Is an officer allowed to pull his gun if he feels his life is in jeopardy, or should he lay there and let thugs kill him?
Citizens judging from their couch can't decide what he felt at the time. You can say you can, but you're full of BS.
Tazers kill too. Plus, who wants to fumble around with that when you can just draw your .40 cal glock out and end the nonsense in a hurry.
At one point, several kids began jumping over the fence to get into the pool area and were causing a disturbance, Embry said, and a couple of fights broke out.
While he did not agree with the officer's profanity or belligerence, Embry said, police were right to respond.
"That's what they are supposed to do — protect us," he said. "I don't know any other way he could have taken her down or established order."
- ms mannersLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
Everyone is an armchair quarterback these days.
Apparently now officers are expected to master MMA moves so they can subdue people who want to hurt them without injuring them.
- RobertLv 75 years ago
Yes and how 'convenient' so many MSM reports edit out anything that would put that gun draw into perspective such as the two guys, one white, who were aggressively approaching from behind and the one who ran and was chased by the two cops who showed up. Gee how much of a non-issue once again would this all be if people simply OBEYED REASONABLE POLICE COMMANDS? I watched the full video; I am sure if you ask the cop NOW if he would do anything different but hindsight is always 20/20. That cop was acting within a volatile situation created by those douche bag party crashers... bottom line to prove he acted appropriately: NO ONE WAS HURT.
- JohnnyLv 55 years ago
The whiny Libtards would have you believe that no one ever attacks the police and that the police are simply jack-booted thugs looking to hurt/kill all the nice people who are simply minding their own business. Never mind the fact that the officer was outnumbered and aware that two large males were approaching him from behind, they would have you believe they were all there to assist him in controlling the crowd and that he just went berserk and started waving his pistol at everyone.
- 5 years ago
Better to err on the side of Safety. Pull the gun, you can always put it back in the holster if it is not needed
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- blueyeznjLv 65 years ago
Yes, if his or her life is in jeopardy. If you're asking this in response to the Texas pool party, it's hard to imagine how that officer felt his life was in jeopardy. Of course, he may be completely paranoid and think his life is always in jeopardy regardless of the circumstances. And if that is the case he has no business being a police officer.
- Gandy DancerLv 75 years ago
Once a police officer realizes he is dealing with kneegrows, he should surrender his weapon to them and let them decide what to do.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Yea, that officer in Texas really had reason to believe that teens in bikinis were a threat to his life.
- AMERICA IS DEADLv 75 years ago
If he feels threatened by an unarmed teenager in a bikini, then he should not be a cop.
- FrankLv 75 years ago
I am assuming this relates to the swimming-pool incident in Texas. By no stretch of any sane person's imagination was that officer's life in danger. In fact, he created the only existing danger to anyone (at least after the police arrived).
- Bad SpellerLv 65 years ago
yes. for sure