An OIS (Officer Involved Shooting) in Las Vegas provides some lessons to be learned. Breach-Bang-Clear
OIS & Tourniquet Use by LVMPD
What can we learn?
There is a lot of good work being done by the coppers in this video, though there’s at least one thing that made us wince when we watched. This recording will almost assuredly be adopted into all sorts of classes across the country. That said, there’s always sumthin’ to learn, assuming you’re willing to do so.
Some background – LVMP officers located a vehicle matching the description of the vic used in a shooting the previous day. They approached the vic and the pax fled. A short pursuit followed, but officers broke off the chase for public safety concerns [note: we’re trying to find the pursuit footage]. The vehicle crashed and at least one suspect cracked off a round. Responding officers objected ballistically and at least one suspect was hit.
One of the officers who shot the suspect then deployed a tourniquet on the man, who was conscious and speaking. No officers were injured.
SO – what do we keep here, and what do we throw away?
Watch the video, then let’s collectively get our learn on.
To you LV officers I say, very well done. Glad you came out of this upright, and I appreciate you representing an honorable profession by your actions.
To our readers…lemme take a minute here on behalf of all of us here at Breach-Bang-Clear to say we appreciate you. There are some well and truly savvy folks reading these articles (and a few knuckle draggers too, which is entertaining), savvy folks who are willing to engage in civil discourse. That makes for some damn good conversations.
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Even if we don’t agree.
Different viewpoints allow learning to occur — because remember:
Be safe, stay dangerous. That’s all for now, go forth and conquer.
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