Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Murder Arrest & Minneapolis Cops Put On Leave

KSTP News reports the swift arrest of a murder suspect in the killing of the pizza delivery driver last Sunday night.

Minneapolis Police Tuesday arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of the pizza deliveryman who was killed Sunday night in north Minneapolis.

Jermaine Mack-Lynch, 20, of Minneapolis, was arrested at 12: 30 p.m. Tuesday without incident in the 1500 block of Newton Ave. N. He was arrested for Probable Cause Murder and will be booked into Hennepin County Jail.

A case will be presented to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office for consideration of charges.
Let's hope this alleged thug will lead the police to his alleged co-conspirators. Great work by the Minneapolis Police.

That said, several officers have been placed on paid leave following the take-down of a belligerent suspect: "Minneapolis Police confront knife wielding man".

A caller stated her friend was suffering from a possible methamphetamine overdose. When firefighters arrived, they were confronted by a 32 year old man who was wielding a knife and threatening to harm him self and others.

In light of the threat to firefighters and other people's safety, Firefighters called for Minneapolis Police Department officers to assist with the confrontational person...Officers attempted to intervene with the person brandishing the knife. An officer deployed a Taser, but despite its effects, the person continued to struggle with multiple officers.

The man was subdued, however his medical condition deteriorated; he was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. The victim is still hospitalized at HCMC.
The "victims" here are the officers, not the crazed drug fiend. Let's not forget who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. This creep is lucky the warm and fuzzy crowd now expects officers to treat the mentally disturbed with kid gloves (placing the good guys in more danger, of course). He's lucky he didn't get shot.

And let's get these officers back on the street as soon as possible to deal with the ongoing Minneapolis Quagmire.