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>> we are running, we are running. shots fired. shot fired. steve: kcci's mark tauscheck is live in studio. he spoke with the des moines police chief today. stacey: and mark, the department says this shooting was justified? mark: they do. earlier this year, a grand jury decided not to indict officer vanessa miller. today, chief dana wingert defended his department's internal review process that concluded officer miller a seven year veteran was justified in shooting bolinger, a west des moines man who turned out to be unarmed. >> this was not a routine were a lot of factors that contributed to that defining moment when that shot was fired. mark: des moines police chief remember a time a des moines officer had ever fired through a squad car window before. but says that indicates his officer was startled and fearful for her safety when she saw the suspect outside her window.
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-- >> to remain in the squad car is truly a tactical disadvantage because once you're in that seat with all that equipment there's no place to go. mark: in the video, you can see bolinger if his car. within 3 seconds he's at officer after she shoots bolinger you can hear her tell the other officer at the scene. chief wingert says not seeing a weapon doesn't mean there is no weapon. >> she wasn't able to make that assessment on whether or not he had a weapon. now after the fact we all know that was the case, but in that moment she didn't know and she reacted based on what she knew in that moment. mark: wingert says after an internal review it was concluded there was no violation of department policy,and officer miller handled the situation as a reasonable person would handle the situation, a criteria from the iowa code. i asked why the criteria is for
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not a reasonle officer. >> reasonable person standard applies to police officers and the average citizen. police officers are not robots. we have fear, emotion, all those things a normal person has. requested privacy. but their attorney told kcci they never expected the des moines police to find that one of their own did anything wrong. he also told me today that the family has requested the entire investigation file from the police before considering their next legal step. officer miller has been cleared to return to the department but she is still on paid personal leave. stacey? stacey: as you can imagine, we have received a lot of feedback on this story from all sides. so we went to drake law professor bob rigg, a former defense attorney, for his take on this question. if it was you or me involved in a similar situation instead of a police officer, would the law treat us the same? he says the law is actually tougher on the police officer.
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>> you look at the police officer probably a little differently because of their training. police officers go to a law enforcement academy. part of that instruction, part of that training is how to use deadly force. when to employ firearms and how to use them. stacey: coming up, why a prominent des moines defense attorney says there may be a problem with the process. look for marcus mcintosh's report, tonight at 6:00. steve: the verdict watch continues in the pete polson trial. >> does attempted murder necessitate premeditation? number 2, does premeditation necessitate motive? steve: today, the jury came back with a lot of questions, but no verdict. kcci's kim st. onge is live at the polk county courthouse to explain what happened during the jury's 2nd full day of deliberations. kim: the jury came back with 3 sets of questions today, the last of those questions were asked around 3:00 about whether attempted murder required premeditation or motive. polson sat in the court room
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today alongside his attorney and the prosecuting attorney to go over those questions. some of the other questions asked to clarify the definition of intoxication, mental disability, and sufficient mental capacity. and also whether the jury has to , be unanimous on every charge, the note specifically said what if we are not unanimous on some counts, but are on others? the court's answer was to reread one of the 69 instructions the jury was given that pertains to that particular question. this all relates to a november 2014 incident when police say polson went on a shooting rampage, injuring two people. polson says he was high on methamphetamine at that time and doesn't remember the shooting, but also didn't deny it when the prosecutor pressed him during his testimony. the 3 victims have been waiting -- have been there and i caught up with one of them. mark mitchell says he's surprised it's taking this long. >> just trying not to read too much into it. letting them go through the
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process. i'm sure that there's a lot to digest and we're just gonna sit back and hope that everything goes the way it should. kim: jurors will be back here at the courthouse to continue deliberating tomorrow. polson faces several charges, attempted murder. if he's found guilty, that could mean more than 100 years in jail. live outside the polk county courthouse, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: the federal trial of two former ron paul for president 2012 campaign aides is now in the hands of a jury after closing arguments today. jesse benton and dmitri kesari are accused of making secret payments to former iowa state senator kent sorenson. sorenson switched from the michele bachmann campaign to ron paul's just before the 2012 iowa caucuses. stacey: newton police say a driver intentionally hit a man, then a car multiple times. 50-year-old john britton faces
