Sunday, August 30, 2009

Iowa Police Shooting

From this past 31 July. The actual shooting isn't captured on tape although the audio was. Here's the article link.
  • The Davenport police officer who shot a man on the Centennial Bridge last week was "reasonable and justified" in his actions during a seconds-long life-or-death struggle, Scott County Attorney Mike Walton announced Thursday.

    Steven Mallory, 39, was seriously injuring officer Clif Anderson and would have continued to do so if Anderson did not shoot him twice with his Glock .40-caliber handgun, Walton said.

    The first shot to Mallory's chest hit his lungs and heart and is believed to be the shot that killed him, Walton said. The second entered his torso near his spleen and went through his body.

And here's the video link. Notice how fast this entire incident goes to shit. The lack of positive contacts by the Taser demonstrates the limitations of this particular tool. And if the off-duty cop hadn't shown up, we can only wonder if the officer would have gotten his gun out to kill his assailant.

The shooting was ruled justified a week or so later. The copper will need plastic surgery where the assailant bit off part of his face. An ugly attack that could have been a lot worse.

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Anonymous Coconut Bar Lover said...

My gosh.
I can't beleive it.
Thank goodness for the ODPO.
Really good video.
Oh heavens, another democrat gone.
Shit happens.

8/30/2009 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive been a police officer for several years now and seeing video like this still scares the shit out of me. its hard to put ourselves in that officers shoes in that situation. I think he did a fantastic job. you know what the sad thing is, during this whole video I was questioning if I would have shot or not. its not because i felt the officer was wrong, but it is all the crap that has been pushed into my head by this liberal city and department who will now hang you out to dry and pick everything you do apart and question it as if we screwed up... that is what the sad thing, if it was me and I would not have shot would i be dead right now?? maybe i would. i just got a pretty good wake up call watching this. boys and girls, please just remember your training and the first and foremost important thing when thinking about shooting is your physical survival. dont worry about lawsuits, getting fired or anything else. if your getting your ass kicked you survival comes first. what ever else happens after that happens. go home to your family. Ill take a lawsuit or suspension time anyday... lawsuits pass, death does not. be careful boys and girls.

8/30/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes.

8/30/2009 12:35:00 AM  
Blogger RAG said...

Thanks, SCC, for breaking this out.

Prayers for Officer Anderson and high fives for Det. Weakley.

8/30/2009 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good shoot office. My thoughts and prayers go out to this officer and thank god the motherfucker who attacked him is dead and the officer is alive.

8/30/2009 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job Davenport PD

8/30/2009 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking animals!

8/30/2009 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The piece of shit got what he deserved. The pictures of the officers injuries are also linked to that main page.

8/30/2009 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous CJ said...

That's quite a vid. I read the linked news stories, and some details are IMO worth noting. The deceased was 6'3" and 285 pounds, with an extensive criminal record of violent offences including assaulting Davenport police officers. He assaulted a volunteer at a feed-the-homeless type operation in Davenport and then started walking across the bridge to Illinois. He bit off an eyebrow of the officer trying to arrest him -- in his previous conviction for assaulting police he had also bitten an officer. The off-duty detective who arrived just in time is from another force in another state (East Moline, IL). May I suggest updating your post to include some of this. Best.

8/30/2009 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless every Officer out there. Stay Safe everyone.

8/30/2009 03:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing the officers in car camera captured this incident. What can the liberals say now?

8/30/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job officer. Glad you're okay and can work another day. God Speed.

8/30/2009 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why we need videos. If this had happened in Englewood, you can bet the whole incident would have be reported totally different. The "why why," then attack the offender did would be at the mercy of case reporting instead of what actually happened. Officer is lucky that detective was around, he would have lost that fight. Taser had absolutely no effect as well (another reason why we need video)...and shotguns.

8/30/2009 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When off duty I always look to make sure that a stop is going well. I know we would all want extra help if something went wrong. And being a couple thousand short who knows how far that help is at anytime.

