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ID:

459

Date:

2009-10-20

Headline:

Review: Soldiers broke law in shooting response

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Samson, AL

Summary:

An unnamed officer at an Alabama army base violated the Posse Comitatus Act in dispatching 22 military personnel in response to a shooting spree near Samson, Alabama, the Army's Inspector General concluded. The report, dated August 10 and released October 19, referred to an incident in which a man shot ten people before killing himself; local law enforcement authorities were overwhelmed by the sudden violence.

Keywords:

Alabama, shooting, military, law enforcement, Army, inspector general, base, Posse Comitatus Act

URL:

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/10/ap_army_rucker_shootings_response_101909/


Agencies:

DOD

States:

AL

Categories:

military


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