FAIRFAX AND PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTIES –
There wasn’t truly a bomb. That reality has had some asking this query, why did the officers should shoot a 15-yr-previous boy?  

 

Why could not the officers use a unique method to apprehend him, like a taser?

 

Oscar Urbina, the daddy of Rubin Urbina who was shot and killed by police final weekend, requested that query in a letter to the Prince William County officer who shot his son. 

 

 

WUSA9 filed a Freedom of Info Act (FOIA) request with Prince William County Police asking whether or not the officers who responded to the Haymarket residence final weekend have been outfitted with Tasers (digital management units) and whether or not any of them had acquired Disaster Intervention Coaching (CIT).  No response has come as of but and officers within the division declined to touch upon the matter.  

 

For perspective on how police deal with harmful conditions and other people, WUSA9 reached out to Fairfax County Police Chief Ed Roessler. He agreed to talk on Fairfax County instances, not the the Prince William County case.

 

Getting as a lot info previous to police displaying up is crucial, says Roessler.  

 

“That is tactical dispatch. So when a name for service is available in, you don’t need a name taker simply getting the essential details after which dispatching the officers to the scene. What you need to do is keep on the telephone line with the individual and proceed to develop rapport to study as a lot element as potential,” stated Roessler.  

 

On March 2, 2016, Fairfax officers responded to a house invasion-theft in Franconia. The suspect hearth photographs at officers, but officers by no means fired again. 

 

“We do not know what the backdrop is.  And on this specific case, if we miss, who else is in the home? Are there incident individuals? It was fast determination-making and the state of affairs pressured that.  And we continued negotiations with the person inside the home,” stated Roessler.

 

A fringe was set as much as isolate and include the state of affairs, stated Roessler.  They established contact with the suspect by means of 911 and commenced a prolonged negotiations course of.  It was lastly resolved peacefully with no one harm.    

 

Nevertheless, earlier in 2017, Fairfax officers did deploy lethal drive in Herndon. The suspect there has set a home on hearth after attacking an individual inside and holding the individual hostage. When the suspect opened the door, he was armed with knife. Roessler stated officers needed to shoot him to save lots of the opposite individual inside.  

 

“Each state of affairs is totally different,” Roessler stated. That applies to utilizing Tasers, or digital management units as nicely.  Not all officers carry them, but when they do, they need to go…