Santa Monica College (SMC) Shooting near Obama visit

Mishka

New Member
pardon for the gravedig, but does anyone know why the report is taking nearly two years to release? the elliot rodger report apparently has been released two weeks ago, any reason why the SMC shooting is more complex?
 

Whitebeard

Senior Member.
pardon for the gravedig, but does anyone know why the report is taking nearly two years to release? the elliot rodger report apparently has been released two weeks ago, any reason why the SMC shooting is more complex?
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Santa_Monica_shooting
A report of the shooting released on March 2014 later revealed that the reason behind the quick police response was Obama's presence, which required a large number of police officers and also specialized tactical resources in the area.
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and the full report is here
http://www.smgov.net/uploadedFiles/...ta Monica Shooting Experience verFeb 2014.pdf
 

Mishka

New Member
that is not a police report. that is a report regarding the success of emergency response.

notice that it does not mention forensics?
 

AltoidSBS

New Member
(Longtime lurker, new poster, as I have some experience in this matter).

There's likely not a single "police report" that covers the entire case, especially considering the suspect was killed.

It may be done slightly differently in California, but in my state (Pennsylvania) police file a publicly available "affidavit of probable cause" when charging a suspect. That document wouldn't include precise details of say, a forensic investigation, but is instead meant only to provide enough evidence to file charges. When the suspect is dead, no such document is filed.

When the suspect is dead, the most informative documents would probably be a coroner's report (which details cause of death, etc.) and possibly search warrant returns (which, if released to the public, would reveal officers' findings from searching, say, the suspect's home).

Unless it's done in a wildly different fashion in California, you probably won't find a publicly available document that describes forensic evidence in great detail.
 
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