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Except that she wasn’t a there as a police officer. She was an armed intruder on private property with no authority to be ordering anyone to do anything. There was no crime in progress, no danger to life or property. The only suspicious activity was her own, and that concluded with her killing an innocent man. Texas Penal Code § 19.02(b)(3), states that “a person commits murder if he ‘commits or attempts to commit a felony, other than manslaughter, and in the course of and in furtherance of the commission or attempt, or in immediate flight from the commission or attempt, he commits or attempts to commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of an individual.’” The felony in progress here is Assault with a Deadly Weapon (negligently causing bodily injury to another with a dangerous weapon ). Is there any question she was negligent during the course of this incident? Looks like felony murder to me.
Police officer. Different laws. Closest similar would be a swat team busting a wrong address and killing the home owner who resists.
She was impaired but I think only by a 15 hour work day on a task force grabbing bad guys. There were blood samples takes but they have not been reported. She did not have time between getting off duty and the incident to have gotten drunk. Pot in the car? I would think she would have waited until in the apartment.