8/30/2009 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Job well done to Officer Anderson and wishes for a speedy recovery.

A fellow officer.

8/30/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again the deadly hazard of a one man unit on an assignment

8/30/2009 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might want to provide a little context. The video makes it look like the dead guy was just walking down the street and the cop stopped him for no particular reason.

It turns out the guy was wanted for attacking someone a few minutes prior.

8/30/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE PO was alone when he confronted a big guy, I mean this guy/offender had to be at least 6'5 and over 250 lbs. We must understand even with the taser a big guy is a big guy.

I used the taser on a similar subject and it took me 3 pulls of the trigger and direct contact to get compliance. We always must have back up when we confront a determined offender who has nothing to lose.

PS. NO SUCH THING AS "BULLSHIT JOB"
I HOPE THE DISPATCHERS AT OEMC GET THIS MESSAGE !!

8/30/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This would have been an attempted disarming in a matter of seconds.
Aux. duty weapon is really important in this day and age.

8/30/2009 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taser is worthless,wood shampoo more effective.

8/30/2009 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The offender refused to obey the PO's orders and then struck him.

Shot in self defense.

Case closed.

Best wishes to this PO as he recuperates from his injuries. The POS offender got what he deserved. The taser seems ineffective and if I were on a jury, I'd justify the PO shooting him for refusing a direct order.

8/30/2009 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy fuck

8/30/2009 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous CPD RETIRED said...

I'm retired from the CPD.

On a couple of occasions, I have come upon a solo on-duty officer in need of help (10-1).

Instinctively, I stopped and assisted him, resolving the melee before the first wave of squad cars responding to the 10-1 arrived.

However, one on-duty officer who arrived after the slowdown had already been given told me "you're not on the job anymore. Get the fuck outta here."

Is this officer a part of "the new breed"? The officer that I assisted was most grateful for my help.

8/30/2009 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always carry off duty!

8/30/2009 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless off-duty Det. Jim Weakley, East Moline PD. He just may have saved Davenport PD Officer Anderson's life.

8/30/2009 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God this turned out okay. Good Job Officers!

8/30/2009 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must see video. That Dicktective was johnny on the spot. He's not there and the officer probably loses that street fight and more. Any tyson-holyfield fight flashbacks anyone?

8/30/2009 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous angelo pappas said...

hero. i try to stop anytime I see a single copper engaged in a stop. I don't do it 100 percent of the time thou. this off duty copper is a hero. no stop is routine. please be safe out there and go home.

8/30/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again this is one of the reasons we give professional courtesy, the off-duty guy was from another department, other people stopped on the bridge but only the p/o stopped.
So to all you from wisconsin, Indiana, southern US, and sadly even other CPD, remember off-duty p/os maybe ur only back up...

8/30/2009 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

You might want to provide a little context. The video makes it look like the dead guy was just walking down the street and the cop stopped him for no particular reason.

It turns out the guy was wanted for attacking someone a few minutes prior.


Context was provided in the first link that related the entire story, start to finish. We usually assume our readers are smart enough to click both links when we provide them.

You might want to provide context in your comment though - where you say, "...the dead guy was just walking down the street..." The dead don't usually walk...unless we're talking about a Wes Craven flick.

8/30/2009 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any animal that does THAT to our police, I have no sympathy for. If I am driving down the street and I see someone doing that to a cop, I am coming out of my vehicle and helping that cop. I will be careful to stay off to one side of the offender, fully expecting the officer to open fire.

8/30/2009 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

be careful boys and girls.

8/30/2009 12:20:00 AM

You said boys and girls twice in your post, is there something you're not telling us?

(fuck 'em if he can't take a joke!)
Thanks for the post!

8/30/2009 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May I suggest updating your post to include some of this. Best.

8/30/2009 02:00:00 AM

No thanks, I know how to read AND use a computer.

