Brit London, President of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Administration, joined the Mike Broomhead show Thursday morning to discuss the new policies that are being enforced on the Phoenix Police Department.
One of the new policies include making officers file a report every single time they discharge their firearms for any reason. The one fear that would come of this is the scenario an officer would hesitate drawing their firearm that could possibly put themselves and the community in danger. When asked if the reporting of discharging firearms would be used against the officers London said.
"Sure, you're only as good as your last use of force, I definitely see that being used against an officer. I can see them saying 'you pulled out your gun 100 times and now you were forced to use deadly force' and then the narritive would proceed after that."
London also says, "We only point our guns when it's justified. For example, I pull over a car, they aren't showing their hands and they aren't being complient, My alert level goes up. I need to draw my weapon to ensure the saftey of the community and myself because I don't know what's going to happen. I need to do so to ensure the saftey of my community and myself."
You can listen to the full interview here.