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DA: No criminal charges in BART officer's friendly fire death

Original post made on May 31, 2014

No criminal charges will be filed in the fatal shooting of BART police Sgt. Thomas "Tommy" Smith during a probation search at an apartment in Dublin in January, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office said in a long-awaited report released Friday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 30, 2014, 3:27 PM

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Posted by Former BART rider
a resident of another community
on May 31, 2014 at 5:29 am

Perhaps we should reconsider whether or not we want the BART Police to carry guns. They don't seem to be very skilled with them.

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 2, 2014 at 8:31 am

I totally agreed with "Former BART Rider"

This was a very sad and stupid event. Officer Smith should have never ended up getting shot. The BART Police just do not have it altogether.

Lack of training I guess or just too trigger happy or too damn scared when they are in a situation of danger.

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini, from Alamo

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