- Jun 11, 2013
The police have a very different account of Culosi's activities and how the investigation started.
According to the police, they had information about an illegal gambling operation being run out of a restaurant. They sent an undercover officer to the restaurant. Culosi then solicited the officer to place bets. The officer placed $28,000 in bets with Culosi over a period of several weeks. When they later executed the search warrant, they found $40,000 in Culosi's home.
This is a very different account than what is provided in the article, where the author bases his description of Culosi's gambling activities as one of placing small bets with his friends from time to time. This is based on a quotation from an anonymous friend of Culosi's, and ignores information provided by the police.
Here is the full investigation that was conducted of the incident:
None of this justifies the tragic shoot here. However, this author has an ax to grind and he's very selective in what facts he chooses to present.
Gee. How surprising. This is exactly the kind of behavior you would expect from someone unable to understand ostensible.