Posted By: znouza (- Armored Pilsener -) on 'CZmilitary'
Title:     Jak se zachovat v pripade, ze nekoho v sebeobrane zastrelite-en
Date:      Sat Mar 27 10:54:48 1999

If you have been involved in a shooting incident, the following steps should 
be taken, but only after you are completely sure there is no longer a threat.

1. Secure the weapon the assailant used. Check yourself for injuries. Make a 
complete check of the scene, however do not tamper with any evidence. If the 
person shot is no longer a threat, try to help them. Do not talk to them or 
use abusive language. Don't touch the assailant if they appear to be dead. 
Don't let anyone else handle any evidence.

2. Call the police as soon as possible. Tell them what has taken place, and 
your location. Ask for emergency medical assistance. Don't give too many 
details of the incident over the phone. Put your weapon away, and keep it out 
of sight. Innocent people have been shot by the police because they were 
holding weapons when the officers arrived. Try to spot them first and attract 
them in a non-threatening manner. At first the police may treat you like a 
suspect, especially when you have a weapon. Do as you are told. Do not 
question or argue with them. 

3. Call your lawyer. Make no statements to the police or anyone else, until 
your attorney is present. They should meet you at the scene if possible. Tell 
your lawyer exactly what happened and let them do the talking for you. If you 
must meet the police by yourself, be sure not to make any statements. Explain 
to the police politely but firmly, that you will not talk until your attorney 
arrives. Keep in mind that any thing you say may be used against you.

4. When the Paramedics arrive get medical treatment for shock for yourself 
and any other person involved whether physically injured or not.

5. Stay away from the news media. Never talk or make any sort of statement to 
them. Let your attorney make any statements for you. Remember the news media 
has NO authority. You do not have to talk to them. 

6. Legal Actions: You are justified in using lethal force only if you "feared 
for your life" or that of another person. Don't apologize for defending 
yourself. Avoid statements such as "I'm sorry I had to shoot" "I regret the 
incident happened". Such statements are equated with feelings of guilt. You 
are remorseful; therefor your actions were inappropriate. Such statements can 
cost you later in a court of law.

7. Stress: Persons involved in shooting incidents face a great amount of 
stress. Psychological problems sometimes appear, and even physical ones such 
as sleeplessness, headaches, diarrhea, and even heart problems. These 
problems are common and effect even trained soldiers and law enforcement 
officers. If you encounter any of these problems seek professional help. 
jen shrnu - lepsi je mlcet a mluvit az v pritomnosti pravnika. Televizi a 
novinarum nerikat nic, pistoli radi nekam polozit, aby na ni nebylo videt a 
nesejmuli vas.
doufam jen, ze to nebudu muset potrebovat ...

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