Rules of Engagment changes? -LAPD
Child used as human shield
This little 19 month child died when her idiot father used her for a human shield against the LAPD. It's not yet known if she died by her father's bullet or the LAPD but it begs to be asked "should we change the Rules of Engagement to prevent more deaths like this in the future?"
In many states the Police are no longer able to drive in hot persuit because too much collateral damage was ensuing. This looks like another situation in which we'll have to modify the rules of what officers can do in hostage situations. When children are being killed something has gone awry. I'm not mad at the Officers but rather the silly policy that would enable them to expend 90 rounds knowing there was a young hostage. Yes an officer was wounded but evidently so was this child that didn't have a flak jacket.
IMO only a sniper should be able to fire upon a perp in a hostage environment once things have escalated to the point were saving the hostage becomes prohibitively difficult.