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BART ID's officer who fatally shot colleague in Dublin search

Original post made on Jan 28, 2014

BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey Monday confirmed that Det. Michael Maes, a law enforcement veteran, was the officer who fatally shot Det. Sgt. Tommy Smith in an apparent accident during a probation search in Dublin last Tuesday.

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 28, 2014 at 9:50 am

Well it appears all the training in the world will not prevent an accident or a human error mistake.

Someone did something wrong to cause one of the officers to immediately fire his hand gun at another officer, especially when they had the person of interest in jail already.

I still wonder if the plain clothes officers were wearing their chest pocket flip badges that Id's them as a police person. This is a strange and disappointing situation.

Oh yes, and why no cameras????? Or is there a cover-up happening right in front of us. Rules are rules and they must be followed through no matter what...of course unless you are hiding something.

I do not believe this was an accident...I think this was a stupid human over-reacting mistake. There is a difference between an accident and the human error mistake.

Well it really doesn't matter which one it happened and families are hurting on both sides.

Just my opinion, Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo