It isn’t the sort of “wiggle room” they would have you think.
Police Warning Shots May Be In For A Comeback
Last fall, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and 10 other law enforcement groups got together to work out a consensus policy on the use of force — a sort of model document for local departments that want to update their rules. When the document came out in January, it contained a surprise: It allowed for warning shots.
But Cunningham says the motivation for the change is to give officers a little more wiggle room when faced with a threat.