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Moving cars no longer considered deadly weapons for DPD

The shooting death of a teenage driver at the wheel of a stolen car is one of several recent high profile shootings that have led to changes to Denver police policy.

That’s according to sources, who say the death of Jessie Hernandez was really the tipping point that led to the adjustment to a city police rule that stated officers were discouraged from firing on a vehicle if it was moving at them and threatening their lives.

The new police policy, which the department officially released on Tuesday morning, states the following:

Firearms shall not be discharged at a moving or fleeing vehicle unless deadly force is being used against the police officer or another person present by means other than the moving vehicle.

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