Officer-Involved Shootings- A Video Worth Viewing

This linked video was produced by the Force Science Institute, and, while it does not address the question of how more officer-involved shootings may be avoided, it does address factors that contribute to the problem, common misconceptions (in some cases, even on the part of law enforcement agencies), and the reasons why initial reports so often are misleading…even when there is some video.  Here’s the link:

http://www.forcescience.org/hollywoodvsreality.html

For those who are interested in drilling down, the Institute’s website also contains articles and videos that further illustrate some of the points raised in the above video, along with the results of other research performed by the Institute.  Some of the findings/conclusions suggest that the courts, the public, and even law enforcement agencies have failed to take into account the physical, neurological, and psychological limits of even above-average members of our species, and that there are serious disconnects between some critical aspects of law enforcement selection, training, equipping, etc. on one hand, and the realities revealed by testing and research.

 

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