This video, 8th overall and the 5th of 7 filmed in a series for 2017, was produced by LEO Round Table. It is basically a Shoot/Don’t Shoot tutorial for civilians. Given today’s politically charged climate for law enforcement officers, we wanted to take a proactive approach in helping to solve the problem…education.
With videos popping up on social media and news outlets (i.e. Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Falcon Heights, Minnesota) involving police shootings, it’s all too easy to rush to judgement and form an opinion with limited or incomplete information. Then, there will always be individuals who will take matters into their own hands such as what happened with the sniper who killed 5 Dallas police officers and the ambush killing of 3 officers in Baton Rouge.
Even if you possess all of the facts, it can be daunting for the civilian to understand the law enforcement officer’s Use of Force Continuum, Matrix or Rules of Engagement. We seek to address these concerns in the series of videos.
This particular scenario attempts to address the use of deadly force against armed suspects who pose no threat to the law enforcement officer. Our cop is panelist David D’Agresta and our bad guy is retired LEO Reggie Williams.
Thank you to our sponsors and all of the volunteers who made this project a success:
Producers: Chip DeBlock & Bret Bartlett
Video Production: Cadet Media
Technical Assistance: Jared Douds
Logistics: Rick Sementilli, Vince Leto, Jim Simonson & Mike George
Actors: David D’Agresta, Lisa Alsip, Luis Hernandez, Ward Meythaler & Reggie Williams
Extras: Robyn D’Agresta, Gavin Alsip, Patty DeBlock, Ward Meythaler & Ashley Veit
Sponsors: Ex Umbra Defense Solutions, LLC; Papa John’s Pizza #4163 in Tamps, FL; Tampa FOP Lodge #27