8/30/2009 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might want to provide a little context. The video makes it look like the dead guy was just walking down the street and the cop stopped him for no particular reason.

It turns out the guy was wanted for attacking someone a few minutes prior.

8/30/2009 09:20:00 AM

IT TURNS OUT? Please try to keep up to speed with us here, you're making it boring for the smarter ones.
BTW Guy walking down the street sees a store sign that says BRAINS FOR SALE. So he walks in.
He says, "How much is a doctor's brain?"

The manager says, "$100 bucks."

The guy says, "How much is a nurse's brain?"

The manager says, "$500 bucks."

The guy says, "How much is a lawyer's brain?"

The manager says, "$1000 bucks."

The guy asks, "Why is the lawyer's brain so much?"

The man says, "Because it's never been used!"

8/30/2009 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the dead guy was just walking down the street and the cop stopped him for no particular reason.

8/30/2009 09:20:00 AM

You're starting to sound like the dead guy walking, he wasn't too smart either...in fact, he's less stupid NOW.

8/30/2009 03:18:00 PM  
Blogger OLD*6970 said...

GOOD SHOOT*

SERVE AND PROTECT...

PROTECT YOURSELF 1ST*

TASERS ARE OK FOR SKINNY MUTTS...

BE SAFE*

NEVER FORGET*

8/30/2009 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous 38 and Gone said...

As a retired CPD PO I feel the same as 10:17 AM. When ever I see a stop by any PO(s) I always slow down and assess. I might be too old to kick ass and take names but I can always call 911 if things are going South.

I am really glad that the East Moline, "ILLINOIS"(underlined and bold italic) Detective has not been indicted (ala Mette) by the District Attorney of the Iowa County where this occurred. POs no matter jurisdiction should always be able to backup a fellow PO without fear.

8/30/2009 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the Iowa officer and a speedy recovery. The East Moline P.O. is a hero.

8/30/2009 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bad guy looked up and the look on his face was priceless. "damn joe...that was pretty fuckin dumb of me...woo woo woo."

8/30/2009 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Officer "X" said...

I watched the video and fortunately you can't see the brutal attack on the Officer or the fatal shots being fired.

Mallory was a big dude and he had no intentions of cooperating. His body language demonstrates this clearly. He was looking for an opportunity during the entire encounter.

Arm chair quarterback all you like. That Officer is lucky he sustained injuries that weren't life threatening. He will be reminded of his encounter every time he looks in the mirror and sees his disfigured face.

Speedy recovery sir and job well done!

8/30/2009 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous DPDcopper said...

Im on the job in Davenport and read SCC regularly. Thanks for covering this SCC, reminds everyone that shit doesn't just go down in the big city. I had been one of the last to arrest Mallory prior to this incident and he was known to fight police. This incident started earlier in the morning when he launched an unprovoked attack against another homeless person at a local food pantry about 10 blocks away from where he was killed. He fled the scene prior to officers arrival there and it was reported he had last been seen on foot towards the Centennial Bridge. Anderson located him and the rest you can see in the video. When the Taser was deployed one of the probes missed Mallory, going over his right shoulder so only one probe found its mark in Mallory's chest, thus it was ineffective. Reminder that this is just a tool and never rely on it to work! Always assume it will fail and if it works, great. Anderson is still off work but he is doing very well. He will need plastic surgery to repair the damage but we're all glad that he's with us and Mallory is no longer a problem. Many of the people we deal with here in the QuadCities are now from Chicago since they are being pushed from the city to the suburb areas then to here because housing is cheap and the City of Davenport offers free services to them. Be safe out there, and thanks for the words of encouragement for our officer, I will be sure to pass them along.

8/30/2009 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:17 AM (CPD Retired)

If your story is true, the asshole that gave you the hard time should be fired. An apology is not enough. When I have a 10-1, I don't question who bails me out, be it citizens or police officers, active, off-duty or retired. I am grateful.

Can you at least give his initials and unit of assignment? He has to be a total jagoff that should have been psyched off the job.

