The article “Overview of the Police Use of Force.”
Please respond to the following in a substantive post:
Consider this scenario: You are a police officer. You stop a vehicle, and the subject immediately jumps out with his right hand hidden behind his back. He begins to run toward your patrol vehicle.
Would you or wouldn’t you pull your weapon? Why or why not?
Consider the continuation of this scenario: You command the subject to stop. The subject continues to advance quickly on you.
Would you or wouldn’t you shoot the subject, not knowing for sure whether he has a firearm hidden behind his back? Why or why not?