Ex-college student receives $144K settlement

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    Ex-college student receives $144K settlement

    So I guess it does pay (in more ways than one) to break the law, assuming, that is, that this kid broke the law.

    Ex-Grand Valley State University student shot in raid got $144,000 settlement
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    Then again, perhaps he did nothing wrong at all:
    Derek Copp Settles | The Agitator
    Derek Copp, the Grand Valley State student shot during a 2009 drug raid, has settled with the city for $144,000.

    Police were serving a marijuana warrant (Kopp’s roommate was actually their suspect) when they broke into Kopp’s apartment. Deputy Ryan Huizenga’s gun “accidentally discharged,” striking Kopp in the chest. Kopp was unarmed. Huizinga was convicted of a misdemeanor for reckless discharge of a weapon, but is back on the force.

    Huizinga’s lawyer initially blamed Kopp for “startling” Huizinga as Huizinga and the other officers were breaking into Kopp’s home.

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    Another no knock raid gone wrong?
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    Over some stinkin marijuana.

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    $144k.. I would have asked/settled for $144 million.
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    I don't like to see criminals getting rewarded for breaking the law,but it would be on par with getting pulled over by an LEO for a traffic offense and Officer approaching with gun pointed because of movement in the vehicle,then due to poor trigger discipline you get shot.
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    Huizinga’s lawyer initially blamed Kopp for “startling” Huizinga as Huizinga and the other officers were breaking into Kopp’s home.
    Would take really big ones to have the nerve to kick someones door in and then claim that they startled you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    Would take really big ones to have the nerve to kick someones door in and then claim that they startled you.

    Michael
    Exactly...But it all looks good on paper...

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    Good example of what it might cost one of us if we were to shoot someone unintentionally. Thanks for the data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocPMD View Post
    Good example of what it might cost one of us if we were to shoot someone unintentionally.
    Ideally, if rules #2, 3 and 4 are strictly observed, then this should not happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorCityGun View Post
    Ideally, if rules #2, 3 and 4 are strictly observed, then this should not happen.
    Good luck with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Deputy Ryan Huizenga’s gun “accidentally discharged,” striking Kopp in the chest. Kopp was unarmed.

    Huizinga’s lawyer initially blamed Kopp for “startling” Huizinga as Huizinga and the other officers were breaking into Kopp’s home.
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    well played

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