I’m not convinced there was an appropriate way for Adam to get out of that alive. I suppose that at the very least when dealing with children, I’d vastly prefer if cops used less lethal force like tasers. I know police get scared for their lives too, and they shouldn’t have to offer their life to their job. However, they’re the trained professionals in these situations, and maybe we need to reassess how they handle these scenarios.
Some potential approaches:
-better emotional training for cops so they aren’t as scared
-tactical training, there were many officers on scene and if they had been able to work together to surround him it may have ended differently
-this one is big when going to a situation like this (called for gunshots in the area), they should be using better body armor to protect themselves from being shot fatally
-finally, prioritize hunan life. In situations like this where it’s dark and impossible to tell what’s happening, let them get away if the officer fears for their life rather than feeling like they have to put themselves in danger
Any of those resonate with you?