As much as I want to see the lady stopped and prosecuted, what she did was not a capital offense.
The officer should have taken down the license of the vehicle, and passed it on to officers on duty when they arrived.
That being said, this was hardly a perfect mom. Perfect moms don’t expose themselves to danger when they are responsible for children at home.
Perfect daughters don’t expose their parents to unreasonable responsibility if they have to go to jail or worse.
Shelton, when you go out to screw with others, it often backfires.
Good daughters may go out dancing, to eat, to see a movie, just to hang with friends, or other positive things. They also do things that involve their children too. They don’t go out to steal.
As I understand, "what she did" (the shoplifting) is not even involved here, except as a lead-in. She was killed in a struggle with an armed, uniformed cop when she had an advantage of a vehicle.
The LEO's actions will be reviewed, of course. He can use the weapon only to protect himself or others from deadly harm. Shooting at a fleeing shoplifter is not it.
No. That would be what a CIVILIAN (and perhaps a non-cop security guard) should have done. A law officer is ALWAYS on duty. His/her responsibility to uphold the law doesn't end when they go off shift.
I think that fleeing the scene of a crime after being told to halt by a UNIFORMED OFFICER is probably a felony.