Texas Tech University

Are Police Allowed to Robot-Bomb Suspects?

U.S. News

July 15, 2016

U.S. News - A cop-killing suspect died Friday when Dallas police detonated a “bomb robot” at his parking garage hideout, using a possibly unprecedented policing tactic after 5 officers were shot dead.

But Richard Murphy, a law professor at Texas Tech University, says it's possible the mobility of a robot-delivered bomb presents another factor that must be considered.

"It does, by creating more possibilities for action, change the factual circumstances in which the legal question must be asked and answered," Murphy says.

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