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Shooting at Vehicles

Denver Police Prohibited from Shooting at Cars

Following reviews sparked by the fatal shooting of teenager Jessica Hernandez, the Denver Police Department is changing its policy about shooting at suspects in moving vehicles. More Here.

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Video: Denver Police Prohibited from Shooting at Cars

Following reviews sparked by the fatal shooting of teenager Jessica Hernandez, the Denver Police Department is changing its policy about shooting at suspects in moving vehicles.

Florida Officers Prohibited from Shooting at Cars

Miami Beach police officers will no longer treat a moving car as a deadly weapon — meaning officers won’t be allowed to shoot at one unless someone inside displays a weapon or opens fire first.

Vehicle Pursuits and Deadly Force

For the third time in 10 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has given us guidance on the kinds of circumstances that may justify the use of deadly force to stop a dangerous driver.

Video: Fatal Montana OIS Ruled Justified

A coroner’s jury found Wednesday that Billings Police Officer Dave Punt was justified when he shot and killed Daniel Brawley earlier this year, the Billings Gazette reports.

Cleveland Officers Barred From Shooting at Vehicles

A new order essentially bars Cleveland police from shooting at or from a moving vehicle, city officials announced Wednesday in what is the latest reform at a department where the use of force has been widely criticized.

Alaska Agency's Policy Curtails Shooting at Vehicles

Following a series of officer-involved shootings, the Anchorage (Alaska) Police Department has altered its use-of-force policy to limit officers' ability to fire at moving vehicles.

Surviving Vehicle Ambushes

The vehicle, the patrol car, the "shop," is obviously what distinguishes the vehicle ambush from other types of attacks. It also gives you instant mobility to get out of the kill zone. In keeping with the suggested tactics for lethal force encounters the vehicle helps you move and create distance.

N.C. Cop Fired at Vehicle That Struck Him

The incident began at about 3 a.m. Sunday on the 600 block of South King Street, when Officer Jon Rickett, 30, spotted a vehicle down a gravel road. He went to investigate, and the vehicle backed into him. He fired at the car, stopping it.

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California Deputy Fires at Subject During Traffic Stop

The deputies stopped 24-year-old Johnny Angel Ochoa, who was wanted on child endangerment and vandalism charges in Bay Point. After Ochoa gave the deputies a false name, he tried to speed away. One of the deputies had attempted to yank the keys out of the ignition of the vehicle, which struck the second deputy.

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