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12.11.15

How many Herald Sun reporters does it take to question the appropriateness of a policeman firing at a gansgter who has just run him down?

Victoria Police recently decided that OH&S issues trump pursuing drug-affected criminals in cars. That decision has given licence to the latter to simply drive at or around police to escape apprehension, with predictable results:
"The driver of that vehicle accelerated hard towards the police member and ran him down," said Acting Superintendent David Griffin.
But may a policeman fire his gun to attempt to save his own life? Herald Sun reporters Kara Irving, Wes Hosking and Jon Kaila (strength in numbers obviously being a necessary requisite for Herald Sun staff at police incidents) ask the question:
Supt Griffin ... would not comment on whether discharging the firearm was the best response under the circumstances.



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