what I had in a mind of a "slip" was ought to be as mild as some vehement verbal encounter with the individuals who we deemed were suspects of the shooting at The Mint. However, I will not deny that I haven't collaborated with Stakic in the performing of his wretched act but that was solely because I thought I had been following a superior's orders who I considered surely had much more expertise than I had as I have been in the department for only about three months now.
After the scene was wrapped up, Stakic had called in former Sergeant Mednikov to have a private discussion with him. I merely thought Stakic had already come clean about it and confessed it, which he apparently did not because few days after it had come to my attention that an IA case had already landed on myself, on which I've truthfully given my statements and even provided legitimate evidence.
Additionally, if you'll allow me your honor, I'd like to ask the prosecution on what basis have I been charged of SF008, False imprisonment; because I can't help but notice you had only provided a small portion of the evidence by cutting out the rest of it. On Exhibit 3, excerpt no. 2, bodycam footage shows me heading out of my cruiser, brandishing my firearm - to which I'l return later -, and asking the surrounding civilians to remain put inside their club. How is that unlawful and forcefully imprisoning them inside the premises when I had absolutely no intent to be forceful nor to do any harm, when I had not pointed my gun at any of the nearby bystanders but also simply asked once and then just left them be, letting them muster around my person when I had then called in for additional back up, fearing they might begin assaulting me. If you take a look at the full bodycam footage, you will see that this was my only attempt to induce them to stay inside the premises only for their very own safety.
As for why I had withdrawn my duty weapon was because Stakic had told me that he was going to "shoot a bullet", I heard multiple shots being fired which raised my suspicion as to think he had encountered another individual and they had started trading bullets in a stand-off."
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