The Texas Law Shield YouTube Channel showcases an informative series of videos meant to communicate information and raise the legal awareness of law-abiding citizens. Videos range from former prosecutors talking about how the presence of certain bumper stickers might be used against you in a court of law to the top 5 reasons legal gun owners go to jail. And more than one video touches on the role of the police when responding to events involving firearms. The job of the police at the scene of an event is not to determine guilt or innocence, but rather to protect the people who are there, prevent further injury or death, and preserve, collect, and deliver physical and testimonial evidence. And rather than dealing with contradicting stories given, the police tend to arrest everyone involved and let the lawyers and courts determine who is guilty and who is innocent. Even if you are indeed innocent, there will be legal fees involved to prove it.
And even though it has been proven, after much legal expense, that you are not criminally liable after a situation involving firearms, you can still be sued.