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Carson: Cops Could Be Trained to Shoot For The Legs

Carson: Cops Could Be Trained to Shoot For The Legs

Dr. Ben Carson, author of “One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future,” argued that while Officer Darren Wilson did nothing wrong in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, police should be better trained in non-lethal force such as shooting aggressors in the legs on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”

“First of all, I don’t think that the police officer did anything wrong. Nevertheless, there are probably additional techniques and knowledge that he could have been given. So all along, we probably need to beef up the instructions for police officers in general so that they don’t place themselves in such dangerous situations,” he stated.

Carson continued, “[H]e [Wilson] had every right to protect his life. But I do think that there are probably other techniques that could have been used.”

He specified “[F]or instance, in a lot of places, police officers aren’t even allowed to go into the more dangerous areas by themselves. They’re always paired. Or you know, people use tasers, people learn how to shoot people in the legs to stop them from charging, things of that nature. And I seriously doubt that he’d been given that information.”

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