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Lodi Police Chief Mark Helms responds to claims in shooting case

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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 1:21 pm

Lodi Police Chief Mark Helms said Friday allegations made in a claim filed by attorneys representing the Shergill family are untrue, and that the legal system must run its course before anyone makes assumptions about the ongoing investigation into the Jan. 25 shooting death of Parminder Singh Shergill.

“The claims that we are covering things up, or that silence is an admission of guilt in this incident are simply untrue, and I take exception to those remarks,” Helms said Friday morning.

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  • Kevin Paglia posted at 7:43 pm on Mon, Feb 17, 2014.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2111

    Have you ever seen the strudies on the UNRELIABLITY of eyewitnesses? Especially when something happens in fast sequence? The mind plays tricks on people and witness stories change as they talk with others about what they saw.


  • Jay Samone posted at 7:00 pm on Mon, Feb 17, 2014.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    Mr. London - I'm just curious - are you one of these "eye witnesses"? If you are - what was your vantage point of the incident? Did you have an unobstructed view of the entire incident? How far away were you?Did you realize it would escalate to this prior to it actually happening, or did you pay minor attention until the gun shots were heard and then start making mental notes? I'm just curious because I'm interested in how much people actually see before it becomes important for them to remember what they just saw.

  • Peter London posted at 11:35 am on Mon, Feb 17, 2014.

    Flying Eagle Posts: 2

    The issue is that there were eyewitnesses that claim he never charged at anyone just walked away ...when this incident happened in front of their house so your next question how credible are the witnesses ?? Well I am sure they have nothing to gain from this other than telling the truth of what happened and what was witnessed in their community... now what do the 2 cops have to lose by this incident if it didn't happen the way they claimed it happened ...a lot!! And if it happened the way they claimed it happened why are there ordinary eyewitnesses that claim a different story regular citizens like you and me the issue I am having with this is that the only witnesses for the 2 cops side of the story are the 2 cops ....with much at stake now on the other hand ....residents that witnessed other wise have nothing at stake just telling the truth of what was seen and heard......hmmm...[wink]



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