Police Group Makes A Big Admission About ‘Justifiable’ Police Shootings

Huffington Post – by Ryan J Reilly

WASHINGTON — Many recent controversial police shootings could have been avoided, even though they may have been legally justifiable, according to a report issued by a top law enforcement organization this week.

The Police Executive Research Forum, a research and policy group whose members include commanders from the largest U.S. police departments, said officers generally receive far too little training in de-escalating conflict and often are embedded in a culture that encourages them to rapidly resort to physical force.  

Many recent high-profile police shootings have been legally justified, but there are sometimes “missed opportunities to ratchet down the encounter, to slow things down, to call in additional resources,” Chuck Wexler, executive director of the group, wrote in the report.

It’s no wonder. Disengagement and patience, the report found, are “sometimes seen as antithetical” to traditional police culture.

“Some officers, with the best intentions, think that their job is to go into a situation, take charge of it, and resolve it as quickly as you can,” Wexler wrote. “Sometimes there is a feeling of competitiveness about it. If an officer slows a situation down and calls for assistance, there is sometimes a feeling that other responding officers will think, ‘What, you couldn’t handle this yourself?'”

The study found that many police agencies give officers extensive training on how to shoot a gun, but officers spend “much less time” learning the “importance of de-escalation tactics and Crisis Intervention strategies for dealing with mentally ill persons, homeless persons, and other challenging situations.”

POLICE EXECUTIVE RESEARCH FORUM

Wexler said it may be difficult for many police officials to accept that things “need to change dramatically.” He said the Police Executive Research Forum “is known for not being afraid to question the conventional thinking,” and a critical look at tactics “is how we have made progress in policing history.”

There has been a “fundamental change in how the American people view the issue of police use of force” since protests in Ferguson last year, Wexler wrote. Videos, he said, have played a big role in that shift.

“Over the past year, the nation has seen, with their own eyes, video recordings of a number of incidents that simply do not look right to them,” Wexler wrote. “In many of these cases, the officers’ use of force has already been deemed ‘justified,’ and prosecutors have declined to press criminal charges. But that does not mean that the uses of force are considered justified by many people in the community.”

Read the full report here. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/police-shootings-police-executive-research-forum_55d4f4ede4b07addcb456c76

6 thoughts on “Police Group Makes A Big Admission About ‘Justifiable’ Police Shootings

  1. “In many of these cases, the officers’ use of force has already been deemed ‘justified,’…”

    By jew standards maybe.

    Not by any sane person’s reckoning, however.

  2. Pretty strong assumption there “justified” I dare you to run that horseshit past me once I am seated for service on a Jury.

  3. He’s making excuses in an attempt to save his pig ass because people are finally starting to shoot back. Hang the sadistic pig.

    Too late, pig-boy. You started this war, and we’re going to finish it.

    Your cheap excuses don’t account for your “no-hesitation targets” and the fact of cops obviously being trained to unleash unwarranted brutality, as well as how to cover it up in court.

    Killing people after shutting off their body cams, coded messages to let other cops know the cameras are off, dozens of instances of cops shooting people because “we don’t have time for this”, or some other cheap excuse that betrays their obvious disdain for the citizenry, and the fact that they’re accustomed to killing people just for kicks.

    They expected people to cower and hide from the big, bad pigs’ who wield all the “authority” of Hitler, but now that the sniveling little cowardly faggot sees that he has a fight on his hands, it’s a different story.

    “No…. don’t shoot back…. we just need more training”

    It’s not going to work, you stinking pig piece of shit. Every adult knows right from wrong, and your mother should have trained you to be a decent human when you were a child.

    Every stinking pig in this country willingly and knowingly participated in sadistic brutality, rape and murder against innocent citizens, and have therefore identified themselves as violent attackers that need to have their pig heads blown off their shoulders before they kill us all.

    Training time is over. As a taxpayer, I think you’re too goddamn stupid to waste any training money on, and too goddamn psychotic to be entrusted with any firearms.

    1. “your mother should have trained you to be a decent human when you were a child”

      you are right, although the best part of them ran down mommas leg , so this is what we are stuck with .

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