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    Policy Considerations: Shooting at or from Moving Vehicles

    Through agency policy many departments have considered restrictions on officers with respect to shooting at or from moving vehicles. The recent revisions of the IACP Model Policy on Use of Force (2001), indicates increased dangers of shooting at or from a moving vehicle. IACP model policy does not prohibit such uses of force per se, but would prohibit their uses where ...
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    Intentional Shooting that Fails to Hit Target: Not a Seizure under the 4th Amendment

    In accordance with United States Supreme Court rulings, a physical seizure occurs when a person’s movement is stopped by force delivered by a “means intentionally applied. Thus, if an officer shoots at a person but misses, there can be no physical seizure. A show of authority seizure occurs when an officer shows authority and the person complies with that show of ...
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    Firearms Training: Train like You Play

    As a firearms instructor, I have noticed a vast difference between veteran police officers and deputy sheriffs who take range qualifications and training time seriously and those who merely view it as a chore to get done with and move on. While the shooting techniques themselves may be okay and get them through yet another re-qualification stint, it seems that some ...
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