Bryan Vila
Bryan Vila

Law enforcement officers have come under pressure over the past few months to rethink how they use deadly force, as a result of the string of videos of shootings by police.

But recently, police have been talking about another video — one that shows an Ohio officer not shooting.

On national news shows, he was praised for his restraint. But among cops, the conversation is mixed.

The officer in Ohio gets more slack from Bryan Vila, a former policeman and now WSU professor of criminal justice and criminology. In his research, Vila puts cops in simulators to study how they make high-pressure, split-second decisions.

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