By Mark “Six” James
The stress and adrenaline dump of a deadly force encounter are challenging enough in and of themselves; however post deadly force encounter the steps you take next are as important as the preparation which allowed to survive the encounter.
In most states you cannot use any more force than the force being used against you and when that force stops so must yours. If you have made the decision to use deadly force you must have felt your life, or that of your client or team member was in serious danger. That decision will be sorted out by the judge not me but until then here are some important considerations: