The Denver Police Department has changed its policy concerning officers discharging their firearms into moving vehicles.
Under the policy change, officers are asked to not discharge their firearms at a moving vehicle or a fleeing vehicle unless deadly force is being used against the police officer or another person present.
In a statement Tuesday, the department adds its officers will receive training on how to respond in situation where they might feel threatened by a driver.
“Officers shall exercise good judgment and not move into or remain in the path of a moving vehicle,” the policy states. “Moving into or remaining in the path of a moving vehicle, whether deliberate or inadvertent, shall not be justification for discharging a firearm at the vehicle or any occupant. An officer in the path of a vehicle shall attempt to move to a position of safety rather than discharging a firearm at the vehicle or any of the occupants.”