According to the article posted on this yesterday Ofcr. Goodson was off-duty at the time he was shot; He had waited for an on-duty officer to arrive then attempted to assist in the arrest of Brown. As sad as this situation is, Ofcr. Goodson should not have been further attempting to assist in the arrest after the on-duty officer arrived. Goodson brought this on himself by going into a potentially volatile situation without the proper equipment, i.e. a bullet-proof vest, etc. If policy permits Goodson police authority while off-duty there is a need to revise officer protocols when it comes to off-duty work as they are putting the safety of themselves and the public at risk.
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