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The politics of shooting at moving cars

As reported on, police agencies across the United States were busy during 2016, modifying their use-of-force policies to prohibit or substantially restrict officers from shooting at moving vehicles.

January 4, 2017  By Staff

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), had previously included Principle #8 “Shooting at vehicles should be prohibited” in their Guiding Principles Document.

According to the PERF Guiding Principles Document: “Agencies should adopt a prohibition against shooting at or from a moving vehicle unless someone in the vehicle is using or threatening deadly force by means other than the vehicle itself”.


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