Questions arise after Louisville police officer shoots at suspect through car windshield – The Courier


This LMPD officer driving in his squad car shot through his windshield while pursuing a robbery suspect.
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During the pursuit of an armed robbery suspect Tuesday in Portland, one Louisville Metro Police officer took both hands off the wheel of his moving car, grabbed his gun and shot through his windshield.

It looked like something out of an action movie and caught the attention of cops and critics alike. Is shooting at a suspect through a windshield an appropriate police tactic? 

Nicolai Jilek, an LMPD officer since 2007 and the president of Louisville’s police union, said “you may not see it often” but that shooting

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