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Week 362
December 7, 2007
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Calif. commanding officers may be indicted for other officer's shooting




Former Eureka Chief David Douglas, left, and Lt. Tony Zanotti may be indicted for their command roles in a fatal shooting of an EDP wielding a flare gun.
(Photo courtesy of The Eureka Times-Standard)

EUREKA, Calif. — The expected grand jury indictments of former Eureka Police Chief David Douglas and Lt. Tony Zanotti would be unprecedented ground for Humboldt County, and possibly the nation.

"This is the first time I've heard of an indictment of police officers in the command aspect of a situation who weren't actually involved in the shootings themselves," said legal expert Peter Keane.

The grand jury chose not to indict the officers who fired the fatal shots at an EDP ... Full Story
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Night Vision: Eliminating confusion
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Shotgun firing stance
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