A reader sent two videos of a police-involved shooting to us (watch the videos below) and asked if we thought the incident involved an appropriate use of deadly force by the police officers. The officers were investigating a man with a knife who was allegedly involved in an instance of domestic violence.
We decided that instead of us making the decision, we’d let our readers make the call.
As you’ll see in the videos below, the suspect has a large knife and puts it on the ground as requested by the police, who are speaking with him on the side of a country road.
You’ll also see how quickly a relatively calm situation can turn violent.
Watch the videos below (bodycam footage from two different police officers) and then share your opinion about the shooting by emailing [email protected]. While we have a very definite opinion about what took place, we’re more interested in what you think.