Causes Of Officer Hesitation

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Fear is the number one reason police officers give for hesitating in a crisis. But, it is not fear for themselves. Some of the reasons many officers cite for hesitation is fear of litigation; loss of their job and pension; investigation by Internal Affairs; or of possible criminal action against themselves. There are many factors that can lead to an officer hesitating in the kill zone. Any hesitation in a crisis can potentially cost an officer his or her life, or it could cost the life of the alleged perpetrator or even an innocent bystander. However, hesitation by an officer could lead to the loss of evidence vital to the prosecution of the alleged perpetrator who was at the center of the controversy. Law Enforcement Officers are charged
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