Why should police officers be judged by a different standard. I have no problem with removing qualified immunity for law enforcement. I do have a problem with the notion that they have to meet force against them that can potentially cause death or great bodily harm with the exact level of force they are given.
Typically you when an officer rolls up to a scene and want to use their BEST and most EFFECTIVE less than lethal tools, they have to go get those tools out of the trunk of the car. Why in the WORLD are the highly effective less than lethal tools not readily available at all times and why are they typically stored in the Trunk of the squad car and not easily accessible ??
If an officer jumps out of a squad car to chase a suspect who has fled their car etc and a footrace ensues. the officer is very often left with only their Lethal Option as the tool they are going to have to use..because they sure aren't going to go unlock their trunk and grab other tools before they start chasing the suspect.