So far this year .
eight-hundred-39 people in the U-S have been killed
as a result of police-involved shootings.
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 gives us a closer look.
Winona Police Sgt.
Jay Rasmussen knows on any given day.
the unthinkable can happen.
Obviously a police officer makes a decision in a split
second sometimes, and it's judged by the public, and
by other people that -- hindsight is 20/20.
And that moment can have a lasting impact on an officer
Sometimes the public loses focus on the fact that
we're humans too.
Very shortly in my career, my friend went through
a shooting, and soon after that, another friend asked
me, 'Well, why can't you just shoot someone in the
arm or the leg?'
The film takes a deeper look into the lives of police
officers who have used deadly force while on the job.
We ask the officers what happened after the shooting.
We don't get into why did you shoot, we asked, how
did you feel afterward: What was the media like after
the shooting? What was it like to tell your family?
Did you have any religious issues? What was it like
to get back to work?
He hopes police officers and other viewers come away
with a different perspective.
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.
And police officers hope they can take away something
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
In Winona, EJ, N8.
The film is not yet available to the public.
But you can head to the website.
officerinvolvedproject.com to learn more information