Originally Posted by Manolito
Met with a supervosor of the CO who pulled the trigger. Warning shot can only be used when you have the right to use deadly force and then it is officer discretion. First shot was fired and all inmates hit the deck removing the right to use deadly force. Then the combatants got up again and started kicking the inmate again. A warning shot was fired and all inmates hit the ground again. New position allowed another guard a clear shot and as the inmates got up again and started kicking the inmate in the head he took a center mass shot and hit the lower right quadrant and exited the thigh.
Pretty interesting policy once explained to me.
I am not a LEO or a CO I just had a meeting and got this information.
That is exactly correct. All the circumstances that authorize the use of deadly force must be present in order for you to fire your weapon whether it is aimed at an individual or at the ground for a warning shot. And it is up to the Officer to make the determination and then defend the decision later.