This is an easy one. Everyone knows about Suicide By Cop. Some deranged dude rocks up and does something unpleasant in the hope he/she will be killed by the gun-toting cops who rock up.
Or is it actually easy? That’s why I ask Cecil who knows everything - or at least has a team of minions who know everything (but results of course quality controlled by Cecil)
Here’s how it looks to me
Sad person exposes self to Cops and does something objectionable. Cops have the option of drilling the perp into a soggy red colander or simply ignoring perp or doing something not very nasty. Alternatively in the rather cool Chinese approach, pinning the perp to the wall with some rather large forks and taking them away for a touch of re-education.
My question rather boils down to.
Is it suicide by cop? Or is it murder of a depressed and suicidal person by cops who have a licence to kill and are more than happy to use it?