Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
James Ray Palmer entered a courthouse in Van Buren, Ark., on Sept. 13 and opened fire inside a judge's office. Responding officers struck Palmer as he exited the courthouse.
Newer shields developed with patrol officers in mind are lighter weight and designed to allow officers to shoot while carrying them. They can also easily fit in a patrol car.
For policing professionals, the Tucson shooting offers another opportunity: to analyze the local public safety response to learn what worked, what could have been done better, and what takeaway lessons might help other agencies respond to a mass-casualty incident in their own city.