Thomas Reynolds: Justice not served in Dillon cop case |

Thomas Reynolds: Justice not served in Dillon cop case

Thomas Reynolds

This past week, officer Brian Brady from the Dillon Police Dept. had his chance in court to clear his name relative to claims made by others that he exceeded the basic use of force guidelines when he found it necessary to subdue an already handcuffed suspect. There has been much speculation about this case. But the bottom line is that justice was not served due to a procedural error/misinterpretation on the part of our district attorney prosecuting the case.

Sadly, both sides lost. It has cost officer Brady considerable money. And his name and actions have not had a chance to be cleared in the open public court.

The other losers were the officers from another jurisdiction who reported what they perceived as a breech of code. They crossed the “blue line” we have all heard can exist in other police communities. It took courage on their part and that of their bosses to present their reports to the district attorney. Mind you, these community servants work with and depend on each other in dangerous situations. So they knew the risks, but as community servants they did what they thought was right.

Unless this case is somehow revisited by District Attorney Mark Hurlbert and his staff, neither parties actions will be vindicated.

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