ItsMyLife saidSo why is this fishy could be like the actress who died on that boat with Christopher Walkin? that was really fishy too.
That would be Natalie Wood. And, the police was not involved with that. Only Robert Wagner, her husband, and Walken know for sure. The district attorney and police investigated, however, and judged it an accident. Yes, it sounds far-fetched....but until we've read the police report, we'd have no evidence to back up the suspicion.
As far as the Hirschfield incident goes, I tend to believe the police's version. I agree with in773guy that it sounds like he was on something, possible amphetamines. As you guys probably know, someone who is high on uppers can have mania, and tremendous strength. If the guy was a model or porn actor, he might have had an RJ type of build...and was really dangerous in that state. If he went for the cop's gun, sorry, it was self-defense on the part of the cop.
I'd like to see evidence to the contrary, TurkishDelight, before you'd create a different sort of context, besides general skepticism.