Use of Force Question
The order states the following:
- (Use of firearms in the following ways is prohibited) Firing at or into a moving vehicle when the vehicle is the only force used against the sworn member or another person.
But Section II-A-1 and 2 state the following:
- II - Department Policy
A. A sworn member is justified in using force likely to cause death or great bodily harm only when he or she reasonable believes that such force is necessary:
1. to prevent death or great bodily harm to the sworn member or to another person, or:
2. to prevent an arrest from being defeated by resistance or escape and the sworn member reasonably believes that the person to be arrested:
a: has committed or has attempted to commit a forcible felony which involves the infliction, threatened infliction, or threatened is of physical force like to cause death or great bodily harm or;
b: is attempting to escape by use of a deadly weapon or;
c: otherwise indicates that he or she will endanger human life or inflict great bodily harm unless arrested without delay
Um....you mean like using a car as a two-ton guided missile? That kind of death or great bodily harm?
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