PD Roundup: Nut Kill, Suicide, Coverup, Cameras Cleared
There's even worse news up in Mount Vernon, where a civil lawsuit charged that a cop-on-cop homicide previously dismissed in court -- partly on the grounds that the slain officer had not identified himself -- was actually the willful shooting of a police officer, and that Frank Oliveri "secreted" the badge of his victim, Christopher Ridley, to back up his story that he thought he was killing a lawbreaker. The suit also charges that Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore was in on the cover-up.
About the best news, from a civilian standpoint, is that cops are being officially reminded "that photography and videotaping in public areas is legal" -- possibly spurred by the case of Robert Taylor, whose bogus detention was widely noticed and may have embarrassed 1PP into action. Well, there's always "loitering" and "resisting arrest." Photo (cc) digiart2001.