GBI, District attorney talk Elmore shooting

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Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation met with District Attorney Ashley Wright on Monday to discuss the investigation into the death of Justin Elmore. According to a statement Tuesday, the GBI discussed witness statements, presented physical evidence and reviewed scene documents.

Final results from testing of some video evidence have not been received. Investigators are awaiting completion of further enhancement of the digital video evidence, which was outsourced, according to the GBI statement.

The evidence is needed to accurately depict the sequence of events and perspective at the time of the shooting, the statement said.

Mr. Elmore, 23, was fatally shot by police in December when he tried to run over deputies at the Cherry Tree Crossing public housing complex, authorities say. Police said they responded to a tip that Mr. Elmore had drugs and weapons in his vehicle.

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Nammy
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Nammy 02/04/09 - 03:00 am
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Man, I dread the findings of

Man, I dread the findings of this mess....

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/04/09 - 06:29 am
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Interesting that the

Interesting that the Chronicle ran an article explaining when deadly force and shooting in a moving vehicle is approved. Here is the Columbia County policy as stated in the article. "COLUMBIA COUNTY: Policy requires that officers not "voluntarily place themselves in front of an oncoming vehicle where use of deadly force is the probable outcome." The policy discourages firing at or from a moving vehicle, saying deputies should get out of the way."

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Riverman1 02/04/09 - 07:44 am
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So is the GBI going to

So is the GBI going to present a conclusion? Or is the outcome dependent simply on what the DA does with the evidence? What if the DA is in bed with the RCSO?

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 02/04/09 - 08:15 am
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I posted this under the

I posted this under the article for the deadly force. I think it applies here as well. "So by this, the officers in the Elmore case were dumbazzes who didn't know how to get out of the way? And since they shot through the side window of a vehicle, they were not in any threat situation. I am just wondering if policy is being enforced the same for all officers. I mean they got into a car chase, tried to box the vehicle in, and then decided to put themselves in harms way, then "oh crap" lets shoot our way out of this mess."

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 02/04/09 - 08:15 am
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I agree Riverman. Sounds like

I agree Riverman. Sounds like another good ol boy cover up soon.

change display name
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change display name 02/04/09 - 09:03 am
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You obviously don't know DA

You obviously don't know DA Wright. She is the most balanced, honest, non-good-ole-boy attorney I have ever dealt with. If she decides not to procecute, then she believes there is not enough evidence of a criminal act to go forward. That's it.

KingJames
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KingJames 02/04/09 - 09:04 am
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I wish the AC would have

I wish the AC would have waited until the investigation was over before they ran another story on this incident. All they are saying now is that the investigation is ongoing. We already knew that. I want the findings of the investigation, and I pray for continued calm as the Elmore family, the deputies involved in the shoting, and the city try to move forward. Until then, I would prefer that the AC do it's part in trying to maintain continued peace by being responsible enough to not run anymore updates or deadly force stories.

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Riverman1 02/04/09 - 09:20 am
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No one sees a conflict of

No one sees a conflict of interest with Ashley Wright in this case? My little joke about being in bed with the RCSO must have gone over a few heads. She should step down and a special prosecutor should be in charge of this case.

justus4
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justus4 02/04/09 - 09:37 am
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The fix is being evaluated.
Unpublished

The fix is being evaluated. "We" predicted these actions, based on previous events throughout the country. First, a blatant violation of Constitutional Rights & Civil Rights resulting in a death. Then, non-minority media muddy the waters with non-relevant backgroud info to sway public opinion against victim. Then, sworn officials work actively (behind the scenes) to obstruct justice by possibly not being forthcomings with available images and collude to provide cover for the shooting officer. 'We" also already know the outcome of this so called meeting referenced in the article. "They" don't want to charge the officer (the officer is a minority therefore expendable) so the public outcry V. maintaining the Blue Wall of Silence... This one could spiral out of control because there is an appearance that cops killing black men (some even hands cuffed behind their back) is a national past time. And so, "they" are using unsual care in going forward, but justice demands that the proper decision be made. And in this case, "we" know what that decision is...

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Riverman1 02/04/09 - 12:14 pm
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The Chronicle is being fair

The Chronicle is being fair in the matter. The other article today explaining exactly what the policy is concerning deadly force and shooting into vehicles represents factual reporting at its best. When the community knows there is not a cover-up and both sides are being represented fairly in the media, tensions are lessened. The community believes the truth will be reported and that a reasonable outcome is likely without resorting to dangerous demonstrations. The Chronicle gains credibility with all when it is accurate and publishing pertinent information even if one day we don't like the infomation given.

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Riverman1 02/04/09 - 03:09 pm
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I know how to do this. I have

I know how to do this. I have to sing the national anthem to the rodeo crowd. I support the RCSO war on crime. Other police departments are run by little girls. May George Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq…

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Riverman1 02/04/09 - 03:49 pm
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It is astounding that Ashley

It is astounding that Ashley Wright is going to be the final deciding authority on the Elmore killing. I had thought that the GBI would openly present their findings and recommendations, but it appears that will not be the case. Wright cohabitates with a Richmond County police officer if I’m not mistaken. From what I’ve read, she has been with him for a few years. Is this accurate or not? I’m asking. This is clearly a conflict of interest if it is true. She needs to be relieved from any decision making in the Elmore case. An independent prosecutor should be appointed immediately. Again, astounding.

ListenAndLearn
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ListenAndLearn 02/04/09 - 04:51 pm
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Unless she's cohabitating

Unless she's cohabitating with one of the officers involved in the shooting, where's the conflict? There might be if he's a higher up but not if he's got absolutely nothing to do with this incident (i.e. not in their Chain of Command). I can't say if she does or doesn't, to answer the question. Leave it to justus4 to start the "us" vs "them" thing, who the hell is "us" & who is "them"? "They" don't want to charge the officer (the officer is a minority therefore expendable) so the public outcry V. maintaining the Blue Wall of Silence." Please explain that one justus4. The first half of the sentence says they don't want to charge him; the 2nd half says he's expendable; which one is it? BTW it's either Thin Blue Line (police) or Code of Silence (omerta = Mafia), try not to mix the two. "May George Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq…" [filtered word] does that mean?

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Riverman1 02/04/09 - 04:59 pm
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KK....LOL...it's from the

KK....LOL...it's from the Borat movie.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 02/04/09 - 05:25 pm
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Any wonder why the sheriff

Any wonder why the sheriff doesn't want a citizens review board? Might find out what is really going on down there...

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