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by Paladin
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:53 pm
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Topic: SC: Bodycam of LEO shooting homeowner through front door.
Replies: 34
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Re: SC: Bodycam of LEO shooting homeowner through front door.

DynamicDan wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:48 pm
If a medical alert, why wouldn't paramedics be sent?
Exactly. The alarm company majorly screwed up. Huge difference between a "silent" "panic alarm" that the alarm company called in about and a medical alert.
by Paladin
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:12 pm
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Topic: SC: Bodycam of LEO shooting homeowner through front door.
Replies: 34
Views: 2555

Re: SC: Bodycam of LEO shooting homeowner through front door.

Rob72 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:43 am
Excaliber wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:08 am
One important element is missing from the story:

Did the dispatcher tell the deputy the alarm was a medical alert or was the call just dispatched as "an alarm?"

The wording of the dispatch will make a big difference in how the officer approaches, what he is prepared to see, and how he is primed to respond.
From experience: if you take Dispatch as gospel, you ain't too bright.

For the homeowner- never, never, never ever place yourself so that you're back lighted.
All these glass doors and side door windows place the homeowner at disadvantage. A good solid door with a peephole and cameras is better.

I believe the alarm company bears some responsibility here. In their 911 call they make it sound like a silent home alarm has been triggered, when it was a phone app medical alert.
by Paladin
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SC: Bodycam of LEO shooting homeowner through front door.
Replies: 34
Views: 2555

Re: SC: Bodycam of LEO shooting homeowner through front door.

I would submit that the shooting is evidence of a common training deficiency. Too many train to "see gun, shoot". That's why you see some law enforcement officers shooting each other. They saw the gun and shot before they bothered to put the situation in context. The officer had an easy opportunity to take cover and call for backup, but appears to have created a complete mess. Glad the homeowner lived.
VISION AND SCANNING

One problem I generally see in LE training is that more emphasis is put on flat range fire rather than learning to see and discriminate faster, which are equally as important. I ask individuals if they see first or shoot first in a tactical situation? The answer is simple, you must see first before you can shoot. Seeing and processing the information faster than your opponent is the key to whether you are in a shooting or in a gunfight.

Scanning and discrimination drills should compliment your live fire training. I always suggest you look at the “Whole Person” and then hands in a tactical encounter to help prevent fratricide. This is especially true for active shooter response scenarios and multi-breach point operations.

Always put in discrimination drills into your training.
Training for the read fight

ACHIEVING TACTICAL MATURITY:

The cheapest way to do this is to do dry fire practice against bad guys at home during an action movie on TV. You have to ID threats... friend vs. threat vs. third party and get a quick trigger pull on the threat before the threat disappears.

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