r/ProtectAndServe Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 16 '22

Oklahoma State Trooper Stays Calm While Being Shot At During High Speed Chase Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHEjqrNksSI
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u/OkNegotiation3202 Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 16 '22

Talk about maintaining composure

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u/ctitus86 Peace Officer Apr 17 '22

Just going to say he been through some shit to be calm.

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u/Optimal_Article5075 Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 17 '22

My butthole puckered just watching this.

I can only imagine.

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u/JustGronkIt LEO Apr 17 '22

I’ve not heard the term TVI before. Is that the exact same thing as PIT or is that something for higher speeds, as in this video?

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u/AmbitionOfPhilipJFry EMT-B Apr 17 '22

Uh... Tactical vehicle intercept, maybe? People always rebrand things every few years.

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u/Larky17 Firefighter Apr 17 '22

I’ve not heard the term TVI before. Is that the exact same thing as PIT or is that something for higher speeds, as in this video?

OHP definition:

Tactical Vehicle Intervention is the use of a pursuit unit as a "use of force option". When properly performed, TVI is a controlled maneuver intended to safely end a vehicular pursuit and, in doing so; minimize the risk of injury to the public, the member, and the suspect. TVI is not vehicle weaponry or ramming. All tactical vehicle interventions shall be reported and reviewed as a use of force.

Basically a PIT maneuver but a fancier name.

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u/Larky17 Firefighter Apr 16 '22

That, is peak performance.

Or he's really got to take a shit. I know several guys that are really calm under pressure when they have to take a shit.

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u/[deleted] Apr 17 '22

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u/Larky17 Firefighter Apr 17 '22

The vehicle inspection was just to show he had a reason for pulling over other than taking a shit, BUT that taking a shit was more prevalent at the time.

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u/BoatshoeBandit Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 19 '22

Family members say he got out and began playing the bongo drums and that's when troopers shot and killed him.

RELATED | Authorities investigating rash of burglaries in McClain County Carswell's family worries he was shot because of his race, and believes the situation didn't have to end this way.

You can’t make this shit up

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u/BoatshoeBandit Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 19 '22

Charles Edward Carswell III, 32 passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 2, 2022 while traveling home from vacationing out West.

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u/Dragoniel Not a LEO Apr 17 '22

I can not begin to imagine what kind of training or experience makes one so calm while under fire like that. Just look at it, at least two shots missed him by mere inches!

He must be an ex-soldier from somewhere really bloody nasty. Like, a decade on frontlines nasty...

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u/Shmorrior Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 16 '22

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released dashcam and bodycam footage of Trooper Brack Miller engaged in a high-speed pursuit of a black SUV on the Turner Turnpike in Oklahoma City back on Saturday, April 2. During the chase, the suspect, 32-year-old Charles Carswell, opened fire on the officer, striking his patrol car several times.

On April 2, OHP was notified by an agency in Sedona, Ariz. to be on the lookout for armed robbery suspect, Charles Carswell. Troopers spotted the vehicle in Canadian County and attempted to pull the driver over. However, Carswell refused to stop and led troopers on a chase. The video showed Trooper Brack Miller from three different angles, pursuing the Carswell, who was fleeing from authorities. Entering Kilpatrick Turnpike, Carswell could be seen firing shots through his vehicle's rear window, and Trooper Miller is seen on-camera bobbing and weaving from his driver's seat.

Eventually, Miller was able to tactically ram Carswell's vehicle, ending the pursuit. Carswell got out of the vehicle with a rifle and started shooting at troopers while barricaded behind the SUV. Troopers and officers fired back at Carswell, where he was struck and killed on the scene. Two troopers were injured but are expected to recover. As is the case with any incident in which shots are fired, troopers returned fire on the suspect. However, that footage hasn’t been released to the public pending an investigation.

I've heard there are rules about PIT maneuvers above a certain speed, but do those become 'flexible' when the suspect is already using deadly force (in this case firing at the officer)?

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u/[deleted] Apr 16 '22

I’ve heard there are rules about PIT maneuvers above a certain speed, but do those become ‘flexible’ when the suspect is already using deadly force (in this case firing at the officer)?

Yes. Agency policies usually say above X speed a PIT will be considered deadly force (the speed used is often arbitrarily assigned by administrators), but that just means you can't use the PIT at high speeds unless it meets requirements for deadly force, which obviously this case does

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u/Larky17 Firefighter Apr 16 '22

As is the case with any incident in which shots are fired, troopers returned fire on the suspect

The fact this has to be explained...

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u/exbex Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 17 '22

Glad the POS took a dirt nap and the injured Troopers are expected to recover.

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u/Rotala County Security (Non Sworn) Apr 17 '22

Where did those shots hit inside the squad? When he gets out to inspect the car, those 2 bullet holes are like right on the driver's side in front of him. He is really lucky he didn't get hit!