Despite the efforts of police conducting myth busting, there exist controversies regarding the mass shootings of unintended people not pursued for the crime. As a result, the police departments are obliged to carry out myth busting to improve relations with the media. The police department should, therefore, carry out myth busting through going beyond experimental shooting at a wide range to convince the media that stray shot can occur at a wide range. The media perceives some cases of stray shootings as actions carried out with intention by police thus exposing the police to be accountable for such shots. The police department can boost myth busting through illustrating officers can aim for center mass when they tend to reduce accuracy when needed to be in range due to dynamics at which people moves in real-world causing constant changes in the target. By doing so, the media would be convinced that the dynamics in shooting range can create stray shooting.
The police can combat preconceptions regarding realities work carried by police through carrying demonstrations to enable the media to differentiate on work that is fiction and that which is the reality. The police can combat the preconceptions raised by the media such as why shoot the person from the back through demonstrating how shooting range varies and how dynamics from people movements cause a change in target.
In my thinking, the presumptions can be reduced by enabling the media, and the general public understand the risky nature of the police works before the occurrence of a dramatic incidence. Also, the presumptions can be reduced through clear differentiating fictitious event from the real ones in order to make the public build right perception on the police work.