snoqueen wrote:Along with the source in link form.
Its mentioned here, which is citing the Wray complaint:http://www.channel3000.com/news/heenans ... index.html
As I have learned more about this story, I believe Heimsness was not a good police officer, perhaps even terrible (although I used to think highly of him previously due to his presence on this forum) and I hope he is an exception, rather than the rule.
There is no evidence that had another officer responded to the Royko-Maurer call for help, would the outcome been any different. Lots of bad decisions were made by everyone that night. Why didn't Paul find the right front door (he was new to the neighborhood and drunk)? Why was the Royko-Maurer front door unlocked (it was a simple mistake that anyone can make)? Why did Amelia Royko-Maurer call the police when her husband said the situation was OK (she was scared for her family)? Why did Paul turn on Nate Royko-Maurer and then Heimsness (he was drunk)? Why didn't Nate Royko-Maurer yell "He's not a burglar, he's drunk! Don't shoot!" instead of "He's my neighbor!" (because he was scared and it happened really fast)? Why did Heimsness fire (because he was trained that way, he was scared, and it seems he has a history of making bad choices with his gun)?
There are at least six moments in this story where the outcome is completely different (even more if you want to go back further in the evening) and Paul Heenan wakes up the next morning hungover and maybe embarrassed. Heimsness pulled the trigger and shouldn't be a cop anymore for a bunch of reasons, but he's not the only reason Paul is dead and its a sad story for everyone.