Broken Arrow Police Controversy

The mounted flashlights have landed seven Broken Arrow police officers under investigation, but the Chief of Police has now made a decision on what action he will take.

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FrankS - 11/21/2013 8:04 AM
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Once upon a time, I was taught NOT to hold a light in line with whatever you don't want shot. If there is a situation, the weapon-mounted light shows the bad guy exactly where to shoot. Dummies.

Unwashed Mass - 11/19/2013 1:34 PM
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Broken Arrow has AK47's for their routine traffic stops.

Unwashed Mass - 11/19/2013 1:33 PM
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When the gun-mounted light is handier than the big maglight, the tendency is to use the gun light whenever they need a light, which means a lot of people are having guns pointed at them unjustifiably. That puts the citizens unnecessarily in danger of accidental discharges, and pointing a gun is also a big escalation in the use of force continuum. The policy is good and should be obeyed.

CowBot9000 - 11/19/2013 12:16 PM
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Ding dongs were probably pointing guns at people during routine traffic stops.

jarhead40 - 11/19/2013 7:19 AM
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We definitely would not want the officers to have every advantage possible so they ensure their safety and the safety of others. Let be make sense of why this "no" policy exist; we entrust you to carry a gun but we don't trust you to completely responsible with it. So now instead of the officer being able to have a hand free if needed he has to use his off hand to carry a flashlight and hold up his firearm. Way to look out for their safety!

firemike922 - 11/19/2013 5:29 AM
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Oh and I assume you know what really happened? Do tell...

Unwashed Mass - 11/18/2013 11:58 PM
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"I think they feel a little bit better about it to where it's not an IA investigation pursuit where they are seeking out information" Yes, we certainly dont want to know what actually happened do we?
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