you say the Lt made a bad decision but unfortunetly you are unaware of the policies and procedures of the use of deadly force. If an officer can justify and believes his life was in danger, then he has the right to use as much force necessary to stop the threat. If the Lt had released himself from the vehicle, then he would have been ran over by the back two tires of the vehicle. believe it or not but the Lt. was justified in shooting the operator of the vehicle. Another thing the news did not mention but the individual was attempting and didnt care about hurting the officer. Everyone blames officers for reacting but 99% of the time...we choose the right decision. Its so easy to criticize an officers decision, but you werent there nor do u know the whole story and history of what happened. Until then, you should start blaming the individual who attempted to hurt the officer.
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