Berke cites life-saving de-escalation as police ideal in naming Roddy

print Mayor Andy Berke, heeding growing public interest in reform, tells of an encounter between a drunken husband and an officer that in times past might have ended in a lethal police gunshot. In a “media-only” talk Friday to announce his chief of police pick, Mr. Berke tells about officer Jeffrey Abbott who acted to disarm a city resident who had fired several gunshots into walls and roof and terrified members of his family. By David Tulis / Noogaradio 1240 AM 92.7 FM Mr. Abbott “went to a place where they’d gotten a call that somebody was threatening to kill himself. … Continue reading Berke cites life-saving de-escalation as police ideal in naming Roddy