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.
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