QUESTION OF THE WEEK- When is it okay for a police officer to fire his weapon?

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James Churchman:""If he sees a weapon and feels like he's being threatened, then that's a good time to pull his weapon.""


Nick Mattsson:"Only when he wears a condom."


Eloise Merrifield:"It's only okay if they are actually in danger from a person who is armed as equally as they are. Somebody charging at them with a knife is not the same danger as somebody charging with a gun, so it would not be okay. It has to be a truly dangerous situation."