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Point of Law: Shooting at Moving Vehicles

In Orn v. City of Tacoma, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a case against officers who shot at a suspect’s vehicle and paralyzed the suspect can go forward.

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Fatal Police Shooting Sparks Protests in Chicago Suburb

The Waukegan Police Department said an officer was "investigating an occupied vehicle" Tuesday when the suspects fled the scene. Later, a second officer spotted and approached the vehicle, which they said began moving in reverse toward him.

2 Chicago Officers Fired for Shooting at Stolen Car

In an 8 to 0 decision, the Chicago Police Board found that Officers Michael Coughlin Jr. and his partner, Jose Torres, violated Chicago Police Department rules for shooting at the car driven by 18-year-old Paul O’Neal in July 2016.

Arkansas Department Fires Officer Involved in Deadly Shooting

The Little Rock Police Department has fired Officer Charles Starks, who was involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect—identified as Bradley Blackshire—who was driving a stolen vehicle toward him.

Terror Attacks Lead Cities to Rethink Vehicle Shooting Policies

Police in Washington, New York City, Chicago and Las Vegas have begun allowing officers to fire at moving vehicles to stop such ramming attacks.

CA Police Union Slams Vehicle Shooting Policy After Officer Run Over

The police officers union said the attack shows how the department's policy prohibiting officers from firing at moving vehicles puts its "officers' lives in danger." More Here.

New Policy Restricts Las Vegas Officers’ Use of Neck Restraints

Las Vegas Metro Police announced today they are further limiting the use of a neck restraint that has proven deadly for it and other law enforcement agencies in the past.

NYPD Amends Vehicle Shooting Policy to Cover Terror Attacks

The NYPD has told officers they can open fire on vehicles to prevent a “mass ramming attack” like the terror strike last year in Nice, France, where a truck plowed through a crowd and killed 86 people.

San Francisco Police Commission Votes to Prohibit Shooting at Moving Vehicles

The San Francisco Police Commission approved a use-of-force policy Wednesday that would prohibit the city's police officers from shooting at moving vehicles or using carotid restraints.

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Trooper Who Shot at Fleeing Driver Cannot Be Sued, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court decided Monday that a Texas state trooper who shot and killed a fleeing suspect in a high-speed chase cannot be held civilly liable for the man's death, even though the officer's superior had told him not to shoot.

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