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SWAT Officers Fire On Fleeing Drug Suspect

SWAT officers confront a dangerous drug suspect in this segment from a police reality show, "Every police video has a lesson. The lesson in this one is very clear and explicit, don't try to run over a police officer with your two-tonne SUV otherwise this will happen."

January 08, 2010

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zephyr1408 @ 2/4/2010 1:26 PM

I have thirty years of experience and everything that a police officer could do incorrectly in a high rish situation where deadly force was warranted was done here. These officer are very lucky they did not shoot each other. There were to many officer in one area, a cross fire situation was created, to many officers were firing instead of a pre planned shooting situation. I am floored at all the bad moves done by a supposed highly trained SWAT team. I am not saying I could of done it better however, who ever was in charge obviously did not assign specific shooters and limit the number of officers responding to an area where the more officers there the more likely it is someone (an officer) will get shot or ran over and sympathic fire from other officers will occur wich is exactly what happened. After the shooting the vehicle never should of been approached the occupant should of been given time to surrender by exiting the vehicle and proning him out while the officer took cover. when shooting at a moving vehicle the bullets will glance off the door and windshield because of the angle of the shot placement and the angle/movement of the vehicle itself. Knowing this could of occured the sergeant in charge should of assigned shotgun/rifle team to engauge the vehicle should the need arise handguns used in this situation shows poor planning again. I believe a 39 mm gas gun was even used to shoot the back window while the vehicle was moving? This was an obvious circle jerk percepertated by very poor training. As a highly trained California Police officer involved in numerous criticsl incidents I would of had a game plan in place for a shooter on foot or in a vehicle and this exact situation where a dangerous suspect could flee in a vehicle would of been covered and prepared for. It is obvious there was a a plan to be there however, no specific plan given this situation should happen.

Steve E @ 1/24/2012 11:34 AM

+1 on the above assessment.

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