Actually, they wanted to stop a driver who had a ban.
In the U.S. they would have just rolled out their stop sticks and punctured all the guys tires.
Then turn a dog loose on them if they run.
They only shoot people that are a threat to them.
Threaten to run over a cop with a vehicle and they will shoot you.
Point a gun at a cop and they will shoot you.
I am surprised there are not more Polish police killed for being nice guys.