Thursday, October 02, 2008

Cop Commits Suicide After Taser Death

Oh man, this story was horrible before, and it just got much worse:

A police lieutenant committed suicide Thursday, days after he ordered another officer to fire a stun gun at a naked, distraught man who then fell to his death, police said.

The body of Lt. Michael Pigott, a 21-year police veteran, was found in a police locker room at a former airfield in Brooklyn, New York, dead apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Paul Browne, deputy commissioner for public information. He used a weapon that was not his, police said.

Condolences to the officer's family and friends. What a tragedy.



The Metropolitician said...

Condolences? Justice was served. A life for a life. You murder someone? Putting a gun in your mouth and pulling the trigger is balancing the scales.

I have zero sympathy for that pig.

It may sound harsh, but it's true. Too many of these pigs have been murdering men of color with impunity. And these are just the ones who are caught. Had he not been, and his life destroyed by this mistake, he wouldn't have felt the guilt.

He'd be laughing about it at a pub with his cop buddies.

The world is lighter one corrupt cop. And I'm not sorry for it.

Anonymous said...

This police officer is a person who took responsibility for his actions, unfortunately in the most extreme way. Only a very brave person can do that. Rest in peace.

LT said...

I agree with anonymous.

Bpaul said...

I, too, refuse to spit on his grave.

I think Tazers are a hazard to society and need to be eliminated -- I am one degree of separation from a kid who was tazed to the point of cardiac arrest and brain-injury. They are being used as torture devices, and I'm against them.


Anonymous said...

I have no sympathy for this guy but I blame the higher ups for this crisis in NYC. This is exactly what this is, a crisis. The cops here are not qualified for the job at hand and they will go out of their way to overreact to a sitution.

Fact is the number of police brutality cases are sharply increasing because the pay of the officers are decreasing. They are now allowing anybody to become a cop who would be a criminal otherwise. In other areas surrounding NYC you would never hear anything like this and it is a shame.

This particular officer was mentally weak because he could not take accountability for his own actions. Surely he would not have met the same fate as the person whom his actions killed.

Anonymous said...


LT said...

I have sympathy for him. He's human. He made a mistake. And i especially have sympathy for his family and friends.

BPaul - right on. The worst part is that they're regularly used on the mentally ill. They've killed mentally ill people with Tasers. Christ.

Anonymous said...

Has a donation account been established for the officers family?


Anonymous said...

if you're interested ina donation account....what about a donation account for the family of the guy that got tazered?