Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pursuit and Shooting

http://www.lawofficer.com/article/news/no-charges-against-officers-wh

A mentally ill woman crashed into a White House checkpoint, almost ran down officers several times and was only stopped after a pursuit and she was shot five times, out of eighteen rounds fired at her by two police officers.

The officers were cleared of any wrong doing in the shooting, the woman was unarmed.  The officers were able to articulate why they felt deadly force was necessary.  The woman had rammed several occupied vehicles and even drove down the sidewalk.  Each of these times no one was injured, but certainly that was more due to luck than her judgement.

The woman was suffering from several mental conditions and yet was still out loose on society, wreaking havoc and endangering the public.  Police need to learn how to better handle mentally ill people and how to better predict the violent behaviors that often result in minor crimes, homelessness, injuries and even mass murder; that's what the SGT Says.

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