Abilene's Chief Of Police Discusses Use of Deadly Force in Standoffs

Published 07/03 2014 09:47PM

Updated 07/03 2014 10:32PM

After the Sweetwater standoff that left the suspect dead. We decided to have a sit down with the Chief of Police of the Key City's police department, on where the line is drawn between having to use deadly force to looking into non-lethal options.

He tells us, that many times the mental state of someone is seldom known when pulling up to a scene. They are allowed to match force for force when situations become deadly. He says it would be "absurd," to use less lethal options if a suspect or suspects is using lethal force against them.

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