We've tracked countless cases here where cops were able to keep their jobs after killing unarmed people, killing people after responding to the wrong house, killing people and then lying about it ... the list goes on.
Give the Weirton, West Virginia, police chief some credit. He's come up with a new spin on the the same problem. He just fired a cop for not killing someone.
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
"After responding to a report of a domestic incident on May 6 in Weirton, W.Va., then-Weirton police officer Stephen Mader found himself confronting an armed man.
"Immediately, the training he had undergone as a Marine to look at "the whole person" in deciding if someone was a terrorist, as well as his situational police academy training, kicked in and he did not shoot.
"'I saw then he had a gun, but it was not pointed at me,' Mr. Mader recalled, noting the silver handgun was in the man's right hand, hanging at his side and pointed at the ground.