Hero Shoots Fellow Hero Eight Times

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…and “retires” with full benefits:

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —A day after the city of Albuquerque settled a lawsuit with an undercover detective shot by his own lieutenant, body camera footage of the shooting has been released.

In the video, undercover detective Jacob Grant was shot at least eight times by Lt. Greg Brachle.

The video shows Brachle exiting a truck and approaching the targeted vehicle. He then opens the back door of the car and fires several shots.

Brachle screams in shock after realizing he shot one of his own.

“I’m sorry,” Brachle screams. “I didn’t know it was you … I thought you were a bad guy.”

Grant survived the incident, but he has undergone multiple surgeries, and has been in and out of a hospital. He settled his lawsuit against the city for $6.5 million.

According to KOAT 7 Abc, the city has shelled out almost $40 million in settlements since 2010 when it comes to lawsuits facing the Albuquerque Police Department.

The city also agreed to pay for Grant’s medical expenses for the rest of his life and will receive a medical retirement.

The Police Oversight Agency recommended that Brachle be fired, but he retired before that could happen.

Edward Harness, the agency’s executive director, says that Brachle made mistakes that could have been prevented with common sense.

Brachle didn’t attend a briefing for the drug bust and responded when he learned that the bust was happening.

Not knowing specific details of the bust, Brachle interjected and shot his own colleague.

“It should have been evident to Brachle where Grant was in that car,” Harness said.

In the body camera video, Brachle was listening to radio communications where both of the suspects were described as African-American.

Harness says that Brachle should have known who Grant was the moment he opened the door of the car.

This is not the first shooting Brachle has been involved in. According to a lawsuit filed in 2000, a man was in a fight with his ex-wife and a neighbor. The suit claims Brachle shot the man as he left the house with his hands in the air.

According to the report, the man was charged with assault on a peace officer.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. When I was a lad. I’d sometimes play Cowboys and Indians. By myself with scale model toys. Or with my friends using our imaginary guns and bows and arrows.

    Nowadays there is only Cops and Perps to play. And you are expected to remain childlike and play this game your entire lives, or else.

    Bang Bang my baby shot me down. Nancy Sinatra 1966.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSHYlSxQyJM

    The state is confident when the time comes a mundane perp like you will be shot down. And your kids and mates will thank them for their service. Maybe they’ll even be the ones to. Lovingly pull the trigger. Bang bang.

  2. One of the worst things of the many things wrong with cops these days is allowing them to have 9 mm. pistols. Instead of having six-shot revolvers, cops can now unload 10, 15 shots into a perp, and often do whether they need to or not. A cop isn’t happy shooting someone unless he can do it a dozen times.

    • Hi Ross,

      Yup. Military-level hardware … obvious overkill for civilian peace keeping. But then, we have law enforcement today.

      Javol, Herr Obergruppenfuhrer!

    • “cops can now unload 10, 15 shots into a perp”
      More like ‘in the general direction of a perp.’ They don’t seem to be very accurate, which partially explains the injury and death of many innocent bystanders. They might as well do drive-bys – like the rest of the gangbangers.

  3. This is not the first shooting Brachle has been involved in. According to a lawsuit filed in 2000, a man was in a fight with his ex-wife and a neighbor. The suit claims Brachle shot the man as he left the house with his hands in the air.

    According to the report, the man was charged with assault on a peace officer.

    Very offensive indeed. Perhaps the man assaulted his sense of good taste. 😮

    Unfortunately, it will not be the hero that suffers. Sure the hero will not play hero in that department, but otherwise he gets to move on with his life with relatively minor consequences. The community that employed the hero is left with the financial obligations left behind by this hero.

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