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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mader claimed he was fired because he did not shoot a black man with a gun on the night of May 6, 2016 when, as a probationary officer, Mader was the first to respond to the scene of an alleged domestic disturbance.


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In Mader's account, he arrived to find an "emotionally upset, but not aggressive or violent" Ronald "R.J." Williams, 23, of Pittsburgh, attempting to commit "suicide by cop" and pleading with Mader to shoot him, according to the lawsuit filing.


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Mader, a U.S. Marine who served in Afghanistan, said he used his training to determine that, though Williams had a silver handgun which was later confirmed to be unloaded, he was only a threat to himself, no one else -- including Mader.

#1 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-02-13 04:56 PM | Reply

The weird thing is this actually makes the case for police having military training. As opposed to just giving them military equipment.

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-02-14 04:22 AM | Reply

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