8/30/2009 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This video & story is amazing. I see things that you will never see here in Chicago. 1st the officer has his Taser out as he approaches they offender(that could never be done here as people will cry about pookies rights). Then he is shot and killed and within a week they clear him and say that it was a justified shootuing and go public with their findings(here it would take a year and they would NEVER go public and say that the officer was right). Then they handcuff the offender after he is shot and let him lay there while they wait for the Ambo to take care of him(here the fake revs and public would say that they treated him like an animial by letting him lay there). And he isn't catching flack for shooting the offender while another officer was standing right next to the POS.

Do you think that this city will ever do anything like that for the CPD?

8/30/2009 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the city of davenport owes these officers a tall glass o beer. god bless you

8/30/2009 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why it's totally bullshit for officers to work 99. NO MATTER WHERE YOU WORK AT. Whether it's Iowa or a "slow district". At anytime you have to respond to a call or an on view disturbance. And when officers are 99, that is when the offender feels (especially if the offender is a big dude and a trained fighter. That is what they are doing when they get locked up. They actually train to disarm officers and kick our ass!) he can kick the P.O.'s ass or worse; kill him.

8/30/2009 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a female P.O. I am 5'4 and 105 pounds. My worst nightmare is to confront an offender who will attack me and do great bodily harm to me.

So if that ever happens to me where a very large offender wants to come towards me and fight me. Fuck it. I will shoot his ass. And then leave the rest to the jury. I really don't care what happens.

I think too many of us care too much about the aftermath of a shooting. Let's face it, if a POS offender is going to attack you, he is going to really do a number on you and then kill you.

8/30/2009 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:17 PM (CPD Retired)

I can't believe that any cop would curse you for assisting a police officer in a 10-1. If this is true, the a--hole shouldn't be on the job. Period.

8/30/2009 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Again this is one of the reasons we give professional courtesy, the off-duty guy was from another department, other people stopped on the bridge but only the p/o stopped.
So to all you from wisconsin, Indiana, southern US, and sadly even other CPD, remember off-duty p/os maybe ur only back up...

8/30/2009 12:29:00 PM


I'd have stopped if I saw something like that (and I'm not even a cop). The problem with getting out of your car and helping is that we're not allowed to carry firearms. Unarmed against a guy that big, anyone - cop or not - would have a hard time escaping injury let alone felonious assault.

Can you imagine if this shit went down in Utah, Montana, Alaska, Vermont, New Hampshire, etc?
Legalize CCW and more people will c

8/30/2009 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this officer a part of "the new breed"? The officer that I assisted was most grateful for my help.

8/30/2009 10:17:00 AM

YES

8/30/2009 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous 53-9 said...

DPD Copper...

I did my academy in Davenport (14th class, I believe) when DPD had its own and bomb training at Rock Island Arsenal. Lead instructors were Capt. Dave Robnett and Sgt. Hank Wohlers. Dave is now deceased (RIP). Good people.

From my academy notebook:

1. Never draw your weapon unless you're prepared to use it.

2. If you shoot, shoot to kill.

3. It's better to be tried by 12 than carried by six.

4. Shoot/Don't Shoot criteria: ability, opportunity, jeopardy.

Other good people were Det. Ted Carroll and his wife, Jan, from Scott County Sheriff.

Other readers...

Although Dubuque isn't a particularly small city, the Quad Cities (misnamed as there are more than four) actually is a metro area with urban law enforcement challenges. And, in my day, off-duty and/or out-of-town were irrelevant. We got the job done first and worried about the paperwork later.

8/31/2009 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohio has to be about the worst place. I once stopped to help a trooper who had a flat tire. We got talking and he told me how he gets pissed when an off duty officer badges him.

I listed to Mr. Crew Cut and then asked if he ever carried his gun while off duty. He said yes and then I asked him what he would do if he was on duty and saw a bulge and didn't know the person he stopped was a cop. "I never thought of it that way," he said. No shit. The academy can teach you a lot of things but common sense isn't always one of them.

