Police shoot, kill Utahn wielding knife after car chase in West Wendover

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  • Thomas Jefferson Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 10, 2018 12:58 p.m.

    Scuicide by cop is a problem that the police need to spend more time studying.

    This seems exactly when a tazer should be used. And we need other less than lethal ways to subdue people in this type of situation. Particularly when we are talking about a weapon that cant project force like a knife.

    How about retreat? If some guy who seems to be trying to commit suicide by cop comes at you with a knife how about you run away? Deploy a tazer. Shoot him with a bean bag.

    This outcome is the worst for everyone. Our police need more training on how to recognize this type of situation and what to do about it.

    Or its possible I am completly wrong...but I doubt it.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    Dec. 10, 2018 11:45 a.m.

    Do the police in Utah know how to take a person down without killing them? Shoot is legs out from under him? Shoot him in the shoulder that has the knife. I know many of these are "justified", but it seems using deadly force is a first response often. There are ways to take down a suspect without killing them.... what's going on.

    This person could be the worst person ever. May have been fully justified. But there is a pattern here...