BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The high-profile Boca Raton Police shooting case that left a man critically injured is now continued to mid-January.
BocaNewsNow.com listened in as Jordan Thompson’s defense attorney requested the extension during a court session early Monday. Attorney Douglas Rudman said that his client is still recovering from the multiple gunshot wounds that he sustained when shot by Boca Raton Police.
As we’ve reported, The Boca Raton Police Department continues to withhold the names of the officers involved, claiming that they are the true victims and shielded by Marsy’s Law. Florida’s Marsy’s Law, in some circumstances, conceals the names of crime victims. While largely considered sensible for general citizens who are the victims of crime, it is highly controversial when police officers claim to be victims while on-duty and doing the job they are paid to do by taxpayers.
Jordan Thompson, a Coconut Creek resident, allegedly suffered a psychiatric issue when he pranced around outside the Barnes and Noble, near Florida Atlantic University, on the evening of July 8th. He was holding a knife. When police responded, Thompson allegedly made threatening gestures which led police to shoot him.
Thompson was hospitalized for weeks and, according to Attorney Rudman, continues to recover.
Jordan Thompson was initially charged with two counts of attempted second degree murder of a law enforcement officer, but those charges were reduced to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The charge reduction is significant. If charges are ultimately dropped — or reduced to misdemeanor status — Boca Raton would no longer be able to shield the names of the officers who opened fire.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the agency which investigates police shootings, has not yet presented its report to State Attorney’s office.
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