This is sheer suicidal insanity. The LA Police Commission is ordering police officers to literally run away from bad guys if they point a gun at them. This is all coming into play because of an encounter with a female suspect armed with an eight to nine-inch knife. She charged the officers, repeatedly ignored commands to stop, and was recorded yelling “shoot me” as she swung her knife from side to side.
The armed suspect quickly closed the gap between her knife and the police officers from 70 feet to less than 5 feet in under ten seconds. That is when the first officer fired his gun. The second officer involved had only three seconds to respond to the imminent threat. Even the Commission stated that “It was reasonable for Officer C to believe, in the moment when the use of force occurred, that the subject would imminently assault him with the knife.” But they sanctioned him for not running away anyway. Now we are literally telling cops to run away instead of enforcing the law and stopping bad guys.
I guess Islamists, gangs and Marxists run the streets in LA now. Yet another reason to get the hell out of there.
From The Daily Caller:
The Los Angeles Police Commission wants LAPD police officers to run away when a suspect confronts them with a weapon, warns the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the labor union of the city’s police officers.
The organization posted a blog post critical of the commission’s recent decision to find that fault lay upon an LAPD officer who used deadly force when a female suspect, Norma Guzman, came at him and his partner swinging a large knife.
“The key facts in this case are not in dispute. A female suspect, armed with an 8 to 9-inch knife, charged at officers, repeatedly ignored commands to stop, and was recorded yelling ‘shoot me’ as she swung her knife from side to side,” the LAPPL Board of Directors wrote in a blog post.
The armed suspect immediately closed the space between her knife and the police officers from 70 feet to no more than 5 feet in less 10 seconds. At this point, the first officer shot from his service weapon.
The second officer (Officer C) involved in the incident only had three seconds to react to the forthcoming threat. The Commission stated, “It was reasonable for Officer C to believe, in the moment when the use of force occurred, that the subject would imminently assault him with the knife.”
This will certainly result in more dead police officers and maybe that is the intent here as evil and nutty as that sounds. “Suspect charging from the front. Vehicles on either side. Where do you ‘redeploy?’ Run backwards. That is just off-the-charts insane. The officer could easily trip and fall and then be murdered. Are they supposed to run and leave potential victims at the mercy of the suspect? Why bother having police if you are going to mandate this?
The commission — composed of five mayoral appointees and city council-confirmed civilians who broke ranks with Police Chief Charlie Beck — claimed the LAPD Officer violated deadly force rules, in the case which happened last year. Despite support from Beck, Guzman’s family and local activists want the officer to be charged criminally, the Los Angeles Times reported.
In a statement, The Board Of Directors of The LAPPL said, “When officers are attacked, they must be able to protect themselves. It’s appalling that four commissioners with zero law enforcement experience can so easily cast aside the Chief of Police’s conclusion that our officers acted within policy.”
The statement continues, “The Commission’s finding that an officer being charged at with a weapon should run away is absurd. The commission just made every police officer’s job more dangerous. They are telling officers you can save your life or save your job, but you cannot do both.”
The minute an officer turns his back on a suspect with a gun or knife, he or she is basically signing their own death warrant. There’s no way someone can’t know this. It is obvious.