On March 17, 2010, a Bonn Hells Angels member shot dead a 42-year-old police officer of the SEK (Spezialeinsatzkommando) during a house search. He was subsequently acquitted of murder charges by the German Supreme court, stating that he acted in self-defense after murder threats by Bandido members.
Yes, Germany - but I am fascinated by this story.
The court ruled it as self-defense because the officers didn’t announced themselves as police when the Hells Angels member screamed from inside “Go away!” before he shooted through the door.
In an interview the guy said he feared for his life when the police finally stormed the house - but he was only roughly handled when he was tackeld and chained. Not sure if I would react so professionally when a colleague of mine was shot seconds before.
Most of our law&order politicians and the police unions decried the acquittal as judicial wrongdoing.