What to Say to Police After a Shooting
If you ever have to use your firearm to defend yourself or someone else, you will need to be very familiar with some things that you should and shouldn't say to the responding police officers in the aftermath of a shooting. There is a common 5 part plan that you need to commit to memory:
- "This man was attacking me. I was in fear for my life."
- "I am willing to file a complaint against this person."
- Point out the evidence to the police.
- Point out the witnesses to Police.
- "I will give my full cooperation, but I will need to speak to my attorney first." (Note: it is not enough to simply invoke your right to remain silent.You must request your attorney!)
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