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Officer won’t be charged in shooting of Charger

December 15, 2007

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— A police officer won't face criminal charges for shooting and wounding former San Diego Chargers linebacker Steve Foley during a late-night confrontation in September 2006.

San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said Friday that Officer Aaron Mansker acted in self-defense.

Mansker was off duty, out of uniform and driving his own car on Sept. 3, 2006, when he tailed Foley to his suburban home on suspicion that the football player was driving drunk.

Foley, who was unarmed, got out of the car to confront Mansker, who responded by shooting the player in the left leg, hip and hand. The injuries ended Foley's football career.

Comments

Leprechaunking13 7 years, 4 months ago

So off duty, out of uniform and still on the job? Why do cops have to go on power trips like that? Would Foley have confronted someone following him had he known it was a cop, or confronted a cop in uniform in a cop car? I think most would have confronted someone who was following them all the way to their house and didn't know who they were, cop should be heavily reprimanded with criminal charges.

Leprechaunking13 7 years, 4 months ago

Yes I agree however could have easily been avoided had the officer not been on a power trip. I just hope the cops in this town don't take note to this incident because most of them here are already on big enough power trips as it is.

kneejerkreaction 7 years, 4 months ago

northtown (Anonymous) says:

Why should we care what happens in San Diego???


lol, my first laugh of the day. Touche'!

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