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originally posted by: TAWonATS
I am on the fence with this one. I feel the use of a vehicle can be justified.
I think the officer who was closest to the suspect should have been the one to decide on a course of action.
This is a tough one to call but I also feel the vocal reaction of the first officer to what he was witnessing is very telling when it comes to the level of violence used to stop this person.
That all being said it would have been a tough call for me and I am glad no one else was hurt.
originally posted by: Connman
They should have let the idiot shoot himself and stopped him the first time. Why damage a police car and private property? Some of the people here on ATS seem lost in this police hate.
originally posted by: macman
a reply to: ignorant_ape
You don't deploy non-lethal to a person that has lethal means of response.
The LEO did the correct thing. This is exactly what happens when you bring a Gun to a Car fight.
originally posted by: lordcomac
Do we know that this guy had intentions of shooting anyone?
Did anyone try maybe asking him wtf he was doing?