Dr. Bill Lewinski of the Force Science Institute offers his thoughts on high-risk hostage encounters following the accidental shooting of a college student by a Nassau County (N.Y.) Police Department officer. Bill explains high-stress decision making, how tell when you can no longer engage a suspect with rapport, and the importance of time as a factor in an officer's ability to react to these complex situations. Read our profile of Lewinski here.
On Feb. 14, 2012, Scottsdale Police Officer James Peters ended a standoff with John Loxas, who had threatened neighbors with a pistol and who was endangering his 9-month-old grandson. A neighbor called 911 after Loxas threatened to kill two people with a pistol. Read the full story here.