Megan and I are scheduled to meet with Conway Police Chief AJ Gary soon, and I hope we have the opportunity to ask about the department's use of force policy.
After some looking in at other departments and general police training, and weighing that with the preliminary information given to the public by the police department, it seems officers were aligning with what's called a use of force continuum.
There are a lot of graphs showing appropriate response with terms that vary between agencies.
I know it's touchy to get into police tactics. We don't want to produce a guide with photos of how to get around an officer's training, but there's a militant system of responses to threatening situations we need to recognize exists.
And it's this system that saves people and police officers, and it tells a person when he or she should kill another person.
That thing our favorite poster said earlier about the 21 feet rule - that's a thing.
In training, officers are taught a threatening subject wielding a knife is lethal within 21 feet.