Westerman also denies being under the influence of any controlled substance or intoxicants during the incident—without being specific, Westerman says he was having a hard time in his personal life when the incident occurred.
"Regardless of what that person said or did to precipitate the situation had nothing to do with it," Westerman continues. "It was strictly things that I was dealing with in my personal life and I am taking steps to address those things."
But I recently went back on anti-depressants, too—at least partly because the state of the police bureau depresses the shit out of me. In fact, every time a policeman kills somebody in this town, I get to write a check for therapy. And I can assure you that I'd be a lot happier if there were real consequences for those who act out.