US News Officer paid $175K after being fired for not shooting suspect

12:20  13 february  2018
12:20  13 february  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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A police officer in West Virginia was paid $ 175 ,000 after he was fired for not shooting a distressed suspect holding a gun during a domestic disturbance.

A former police officer in West Virginia, who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Weirton Police Department after he was fired for refusing to shoot a distressed African-American suspect holding a gun, was paid $ 175 ,000 in settlement, reports said Monday.

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A police officer in West Virginia has been fired after his failure to properly use force in an incident involving an unloaded firearm. Police Officer Fired For Not Shooting Suspect 5/5 (2). A.K. 2016-09-15.

A former West Virginia police officer who says he was fired for not shooting a suspect in 2016 will get a $ 175 ,000 settlement from his former department. Mader was placed on probation after the chief accused him of putting officers at risk because he didn't shoot .

A police officer in West Virginia was paid $175,000 (£126,000) after he was fired for not shooting a distressed suspect holding a gun during a domestic disturbance.

Officer Stephen Mader had filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Weirton Police Department after he was fired in 2016 for not shooting Ronald "R.J." Williams Jr., who had been holding an unloaded handgun when police responded to the disturbance.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd © Provided by The Hill "At the end of the day, I'm happy to put this chapter of my life to bed," Mader said. "The events leading to my termination were unjustified, and I'm pleased a joint resolution has been met. My hope is that no other person on either end of a police call has to go through this again."

Mader told CNN that Williams was "visibly choked up," and decided that he did not pose a threat.

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“ Firing me for it, it’s less of an eyebrow-raiser then to say the other officers are justified in what they did — which I think they were .” Mr. Mader, 25, thought his hiring by the city in July, 2015, in a job that would pay him about ,000 the first Breaking: 3 officers shot , 1 suspect deceased in Georgia.

Obama aide: ‘we’d be impeached’ if US taxpayers paid million for a Air Force One refrigerator for us. A former police officer sued a West Virginia city on Wednesday, saying he was fired for endangering colleagues after he chose not to shoot and kill a man who was brandishing a gun during

The officer tried to get Williams to put his gun down. He raised it, however, when two other officers arrived on the scene and was shot and killed.

Officer Stephen Mader had filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Weirton Police Department after he was fired in 2016 for not shooting Ronald © Facebook Officer Stephen Mader had filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Weirton Police Department after he was fired in 2016 for not shooting Ronald "R.J." Williams Jr. (Facebook) A separate probe found that the officers who shot Wiliams were justified in their actions.

Mader's lawsuit says he was fired due to his "failure to meet probationary standards of an officer" and "apparent difficulties in critical incident reasoning," according to CNN.

Weirton City Manager Travis Blosser told the network that Mader was fired for "a totality of circumstances."

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Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip .
President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI Saturday night, saying the agency "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are "spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. "Trump said on Twitter: "This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!"The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack.

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