Re: “Rethink use of force policy and police oversight in Lakewood” (Your Voice, 5-18).
I love Monday morning quarterbacks, especially the ones who didn’t even watch the game.
I had the opportunity to discuss (and learn about) the issue of lethal force with a Lakewood Police Department detective. Another self-appointed expert present at the time asked, “Why do you shoot to kill?”
The answer was immediate, forthright and courteous: “We don’t shoot to kill; we eliminate the threat. There are only three seconds in which to (make that decision).”
Those three seconds probably pass quickly. The poor man who was shot …