Thursday, August 20, 2015

Stockton

http://www.policeone.com/bank-robbery/articles/8705942-Report-Calif-cops-fired-excessively-in-bank-robbery-shootout/

Stockton police responded to a robbery.  The suspects were armed, and took a hostage.  One of them had an AK-47 fully automatic rifle.  The suspects got into an SUV and drove at a high rate of speed in a reckless manner all over the city.

They were firing at people and the police and were very dangerous, many patrol cars were hit by bullets.  The suspect vehicle eventually stopped and jumped out of the vehicle with the hostage and their weapons.  The police shot them and killed the suspects and the hostage.

An outside investigation said the officers fired too many bullets.  They also said that the crime and circumstances were unprecedented.  I think that officers who were involved in this incident did as good as they could given what happened.  Wild and extreme incidents are difficult to control and it is unreasonable to think that the number of bullets fired is an indication of how well this agency did; that's what the SGT Says.

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