Monday, 12 November 2018

Are You Worried He Showed Up Your Officers, Then?

Police Commissioner Graham Ashton said authorities had spoken with Mr Rogers, but the public should not be putting themselves on the front line in dangerous situations.
'Look, you just have to be a bit careful about — in that situation how close you do get — because he could have been injured himself,' Mr Ashton told Weekend Today on Saturday morning.
You can see the video yourselves, from several camera angles. Trolley Man at least seemed to understand exactly what was going on. More than can be said for the police on the scene...
Video shot from the scene showed the frenzied attack that carried on for more than a minute as Ali chased the officers around as they tried to convince him to surrender, before finally shooting him.
The attacker chased the officers around trees as they tried to avoid his blows and defuse the situation. The officers then retreated to the other side of the road as the attacker, dressed in a long jacket and grey pants, ominously pursued them as horrified bystanders called on police to shoot him.
The video shows police too scared to do what needs to be done, getting in each other's way, and hesitating far too long before taking him out. They were lucky. 


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MTG said...

Gosh. 'Dithering pork shamed by doorway sleeper' headlines. Did fumbling plod even lack the sense to hand over their firearms to the only brains on site?

selsey.steve said...

I'm ex-armed Police (Royal Hong Kong Police) In that situation it would have been "Bang-Bang". End of. And the shooting would have been entirely justifiable. What I saw on the video made me wonder at what sort on training these officers had. Non, I suspect.

JuliaM said...

"What I saw on the video made me wonder at what sort on training these officers had."

They seem to have had a lot on 'negotiation' and 'conflict resolution' and very little on 'grouping' and 'threat recognition'.

Which is probably fine for a normal day on the beat. This was not such a day.