Another officer involved shooting. Another tragedy. More media coverage of excessive force by police. This time it’s Minneapolis on the hot seat. We’ll talk about it in Minneapolis Police Shooting Exposes Training Questions-Podcast 650.
R. Steven Rogers, a firearms instructor with Pistolcraft, joins Bob Davis. Rogers believes training is the key in the mystery of why officers may be prone to reaching for firearms.
Another Officer Involved Shooting
Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Saturday Night July 15th, 2017. The 40 year old South Minneapolis woman had called 911 to report a disturbance in the alley behind her home.
Details are sketchy so far, since the officer isn’t talking. Speculation is running rampant. Rogers asks some questions about the level of training for officer Noor and police as a whole in Minneapolis Police Shooting Exposes Training Questions-Podcast 650.
More Questions About City Management
Especially relevant is the question of how Minneapolis manages police. Is there too much involvement in police management by Mayor Betsy Hodges? There have been questions about police coverage in the city’s poorer neighborhoods for years. With reports of more crime in entertainment districts, now, suddenly, come questions of enough whether there are enough police, whether they are experienced enough and how they are trained. In Minneapolis Police Shooting Exposes Training Questions-Podcast 650.
Higher Training Standards May Be Key
Despite assertions that Minnesota ranks high in standards for police training, Rogers says the standard may not be high enough. He questions whether officers are getting enough training in dealing with the difficult situations they encounter, and thus revert to their firearms. In Minneapolis Police Shooting Exposes Training Questions-Podcast 650.
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Minneapolis Police Go To The Gun-Podcast 650