STREET BEAT: ‘How should police be trained in the use of deadly force?’

STREET BEAT: ‘How should police be trained in the use of deadly force?’

Opinion, Street Beat 0 Comment

Compiled in Koreatown by Dorany Pineda.

Derrick Burney
Pasadena
“The right way. I don’t know their training procedures, but I would think in the right way to make the right decisions and exhaust all of their options before utilizing their weapons.”

Dana Cameron
Burbank
“My brother is a cop and I want him trained to know how to take care of himself and I want the police to know how to take care of themselves, but it would be nice if there was a way that they weren’t able to use [force] so easily.”

Ulisses Barajas
San Diego
“I do think they should have extensive training, not just whatever program they’re doing right now because it’s obviously not working out. Apart from learning how to use a gun, it’s also self-control classes…”

Tyra Howlett
Fontana
“I think right now they’re very reactive. Depending on what happens to them, it’s their first instinct that it’s going to be lethal, that they need to reach for their gun. … I don’t think they have the ability anymore to talk down the situation, to talk to people and try to calm them down before reaching for their weapon.”

Tyra Howlett
Fontana
“I think right now they’re very reactive. Depending on what happens to them, it’s their first instinct that it’s going to be lethal, that they need to reach for their gun. … I don’t think they have the ability anymore to talk down the situation, to talk to people and try to calm them down before reaching for their weapon.”

 

 

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