There has to be an overt act on the part of the other person before an officer can even engage somebody.

The actions of the police division today will be to assist the church for the funeral. We anticipate that a fairly large crowd will be outside the church and the general area, ... We're trying to approach everything with common sense.

There are some problems between the races in America, and it stretches much beyond police/community relations. I think it's something that is encompassed by all the different aspects of society right now.

This is a tremendous shock on the department.

Certainly, the standard for use of force in the United States is that the officers can use force to defend themselves and/or to overcome resistance to arrest.

Went well beyond our expectations.

These things take a tremendous toll on the officers.

Of great concern to us as an agency.

Shrapnel would fly or the tank could take off like a rocket.