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?