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LAPD officers saved a suicidal man distraught over the breakup of his girlfriend who had climbed onto the 13th-floor ledge of a downtown building.
The LAPD's BatCat tactical robot is a Caterpillar telehandler that ASI automated under contract for Northrop Grumman Remotec. It's used for bomb disposal, breaching of buildings, and other tasks requiring a large robot. It's equipped with standard Remotec Andros cameras.
In Officer Dana Binion's tenure, the West L.A. Surveillance Detail made more than 700 felony arrests, with a 99 percent conviction rate, and more than 100 misdemeanor arrests.
The gear and training employed by officers is much different today, partly as a result of the FBI Miami shootout. There have been other game-changing gunfights in the last quarter century. The following article examines each of them and how they changed your tactics, procedures, and policies.