8/31/2009 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Is this officer a part of "the new breed"? The officer that I assisted was most grateful for my help.

8/30/2009 10:17:00 AM

i have 4 years on and i hate being lumped in with the rest of these 'NEW BREEDS' brother if i showed up on 10-1 and i saw you there i would be more than greatful..

8/31/2009 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nicely done ... very nice

8/31/2009 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

However, one on-duty officer who arrived after the slowdown had already been given told me "you're not on the job anymore. Get the fuck outta here."

Is this officer a part of "the new breed"? The officer that I assisted was most grateful for my help.

8/30/2009 10:17:00 AM
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Whoever that guy was, fuck him. I would do the same as you, and I would hope any copper worth his salt would as well. Nobody else out there gives a fuck about us, we better at least look out for each other. Thanks brother.

8/31/2009 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IOWA LAW SUCKS!! Why is this garbage still on the streets with that criminal background? Sounds like COOK COUNTY, this job is getting more dangerous every year.

Try and wait for backup- PLEASE

8/31/2009 08:14:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

"Never draw your weapon unless you're prepared to use it." - 12:01 AM

While I basically agree with our brother from the Quad Cities, I would like to clarify his above statement.

Most of my career, I have worked the bloody streets of the West and South Sides plus Cabrini-Green at its worst.

I have been blessed. I have never had to shoot and kill anyone (a partner saved our lives with the cap trick from a cop-killer wannabe on the very first job of my career at 358 1/2 S. Pulaski Rd. in 011).

Notwithstanding, I had my gun drawn at my side several times a tour when working Fillmo'. While I may have approached subject(s) with a polite smile, I sent them a respectful yet tacit message with blue steel drawn and visible at my side: Don't even think about it or you're dead!

I'll be damned if I'm gonna play "quick draw" with some armed mutt having the reflexes of a Devin Hester.

In the bridge incident, I'd like to think that all of us, off-duty or retired, would stop to assist on the lone officer's 10-1 as did Det. Jim Weakley, East Moline PD.

I know that 018 P.O. David Donovan would agree. Right, David?

8/31/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Officer is lucky that detective was around, he would have lost that fight. Taser had absolutely no effect as well (another reason why we need video)...and shotguns.

++++++++

I don't think a SHOTGUN would've been a good thing to use here...to long a barrel for this particular animal to get a hold of. That was ONE BIG MOTHERFUCKER...
I wouldn't have wasted time with a fucking TASER either...
as soon as I'd sized that motherfucker up, I would have thought to myself, "I can see a whole lot of pain coming my way if this jagoff tries to go off on my 5'10" 210LB frame...my Sig will put a quick stop to his ass so let me grab THIS tool off my toolbelt, instead."

I ain't sayin' nothin'...
I'm just sayin'

8/31/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

However, one on-duty officer who arrived after the slowdown had already been given told me "you're not on the job anymore. Get the fuck outta here."

Is this officer a part of "the new breed"? The officer that I assisted was most grateful for my help.


___________________________________

Actually the Officers that don't even want on duty help are the rickety old crotch rocket Vitalis police.

This has been my experience. The Vitalis Cops often will tell new people, "if I want your help on my calls, I will ask for it."
Believe it or not there are strokes in both the vitalis and the hair gel ranks

8/31/2009 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job Officer!!!! Hope you are well! God Bless All of our Police Officers!!! A Sister in Blue (CPD)... Remember no city is too big & no town is too small...can happen anywhere!!!!

8/31/2009 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point, NorthSide

I've always worked fast districts. When in doubt, have your weapon drawn. Better safe than dead. When I'm off duty and see a 10-99 unit with a street stop, I always check things out before I drive on.

8/31/2009 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is a special place in hell for assholes who make the police shoot them.
rot in hell U animal

8/31/2009 08:41:00 PM  

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