Pittsburgh Police Chief: Citizens Can Shoot CopsWhich is what she must mean. When the police start shooting, no one is safe. Since it’s well-established that the police have complete disregard for your safety, it’s up to you to defend yourself and your family – badge or not.
Even though it’s against department policy to fire into a vehicle from which no shots are fired, the Pittsburgh Police Chief emphasizes that she thinks the shooting of a vehicle occupant “had to happen”.
For all you bystanders, what you need to know is: When the police feel threatened, you are simply collateral damage:
One man was critically wounded when Officer Brendan Nee, 27, fired about 2 a.m. Sunday at a car driven by another man, who struck three pedestrians and who, one witness told police, held a gun outside the driver’s side windowvia Acting Pittsburgh police chief: Shooting at South Side suspect ‘had to happen’ – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Pittsburgh police policy states, “No officer may discharge a firearm at or into a moving vehicle or its occupants unless there are shots being fired from that vehicle.”
Police wrote in a criminal complaint that they found a .44-caliber Ruger pistol underneath the seat where the driver, D.L. Timothy Fullum, 26, of McKees Rocks, was sitting.
But Chief McDonald said today, “There’s not indication that the actor fired any shots.”
Still, she supported the officer.