"If he had time to take the actions he did then he had time to get up and create more space without firing."
Please read the report. The cop fired 7 times in less than 3 second. The crazy person hits and continues to pursue the cop after he attacked others on the street. He was having a delusion fight in the apartment and the cop went in to protect the victim in the apartment. I know you wanted him to wait for backup and give the criminal room.
Thank God that you dont set policy for the police because their job is to "protect and serve" the the community, not the criminals. Cops aren't suppose to run from danger or wait till it passes to enter.
If a cop arrives at my house and someone is in the house screaming I expect him to enter and resolve the situation NOW. Not wait to case the place and formulate a plan to make sure he doesn't hurt someone that is hurting others. Or even for him to wait for backup for 3-5 minutes. The victim is dead by then or needs CPR.
Sully be sure to tell the Madison cops how you could have better handle the situation by -------- your in pants and waiting for the prep to finish his trip, like a real ------- would.