posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 03:04 PM
reply to post by deadeyedick
A good friend of mine was transporting a prisoner one day. The prisoner came to him in shackles, cuffs, and a jumpsuit, so he had no reason to do a
search. He gets a couple of miles down the road, and he gets shot in the back of the head by a makeshift fire arm. It wasn't powerful, so it
ricocheted off his skull, but he didn't know that at the time. In his blurry vision, just before he passed out, he saw her running away, and he
fired off 3 rounds. He hit her in the leg, and the back, and nicked an ear. Then he passed out and spend a week in the hospital.
She sued, and she won, and he got awarded some administrative leave and a reprimand, and she got some of the county tax payers money.
Same deputy, different occurence, transporting a prisoner, the prisoner starts reaching for his weapon, he fights him back into the car, but the
prisoner keeps reaching and gets his arms slammed in the door, and one gets broken. In court, the prisoner testified that if he had obtained the
weapon, he would have used it, even if that meant shooting the deputy (my friend). My friend was still found to have used excessive force, and got a
reprimand in his file.
Do you really want to wound somebody that is posing a dire threat to you and the community? Would you really want to find an "alternative
resolution" such as disabling them for life with your automobile or shooting them in the leg?
I don't want to criticize your thought process, but your thinking is a liability to your force, and your taxpayers, and your own well-being. I
implore you to think more decisively and definitively in exercising your duties.