- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Miami Beach police officers will no longer be able to shoot at a moving car unless someone inside displays a weapon or shoots first.

The Miami Herald reported (http://hrld.us/1tRtFXS) that the new policy will be announced this week.

It is in response the fatal Memorial Day weekend 2011 shooting of motorist Raymond Herisse. Officers fired 116 shots at his car on a crowded street after they said he tried to run them over. Four bystanders were wounded and video of the shooting was widely seen nationally.

The policy is similar to one in Miami. Officers there say it makes more sense to jump out of the way of a car that is coming at you than trying to shoot the driver.



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