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Police chiefs endorse shoot-to-kill policy

The International Association of Chiefs of Police, which represents the heads of police forces across the world, has issued guidelines saying that officers who confront a suicide bomber should shoot the suspect in the head. The recommendations, the first from a major police organization to deal with the realities of a post-September 11 world, take a more aggressive posture than typical lethal-force guidelines. The guidelines were circulated July8 – about two weeks before the London police, acting on such a policy, killed a innocent Brazilian. They shot him in the head because they mistook him for a suicide bomber. The National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board in the United States is developing the first national protocol for response to suicide bombers and is also recommending to police bomb squads nationwide that if a suspect is wearing a suicide bomb, an officer who needs to use deadly force should not shoot near the bomb. Full Story

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