When the time comes when you have to protect your life, you may have a very small window to get a good shot. Active Self-Protection Police Cameras Hello everyone, welcome to today's Active Self-Protection Police Cameras bonus lesson. I'm your host, John Correia. Today's video comes to us from Louisville, Kentucky. Big Tex Outdoors has covers, optics, accessories … And other parts you need as a self-defender. I am one of their clients and I highly recommend them. Take a look at the link we have on our website so you can see our favorite offers. If you go and read the news about this case that I have linked in the description you'll see the officers are looking for a guy who has been threatening people that he has a gun and who is willing to hurt them, it had already been a problem in this complex before, there are quite serious desires here to find out who this guy is, we have police camera audio from here so let's listen.
– Quiet! – Get down on the floor … – Get down on the floor right now! – I'm going to shoot you if you don't. – Get down on the floor. – Are you okay? – Yes, I'm OK. I'm good. – Damn! – Good heavens! – Shots are reported. Downed man. We started with medical assistance. – Don't move your hands. – Don't move your hands, man. – I got it. I got it… – Put your hands behind your back. – Where was he shot? – It has to be somewhere in the front, I'm not sure, in the torso, over there … – Are you okay? – Yes, I'm OK. I'm good. – Damn! – Good heavens! – Keep your hands where we can see them. – Keep them where we can see them. – Keep your hands where we can see them.
– Don't move your hands. – Don't move your hands, man. – I got it. I got it … – Okay, okay. – Put your hands behind your back. – Where was he shot? – Where was he shot? – It has to be somewhere in the front, I'm not sure, in the torso, over there … Right there in this officer's chamber we can see the firearm that he tried to use against the officers, none of the officers who participated in the shooting were injured, the offender ended up taking the challenge of measuring the temperature of the sidewalk. And that's where this case ends. That was a difficult shot. Fortunately, the officer protected himself and his partner. This leads me to ask you a question: Have you ever worked in that holding fire position? Have you worked on shooting things that are at a very close distance? Where you don't want to leave that weapon floating in front of you.
I'm curious how many of our viewers they have done that kind of training. I have done it, I think it is really fundamental. First of all here we must talk about mental planning, this guy knows that if he contacts this guy, he's potentially very dangerous. So we have to have that mental plan in case this, that or the other happens … So he thinks he knows where this guy is going, he's going to get closer and immediately as soon as you see it He takes out the gun and he's going to start talking to the guy and says: "Put your hands up, [ __ ]" Now, I do not recommend that you insult anyone like that because that can be seen as a personal affront, it can intensify the conflict much more.
It's different from saying: "Raise your m ** ity hands", they are very different things. So I highly recommend that you think carefully about your verbal commands and be careful because what you want is to get me to obey you, not to escalate the conflict again. Again, I'm not mad at the officer for doing that, I get it, This guy is dirty in the long run, so he didn't have to give him another time of day. Now the next thing you want to think about is: What are you going to do when you point a gun at someone and they ignore you? Then the officer expects the person to obey when he points a gun at her, that's for sure … But to all my official friends and ordinary citizens alike, they should be ready so that when they point a gun at someone to get them to obey you and ignore you, and do not pose an immediate mortal threat, so you can't pull the trigger against them.
But again, for my official friends they could be using that as a submission tool or for our friends who are ordinary citizens that make a defensive display of the weapon or something like that, you better be mentally prepared. Now, the officer goes to blows, and now what are we going to do here? Well, this is one of the reasons we talk about: "Okay, now we have to put this firearm away," as for the officer who went to blows, you have to admit that this criminal now … You can see how he brings his elbow all the way back he's starting to clear his space to draw the weapon. So the officer grabs him by the jacket, but remember that the eyes are the windows to the soul, the hands are the windows of the intention.
