Sunday, November 2, 2014


One way to cut down on police shootings is to insure police have other options to deal with deadly force situations.  When a dozen officers surround a suspect armed with a knife, why do all the officers need to have their firearms out and pointed at the suspect?

I think it makes sense for several of them to have guns out, but at some point the number of officers pointing guns at someone is simply overkill.  There is no need for eight or nine officers to shoot a single suspect five or ten times each.

The officer on charge at the scene should designate a reasonable number of officers as those who need their guns out and the others should keep their guns in their holster or at a low ready position.  I believe every officer should be able to protect themselves, but I also think we don't need vast numbers of officers shooting at every suspect; that's what the SGT Says.

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