"Fierro was beating him to a bloody pulp with the shooter's handgun. If he'd been complicit in the attack he wouldn't have been using the gun to bludgeon the 6'6" assailant, he would have simply shot him. "
"Shooters shoot, they don't beat people."
More dangerous assumptions officers can't afford to make when they encounter an armed person.
First, Usually nightclub shootings stem from disputes and involve multiple combatants. It is reasonable for an arriving officer who sees an armed bloody man is TOL whipping another to suspect he is a potential combatant.
Second, Fierro himself said he was trying to KILL Aldridge to stop him from killing others. Fierro was a trained marksman and chose to beat him instead of shooting him. I'd guess because the gun was unfamiliar therefore potentially untrustworthy.
Third Shooters DO sometimes pistol whip people, particularly when they run out of ammo. Your litmus test is absurd.
"The man was in shock himself and should have received immediate care even if he was cuffed while receiving it. If it turns out that he did receive care, then of course it makes the situation a little different. "
More assumptions, Fierro suffered "bruising to his side". Even if he had asked for medical attention (which he didn't) He would have been triaged into next week. There were 21 full ambulances and officers were transporting critical patients in patrol cars and pickup truck beds.
He was not in medical shock. He did mention he has PTSD and went into "combat mode" and has PTSD, so he may have exhibited behaviors that were concerning. Securing him in a patrol car was the right thing to do.
"If I were one of the other witnesses I would have demanded that he be released immediately. He saved the lives of dozens. I simply refuse to believe that others weren't making this demand yet the police ignored them for over an hour"
Fierro has given many interviews. He was detained for "what seemed like an hour" and also "briefly". He also said the fight (with Aldrich) seemed like more than an hour ( it was a few minutes) so his descriptions of time aren't literal.
Fierro is a hero deserving of our highest respect and honor. Also heroic were the other patrons who assisted him, and countless others who helped the injured.
Lastly, the first responders who ran towards the sound of gunshots, rather than away from them, were also heroic But they were just doing their jobs and don't expect your recognition. What they do expect (and deserve) is to be given the benefit of the doubt, while the facts roll in not smeared based on biased baseless assumptions as Tony has done.
Tony, you are quick to call out others for misinformed opinions. Time for you to man up and admit you were wrong.