or, IMPD Officer Handles Situation Appropriately:
When an "out-of-control, knife-wielding student" locked himself in a Home Ec room at Decatur Central High School, the school called the cops; when IMPD Officer Jeff Patterson had a look, he found himself dodging a thrown knife!
That's deadly force, that is. So, did Officer Patterson draw his sidearm? No. His taser? Nope. (Though that seems to have been Option 2.) Nightstick? Huh-unh. He grabbed a nearby trash can lid and went back in!
He persuaded the student to surrender and the situation ended without bloodshed.
I take IMPD to task pretty often. When the local police get something outstandingly right, it's only fair to mention it.
3 months ago