So if you are an officer make sure you are checking those hands first. Now the officer wants to help him and he's going to put his gun away … Why? Well, because it will come to blows … And this is where I say having the ability to put the gun away without looking at the cover is something very important and only in this mission, the mission is what drives the tactics, techniques and procedures, so when an officer wearing an open holster With a full size pistol and that holster is off his body to an inch or so, or on your body …
Yeah, put that gun away without looking and then get to grips. I do not recommend doing that to hidden bearers. and being quick to put the weapon away is never required. Now while we slow down a bit here you're going to see the officer go after him to try to take control of this guy's hands, and I want you to observe the officer who is already on the guy, you can see he has already grabbed his wrist and he's trying to control the offender's right arm, that's a very good technique. So I don't know if he realized that he was trying to draw the gun right now, but he has his two hands in one and he's working to stop that guy from pulling out the gun or at least check your hand if you haven't seen the firearm, which is a good technique, but the criminal has merits too, so what you gonna see here while he's drawing the gun, we see that the officer draws the gun …
Why? Because he saw the fact that the guy was drawing a gun. Now, I want you to see a couple of things. Number one, this officer puts that gun within contact distance of the offender, you don't need to do that, i want you to be very careful i do that actually because leaving that weapon floating around gives the criminal the opportunity to grab that weapon, which, of course, you don't want to do. Number two, you must have a good angle here and you have an official partner, so you better know exactly where that bullet is going to go and put yourself in the best position not to hurt your fellow officer when you do that.
So put the gun down and this is where you are going to shoot. I understand now, officers will fire whatever ammunition their department gives them. For us as ordinary citizens, this is why I want to the best coated hollow point ammo you can have, not because I want to internally harm the offender but because what I want is for the bullet to remain inside the offender, I don't want that bullet to come out of him and endanger someone else, this is why a quality hollow point coated ammo is my recommendation. Now he put a bullet inside that guy and I want to talk about some of these techniques as well. As he steps back I like him to put both hands on the gun, So back away thinking, "I'm going to have to shoot this guy a second time." but while putting both hands on the gun, notice that he puts his thumb on the backside …
So from a technical perspective, you must train to put both hands on the gun and never risk having a weapon failure. Fortunately you didn't have to pull the trigger here, but if i had, there is a real risk here of causing a firearm failure when you do that and you can also see that while the other officer is covering the guy, he's having a hard time trying to get a good grip on the gun with both hands. That is something you really want to practice to the point that you never fail to do it. Now you can see the officer who just heard a gunshot right next to his ear it's like, "I can't hear anything," and that makes a lot of sense.
The officer with the body camera is covering the officer here and he's talking on his radio too, but let's be honest, you have many officers here, you don't necessarily have to talk too much with the central, when you talk to the central make sure you tell them who you are, where are you, what do you need and that's it. Now, you also have to communicate, and this is much more important, with the officers who are close to you, and not just stand there pointing the gun at someone but tell them what you want them to do, so the male officer here is going to jump in and say: "Okay, I'm going to put this guy in custody." communicate with everyone else: "I'm going to do this, you do that", that is very important after what happened so everyone knows what their job is and no one gets shot unnecessarily.
So now he gon 'get in, handcuff this guy while the officer continues to cover them … Good for him in doing that, staying in the care while that guy is in custody because you don't know what else he has on him. Now when that officer gets up, we can see a couple of things … I think this is a great value of police cameras, because people may ask, "Wait a minute, what happened here?" but right here we can see the weapon that the criminal had And it's lying on the sidewalk, and it fell on the sidewalk because the guy pulled that gun And I was trying to hurt an officer with it But you may not have seen her in the first police chamber it could have been very difficult to see in the first take.
So that's a limitation of the body camera that was on the shoulder of the first officer, we can only see that weapon in the second body camera, so we must always acknowledge that just because we can't see it on the body camera does not mean that it cannot be seen by the officer and that cannot be seen from another perspective, when we are watching a police camera We are only looking at a 2D perspective of a 3D event.
Fortunately there were several police cameras filming here which allowed us to see a more 3D perspective. Now, I also want to note, You can see that the officer on top and that he had messed with the guy, you can see the continuous effect that shot caused, He was not hit by the bullet, but it definitely did make him move away and reorient himself. Fortunately all of these officers are safe and well. The offender, again, paid the band, so he had to dance the dance. I'm not very worried about him.
But luckily all the officers went home at the end of the day and they covered their ASP..