REPORT PROVIDES PHOTOS OF OFFICERS INVOLVED…
BOCA RATON PD REFUSES TO CONFIRM OFFICER NAMES, CLAIMING THE COPS ARE THE VICTIMS… BUT NO SUGGESTION OF OFFICER WRONGDOING IN BARNES AND NOBLE ATTACK…
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement provided BocaNewsNow.com late Monday afternoon with a report that includes photos of the officers involved in the shooting of Jordan Thompson outside Barnes and Noble on July 8th, 2021.
The Boca Raton Police Department — ever since the shooting — has refused to identify the officers, claiming they are “victims” and protected by Florida’s Marsy’s Law, a law that protects the identities of victims of certain crimes. The officers — on duty and paid by the City of Boca Raton — responded to 1400 West Glades Road for the report of a man with a knife. At least one opened fire and shot the man when he refused to put his knife away. Jordan Thompson, a man with a history of psychological issues, was wounded but not killed.
Boca Raton Police initially charged Thompson with two counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. Prosecutors, however, reduced the charges against Thompson to attempted aggravated assault — a significant reduction from attempted murder. Even with the reduction, Boca Raton Police brass — for more than a year — has refused to release the names of the officers involved. The Boca Raton Police Department has also refused to publicly commend the officers for defusing the situation and protecting the public. By blocking the names of the officers, the Boca Raton Police Department created the perception of a cover-up, even though the officers are publicly accused of no wrongdoing and the office of State Attorney David Aronberg declined to pursue charges against the officers involved.
BocaNewsNow.com — asking questions about the shooting since it happened — demanded that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement provide its review of the shooting per Florida Statute 119. Several months after our request was made, FDLE complied — providing a 29 page document, and a separate 26 page document, just after 5 p.m. on August 1st, 2022. We are publishing the two documents, below. One report, identified as a report from the State Attorney, includes photos of the officers involved with their name tags clearly visible.
The case against Jordan Thompson continues in Palm Beach County. The next hearing is set for later this month. Thompson has been granted permission to leave the area — raising new questions about just how serious of a threat prosecutors — and the judge — believe him to be.
The FDLE report comes just weeks after the City of Boca Raton refused to provide the name of a gunman who killed a family member, claiming that revealing the gunman’s name would identify the victim.
Two official reports follow as separate PDF documents.
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