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“Officer Down” column (last article link below in list) — a must read comprehensive analysis of an OIS, with a buffet of food for thought. This one has particularly important lessons for traffic stops and other encounters where repeated challenges are issued to a non-compliant. In one case where a non-compliant subject was holding a weapon, a federal appeals court said: “We accept for the present purposes that, once past Sergeant Carr, Montoute never turned to face him again, and Montoute never actually pointed the sawed-off shotgun at anyone. But there was nothing to prevent him from doing either, or both, in a split second. At least where orders to drop the weapon have gone unheeded, an officer is not required to wait until an armed and dangerous felon has drawn a bead on the officer or others before using deadly force.” The case, Mountoute v. Carr, is here.
Kyle Dinkheller, EOW 1/12/1998: The dashboard video is here. Watch it and then read the column. As Rod Serling would say, submitted for your approval: Repetition makes good practice, but in the real world, use it at your own risk.
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- ACCESSORIES : Plainclothes Duty Gear
- GUN REVIEW: STI International Tactical 5.0
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- BULLSEYE: Shooting glasses Magnified and Prescription
- COURSE OF FIRE: CARBINE/RIFLE LOW LIGHT/DARKNESS QUALIFICATION
- SIGHTING IN ON: Understanding Bullet Performance
- SIGHTING IN ON: Kaviar Frangible 12-Gauge Shotgun Slugs
- OFFICER DOWN : Slowly Developing Threats: The Kyle Dinkheller Incident
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