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multiple charges, including three counts of attempted murder, after two crashes monday night. officers say britton first hit a 25-year-old man. that victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. a short time later, police say he crashed into a car multiple times. a 50-year-old woman and 5-month-old child in the car weren't seriously hurt. this case is still under investigation. an iowa state basketball staff member is in the story county jail right now. court records show 27-year-old tim mannix was arrested on contempt of court charges. he was charged with owi in may and pleaded guilty in july. mannix was supposed to spend two days in jail and pay a fine before october 17. court records say he did not fulfill those requirements. mannix is in his second year as a graduate assistant with the men's basketball team. steve: the kum and go convenience store company is breaking ground right now on a new headquarters in downtown des $92 million moines. the new krause gateway center
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will be a 5-story glass building located just north of the pappajohn sculpture park in the westdern gateway. the building is expected to be completed by 2018. stacey: after a stretch of really dry weather, parts of our state got some rain today. kurtis: a view like strikes over in tama county. it is going to be absolutely beautiful this evening. we did have some rainfall. it brings an end to our dry spell. our 20 day stretch rain free coming to an end. enjoy the evening out there. temperatures are going to be very comfortable for this time of year. 63 at 10:00 p.m.. a chance of a few showers tomorrow, i think a little
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3:00 p.m., 74. tomorrow, because we have a cool down. 50's on the way next week. steve: let's talk baseball. league championship series is the chicago cubs take on the new york mets at home at wrigley field. sports director andy garman is live at the friendly confines with a preview of tonight's very important matchup. andy: the cubs really need this one. game three of the nlcs. games are here on the north side chicago, which means chicago when happy home field advantage back to new york. wiki. about these chicago cubs -- the
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the reason the cubs are here now is because of all of the tremendous talent and has come through the morning, including left-handed slugger kyle's warmer. -- kyle schwarber. >> it is a lot of fun. andy: obviously, we also have some iowa fans that made the trip. there is eric hansen with his hand towel they are handing out. first pitch coming up just after 7:00 at wrigley field. coming up at 6:00, we will be live outside the ballpark. it really is a must win game for chicago here at wrigley field. live on the diamond at wrigley
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steve: one of the taller cub fans at wrigley field tonight. meanwhile, the kansas city royals still lead the alcs 2 games to one, after losing last night to the toronto blue jays. the two teams are playing game 4 right now in toronto. royals leading 5-2 in the bottom of the fifth. stacey: next at 5:00, democratic shift. a presidential candidate drops may jump in. how the landscape of the 2016 field could be changing. stacey: plus, speaker standstill. the top job in the house is up for grabs, and tonight a crucial meeting of republican leadership. who they're eyeing for the job. steve: and later, challenged by james corden. why the host of the late late show wants ellen degeneres to
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you're watching kcci 8 news at leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. steve: the democratic race for president just lost a candidate but it could be gaining a new one. stacey: former virginia senator jim webb says he's out but vice president joe biden may be in. washington this afternoon. aixa, it's a question a lot of people are asking. how close are we to the vice
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announcement? aixa: speculation is growing that joe biden may be close to entering the presidential race while another democrat dropped out. new polls show hillary clinton with a commanding lead in the race for her party's nomination, but the landscape of the democratic field could soon be changing. vice president biden: as vice president, i've traveled now over a million, one hundred thousand miles. aixa: amid speculation of a 2016 presidential run, joe biden stayed away from campaign talk at a george washington university forum. instead, he focused on his relationship with president obama, which he called a genuine friendship, and his camaraderie with congress. v.p. biden: i really respect the members up there, i have a lot of republican friends, i don't think my chief enemy is the republican party. mr. webb: i'm stepping aside from the democratic primary process. aixa: jim webb, whose poll numbers have stayed between one -- between 1% and 2% announced , he's no longer seeking the
