Should law enforcement officers be allowed to shoot at or into vehicles? The question has dominated discussion for more than a year now, rehashed with each new headline showing that officers sometimes unwisely use the tactic of shooting at vehicles, with tragic outcomes.As with so many things in law enforcement, politics is at play here, with law enforcement agencies buffeted by contradictory recommendations from activist groups, elected officials, law enforcement research organizations and union representatives.
Fortunately, this does not have to be such a complex situation. Although there appears to be a lot of dissension about the issue of shooting at vehicles, on closer examination we all desire the same outcome: Law enforcement officers should be able to take action to protect themselves and the public against deadly threats, and law enforcement agencies need to find a way to reduce unnecessary shooting at vehicles.
What we need is a sound policy approach to achieving those goals……Click HERE to read more.