MO - Off-duty officer (Katlyn Alix) shot dead by on-duty officer (Nathaniel Hendren), Jan 2019 #2

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  1. Indy Anna

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    Indy Anna Unknown Member

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    Clearly, IMO, there are no winners. One is dead and the other goes to prison. Or, maybe in this case, he is sent to a mental hospital for life. Sounds like that's where he belonged even before he joined the force. Officers are supposedly given a psych eval before they're hired, right?

    ETA: Katlyn's family has a good case against the department considering the things that were going on while officers were on duty and they did not issue discipline knowing the ongoing misconduct of officers. JMO
     
  3. Reasonable & Just

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    Seriously. With such a fetish, can you imagine how he might behave with anyone on duty, let alone with females in his custody???
     
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    St. Louis cop who fatally shot Katlyn Alix had played Russian roulette with previous girlfriends, lawsuit alleges

    Oct 10, 2019

    ST. LOUIS — The mother of St. Louis police Officer Katlyn Alix claims in a lawsuit that the fellow officer charged with killing Alix had a “complicated psychiatric history,” including forcing other girlfriends to play Russian roulette, and that the city should have known it before hiring him.

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    Alix’s mother, Aimee L. Wahlers, filed a wrongful-death suit Wednesday in St. Louis Circuit Court against Hendren, Patrick Riordan, Gary Foster and the city of St. Louis. Riordan was Hendren’s partner on duty that night; he has not been charged with a crime. Foster was their sergeant

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    Among the claims made in Wahlers’ lawsuit:

    • Neighbors heard a “screaming fight” and a man and woman yelling before the shooting.

    • Hendren forced other girlfriends to play Russian roulette and engage in other sexual activity that involved firearms.

    • Prior to being hired by St. Louis as a police officer, Hendren had a “complicated psychiatric history” that included anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and “suicidal ideations and gestures.”

    • Hendren, who has a military background, had, on occasion, put a loaded gun to his mouth and his head “when alone, just to feel something.”

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    A police department spokesman, Sgt. Keith Barrett, said that, in general, the department has all applicants go through a psychiatric evaluation before being hired.

    Alix’s family doesn’t know the full extent of Hendren’s psychiatric history because the police department has refused to turn over his disciplinary or employment files.

    [...]

    The 46-page lawsuit gives a detailed account of what it claims led up to Alix’s shooting. It describes behavior of Hendren and Riordan, including drinking while on duty, being outside of their patrol zone, and skipping a burglary call — allegations previously reported by the Post-Dispatch.

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    “Officer Alix, who was off duty, was intoxicated and vulnerable,” the suit says.

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    After the screaming heard by neighbors, Hendren pulled out his personal revolver and reportedly fired empty shots down a hallway, then put a single bullet into the gun and pointed it at Alix’s chest, the suit says. He fired the gun and the shot killed Alix, the suit says, claiming that Riordan saw it happen and failed to intervene.

    [...]

    When they arrived at the hospital, the suit says, Alix was “for an unknown reason” naked from the hips up; her sports bra was pulled over her head.

    The officers dragged “her lifeless body” into the emergency room at 1:22 a.m. on Jan. 24, the suit says. Outside the hospital, Hendren, a minute later, is seen slamming his head through the back windshield of Sgt. Foster’s police SUV.
     
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    Former officer who shot and killed his colleague is headed for February trial date

    Oct 24, 2019

    ST. LOUIS – Former St. Louis police officer Nathaniel Hendren was in court Thursday morning where the judge said he wanted to move quickly to trial.

    Judge Thom Clark said he wanted to move more quickly than a requested March trial date and look for a January or February start date.

    Hendren sat alone for a time. He had his head down in the courtroom before he was joined by two unknown acquaintances.

    On the other side of the courtroom sat Officer Katlyn Alix’s mother and several friends and relatives.

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    Thursday's criminal hearing focused around nine depositions Hendren's attorney needs before trial. The judge was not impressed that only two were done.

    “I would not call that substantial,” Judge Clark said.

    The parties will check in next month at another hearing and try to pick a trial date that will likely begin no later than February.
     
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    *jaw on the floor*
     
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    Defense attorney Newton was reprimanded last week in court for not even starting on depositions, as Judge clearly wants trial to begin Jan or Feb at latest. Newton responds by requesting gag order! MOO

    Judge gags lawyers, closes hearing on St. Louis officer's manslaughter case

    Oct 30, 2019

    St. Louis Circuit Judge Thom C. Clark II entered the order around midday Tuesday, the day after Hendren’s lawyer, Talmage Newton IV, filed a motion seeking to force St. Louis police to turn over records. The motion also seeks to depose at least seven people.

    Clark has barred the parties involved from discussing the secret motion outside of lawyers offices or from identifying anyone involved, saying it was necessary to protect future jurors and the privacy of those involved. He also sealed both Newton’s motion, which is shown but not accessible in online court records, and a city response, which is not shown.

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    Last week, Clark urged Newton and prosecutor Rachel Smith to move faster and try to pick potential trial dates in January and February.
     
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