon. Officer Rapiejko should be given a special commendation for his: Thinking fast, Making the proper determination regarding how to handle the situation and For saving the mans life. That's right, if this saga would have been allowed to play out, the officers could have gotten in a shoot out. An officer could have been killed. Perhaps the man would have shot himself.

I concur with the last point regarding how the police have an ability to be none responsive with the public.

The man who got ran over is in the soup by-the-way. His attorney doesn't understand how the cops saved her clients' life. I mean . . . Here is living proof that attorneys don't know everything and in some cases, they don't know squat. Oh come now, Cohen-Metzer, are you really this naive or just pretending so as to get your hands on some cash?


  1. So here are some of the facts that the police knew about the guy carrying the weapon. Because of the things this guy did before being hit with the cop car.

    Valencia faces 15 charges, including three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of armed robbery and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited possessor. Cohen-Metzger said he had a prior record.

    His next court appearance is May 18. He is in the Pima County Jail.

    Authorities said no charges have been brought against the officer.

    So in a short period of time these crimes where tying up many members of this small force. Therefore there were no a great number of police available to set up a large perimeter to so call limit the movements of the suspect. If you view the video It was a very short distance to a home and he could have sprinted to the homes front door and gained entrance and then caused a major stand off that could have had a very different outcome.

    I have survived 34 year on the street doing my duty to saving lives and property and made tons of what if decisions with seconds to respond and when you look at all of the facts in the rear view mirror. This was by far the best action based on all the facts. Like a solider pin a metal of this hero and pat him on the back.

    Well done my hero may you live long and collect your pension knowing you may have saved many more lives.

    Still Anonymous

  2. Agreed . . . this officer made a quick decision and ended a bad situation.

  3. Agreed . . . this officer made a quick decision and ended a bad situation.