Chicago police will be able to shoot "suspected" bad guys in the back, even though they haven't been threatened (The old policy allowed officers only to shoot at vehicles that pose a threat to them or others, such as if the driver were trying to run down the officer.) Hmmmm, what would happen if you or I shot an unarmed "suspected" crook, who has "verbally threatened" you, in the back while they were trying to flee ?? http://cbs2chicago.com/local/police.deadly.force.2.1105766.html The Chicago Police Department is considering a major change in policy regarding the use of deadly force. The department is looking at allowing police officers to fire their guns under circumstances where they previously could not. The new policy, from police Supt. Jody Weis and confirmed by WBBM Newsradio 780 Wednesday morning, would allow police officers to shoot at fleeing vehicles if the driver or passengers are suspected of committing a felony. Earlier today, a police spokesman told Newsradio 780 that the policy would take effect on Monday. "Now officers will be able to fire upon the driver or passenger in a vehicle if that person is a forcible fleeing felon, someone who has committed a very serious offense resulting in bodily harm or has threatened to commit great bodily harm," Drew told Newsradio 780. The old policy allowed officers only to shoot at vehicles that pose a threat to them or others, such as if the driver were trying to run down the officer. Later Wednesday, the department issued a statement saying the plan was under review. The department is "currently reviewing the existing order [to] provide officers with more clear direction. The review process is ongoing and will not be rushed."