Officer-involved shootings are the focus of a new
documentary shown in Winona today.
eight-hundred-39 people were killed as a result of
police-involved shootings in the U-S.
the Winona State Criminal Justice program hosted the
director of the documentary to take a closer look
at how life and death decisions impact *officers*
News eight's Eric Jacobson joins us now with more.
It takes a look at the emotional and physical affects
to police officers following officer-involved shootings.
Shaver says almost every time deadly force is used.
it is a decision that is made in a matter of seconds.
He hopes his film will highlight what happens to officers
following a split-second decision.
When people watch this film, I just want them to see
the officer is also going through something at the
Now we can make judgements all day long about whether
the officer should have, or should not have shot,
but that doesn't effect the storm that's going to
be happening with that officer.
One police officer I spoke to today who watched the
film says an officer-invovled shooting can often have
long-lasting impacts throughout the entire community.
It impacts your family, your kids, the community.
I'm hoping today I can get more of a sense -- I've
been to these types of trainings before -- but I'm
hoping today, I can just broaden my knowledge on how
to deal with something like this, because I don't
think you can ever train enough for a situation like
Tonight on News 8 at ten we'll take a closer look
at what types of decisions officers must make in a
very short period of time.
If someone is interested.
where can they watch the film?
The film is not yet publically available.
But you can head to the website.
officerinvolvedproject.com to learn more information.