Re: Police Points Gun While Traffic Directing
not a chance and depending on just what direction the jeep was headed, the officer might have had the right to fire. IF the officer feared for his safety (like believed the Jeep was going to hit him) he would have had a right to fire.
think if it this way; there are a bunch of drunk idiots in a Jeep. You have continually told them to stop. They continue to move.
You now have your back to them and you hear their vehicle gunning the accelerator.
No, do you know if they aren't headed for you? They have already shown their contempt by refusing to comply with the officers commands.
the idiot in the Jeep is lucky the officer didn't have time to deal with him in an individual manner. I suggest he would have been given a citation and maybe even arrested.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.