- May 16, 2010
9 Sheriffs Deputies and 133 Shots Fired.
+1 I go through mags pretty quick with a handgun on the range.. I can imagine life safety firing..sbparkcop said:We're trained to stop the threat. Nine officers, each with a standard magazine + 1 in the chamber... yeah, I can see how 133 rounds ended up being fired.
UndercoverVLS said:That would be no question in NY. All officers would lose their jobs because department states deadly physical force will never be used against someone when a vehicle is the only means of deadly threat. There must be another means of threat besides the vehicle. The law however is different. So you'd be protected by law but be against department policy.
All officers should be acquitted of any wrong doing. 133 may sound like a lot but when your life is on the line they go quick.
UndercoverVLS said:All officers would lose their jobs because department states deadly physical force will never be used against someone when a vehicle is the only means of deadly threat. There must be another means of threat besides the vehicle.
mcpd2025 said:Are you sure about that? If you are laying in the middle of the street with a broken leg and some dirtbag is bearing down on you in a vehicle... you can't use deadly force? I can understand a policy stating that you must try to avoid placing yourself into a situation requiring you to use deadly force. I can understand a policy stating you must make every attempt to get out of harms way before resorting to deadly force. I can't understand a policy stating that you cannot ever use deadly force if you are in a situation that requires it...
Blade Runner said:I'm thinking that 3+ tons of steel coming at you is a pretty damn deadly threat....
I asked my sgt a few months ago about shooting at a car after one almost ran me down while directing traffic at a wreck. I do not have to try to move before shooting if I feel my life is in danger due to the speed of a car, its ability to accelerate and maneuver faster than I can move, and the fact that even an accident on the part of the driver (not paying attention, ect) will result in death.