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an independent run. mr. webb: americans are disgusted by all this talk of republicans and democrats calling each other the enemy, instead of reaching out across the table and finding ways to work together. aixa: during last week's democratic debate clinton said , the enemies she's most proud of are probably the republicans. live in washington, aixa diaz, pci 8 -- kcci 8 news. stacey: new poll numbers show donald trump and ben carson standing alone at the top of the republican field. the cnn/orc poll finds carson gaining 8-points and joining trump as the only two candidates with support above 20%. meantime, carly fiorina lost 11 points in the last month, declining from 15% support and second place to 4% and a tie for 7th place. steve: right now, house republicans are meeting to figure out who will be the next speaker of the house. they're holding a special closed door meeting to discuss their options. republican leaders have been
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encouraging wisconsin congressman paul ryan to run for speaker. today, he even received a rare endorsement from across the aisle. senator reid he appears to me to : be one of the people over there who can be reasonable. i mean look at some of the other people. i'm a paul ryan fan. i don't agree with him on much of what he does. steve: ryan has said repeatedly that he does not want the job. current house speaker john boehner is due to leave october 29, but says he will stay until the next speaker is chosen. stacey: new guidelines on when women should start receiving mammograms and how often. the american cancer society recommends women at average risk of breast cancer start getting annual screenings at age, 45 rather than 40, and switch to every other year at age 55. the update also drops a recommendation for routine physical breast exams by doctors. but for higher risk women, doctors generally recommend more intensive screening. steve: we kind of broke a long,
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dry spell today. came to an end. temperature very mild at 72 degrees. winds out of the south at 10 and that is keeping the war married place. iowa city, cedar rapids seeing some thundershowers. gorgeous evening. pretty mild start, near 60 degrees at some a.m. in the morning. new tomorrow, 70 degrees. by 3:00 p.m., that temperature at 74. it ends our dry spell. noon about 807 inch. a couple other locations.
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rainfall now pushing off to the east. it may have an impact. andy garman was live in chicago. we do have some cloud cover out to the west and that weak boundary good slighted here. the low moves northeast even in behind the front, fairly mild. here's futurecast. evening rain moving off. overnight, clouds slowly increase. around 10:00 we could get an isolated shower. i think a better chance in southwestern iowa. thursday, i think the farther north the more sunshine.
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a couple waves of rain hanging around the noon hour in the metro. another round of rain as we slacken through friday evening. south winds 5-10. a little better chance of the south and southwest. a day forecast, thursday, 67. looks like rain is likely on friday. inch. 64 on sunday. cooler 40's and 50's next week. steve: taking a look at traffic, really nothing to look at. couple of spots on i-235, but right now, things are looking good.
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to the west mixmaster, 10 minutes. off to the east, it is normal at 6 minutes. stacey: now is -- now a look at 6:00. marcus: a des moines police officers actions ruled consistent with what a reasonable person would do in that situation. find out what defense attorneys say would happen if it was a citizen who pulled the trigger. vanessa a five-year-old's bike : is stolen. i'm vanessa peng, i'll show you how his community, here in ames,
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steve: today in the buzz, challenged by james corden. stacey: did you see this today? late late show host james corden visited the ellen show and invited her to be the only non-singer he would ever have for his carpool karoke. >> you got skills, so what i'm saying is there is no one else on the planet, artist -- you
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the only non singer we would ever do it with. >> ok, well let me think about that. maybe you can give me a ride home one day and i'll do it while i'm in the car. >> sure why not? it really is that easy. stacey: wonder if she would ever really take him up on it? steve: speaking of wonder, stevie wonder. we would love to see ellen do it. stacey: google express is bringing next day shipping to central iowa. steve: the service is coming to des moines and surrounding areas. a year for an unlimited delivery $895 membership, then they shop their favorite stores online. the orders arrive the next day. stacey: and there's a special deal right now for new members a free 3-month trial. steve: here is some sweet news
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for chocolate lovers. stacey: hershey says it is debuting new deluxe kisses for the holidays. they'll be double the standard size, have a hazelnut center and be flecked with rice crisps. steve: you will find the new kisses on store shelves november 5. better go out and buy some. stacey: that think a live look at wrigley field in chicago. game three of the nlcs tonight.
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kurtis: beautiful weather. rain moves out and it is headed toward chicago. showers late in the game. we will have to see if that cruises to the north side. 70's tomorrow, just a few showers. best chance for rain looks to be friday. steve: thank you for joining us. the game is at 7:07 tonight.
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