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When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident Paperback – December 17, 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 239 pages
  • Publisher: BookLogix; 1St Edition edition (December 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1610052935
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610052931
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #931,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have been in law enforcement for approximately ten years and I've worked in several different assignments. I recently purchased this book as I found the topic interesting and believed it to be relevant for modern law enforcement. However, the material presented went beyond my expectations as it was a comprehensive review of many facets of critical incidents and provided valuable guidance on how to navigate these dynamic moments. I was unable to put the book down until I finished the last page. I immediately called a fellow officer and covered some of the material including new things I had learned which would greatly assist any officer in a critical incident. Not only is this book a must read for any current LEO... I believe this book should be required reading for every peace officer during their initial law enforcement training, either at the academy or in field training.
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I have worked side by side with Lance LoRusso from the early beginnings of his Law Enforcement career. Lance has remained a professional throughout his distinguished career and completed many of the tasks some Law Enforcement Officers only dream of. As a 35 year veteran Police Officer I am often asked for my advice. My advice now is that every Law Enforcement Officer should read this book!

"When Cops Kill" covers both the human as well as the legal side of a critical incident. This book should be required reading for any Law Enforcement Supervisor. However, any Law Enforcement Supervisor who cares about the Officers under their command should want to read this book.

CORPORAL ROBERT (BOB) LITTLER - COBB COUNTY POLICE/RETIRED
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Well written and researched, easy to read and understand, "When Cops Kill" is a great set of guideposts for Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) for that day when he/she may hear the question read to them, "Do You Understand Your Rights?" Attorney Lance LoRusso, "The Blue Line Lawyer," reminds the reader of the reality of today's world and the chances that an officer may find himself defending his actions in a court of law. No one is better qualified to have produced this "Guidepost" than the author, who has made it his life's goal to support those in The Blue Line. From my view as a retired prosecutor who has sent many "bad guys" to prison and even death row for injuring or killing LEOs [and one case of sending a LEO to prison for killing a "bad guy"], "When Cops Kill" is a worthwhile and "must read" for those in law enforcement. This book will give officers some sense of relief that they have prepared themselves for going back out on the streets . . .
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EDUCATIONAL, INFORMATIVE, AND WRITTEN WITH A PASSION

Lance LoRusso, a former cop and a distinguished lawyer, wrote When Cops Kill from the perspective of real life experience which helps readers truly understand what law enforcement officers (LEO)deal with after a critical incident utilizing force. Though written for LEOs, this book is also useful in helping the general public understand the realities of what happens when cops are involved in a critical incident. Thus it is an excellent tool for equipping anyone desiring to exercise good citizenship with a detailed perspective of what happens behind the headlines and sound bites. Anyone wishing to be well-informed about the realities of what happens to some police officers in their effort to maintain a well-ordered society should read this book.

No doubt it is a must-read for LEOs and their families. It not only educates them about how to handle criminal, administrative, media, and state licensing investigations, but also prepares them for the civil ramifications (what happens if they get sued) and, more importantly, the mental and emotional trauma they endure. As an example of the ramifications of the mental and emotional trauma, Lance provides a comparative analysis of the pre-event stress in an incident involving use of force and that of a car wreck. Most of us have either been involved in or witnessed a car wreck and understand the difficulties of accurately recalling all the details immediately following the event, not to mention the conflicting reports of eyewitnesses. In comparison, an incident where one's life is at stake is more stressful.
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By Jack on August 1, 2013
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After 37 years in the law enforcement and public safety field, I must say this is one of the most informative books I have had the opportunity to enjoy. I only wish I had this information available to me when I was a sworn officer and involved in a police shooting and other major incidents where legal advise would have helped the situation or at least put me at ease with my actions and my future with the police department. The information contained in this book is not just theory developed from college courses and reading other books, but it is valuable and reliable information developed after years and years of experiential knowledge from a true professional with the passion for protecting the rights of those of us who protect the citizens across the country. A tribute to the author!
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