So, are you saying they are trained to kill, or eliminate the threat?
You can eliminate a threat without killing...just saying.
I'm pretty sure officers aren't trained to kill. That type of procedure just opens up police departments to too many lawsuits, and that would wreck an city's budget.
They are trained to protect us and themselves. Sometimes that means they have to kill and other times that means they can talk someone down. They are trained to know the difference.
Unfortunately sometimes that means they have to kill someone. And yes they are training to kill if need be. They aren't trained to shoot arms or legs. They are trained to shoot center mass. Why, because they are not James Bond and this isn't the movies.
I promise there are very very few cops patrolling the streets looking to kill someone.
But I don't know exactly what happened. I'm talking about generalities.