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Old 19 July 2017, 17:27
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Originally Posted by Spinner View Post
The lawyer for at least one of the cops is raising the defense now that they could have been fearing an ambush. Which, in a sense, is true. But then I suppose the same could be said for any police officer in the country, especially these days.
Bold strategy.

CB raises a good point. In the vast majority of the country guys are flying solo after six months on the job.
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