Testa stutters a bit, but then says yes.
Testa: When officer perceives a threat. "It may not mean that they point their gun at a subject" but they are trained to remove it from their holster.
Testa: They do. Mace and other things. Hopefully they would use those tools to address a circumstance in the least invasive way.
Testa: When officer calls for backup, officers listening in "respond accordingly." "I don't want to make an assumption," but "asserts" that the response was made to the information given.
Testa: If there's concern about a potential weapon involved..." ppl in the audience clanking their grabbers; then Mayor Jones breaks in and asks them to quit
Weaver asks Testa to stay for open comment when people are expected to speak on it.
Says the shotgun may have been "less lethal shotgun." "Officers are responding only to information they hear on the radio. They're making decisions based on information they hear."
Young: Any restorative justice options included?
Testa: There can be.
Testa: Contractually, investigations have to take 30 days, then there are extensions, etc. plus certain review deadlines.
Testa: Officers sent to "sought-after" class in Washington, D.C. by the Anti-Defamation League. Calls it an "extensive and comprehensive training."
Testa: I've had interactions with his mother; I haven't directly talked to him yet. Our professional standards unit will be in contact.