Mercury News reports.
I'd say this should be treated like any other misuse of a firearm by a police officer. The offending officer shouldn't get the usual slap on the wrist because this kind of poor judgment makes him unfit, plain and simple.
Yet, I wouldn't want to exaggerate the incident either. As much as I oppose hunting as a sick endeavor, and find this execution of a trapped animal especially odious, I don't support a media circus that results in the officer being punished more than his colleagues who wrongly shoot humans.
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