Veteran LAPD Officer's Leg Shattered in Running Gun Battle
An LAPD SWAT officer was seriously wounded and a man was killed Monday morning in a “running gun battle” after a vehicle pursuit ended in the South-Central neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said. Another occupant of the vehicle was in custody. More Here.
August 19, 2014
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Bill Wiley @ 8/20/2014 12:10 AM
Officers need weapons and armaments to battle criminal organizations. Also riotous situations.
lawdog @ 8/20/2014 4:51 AM
This is a prime example why police need the extra military equipment that the present administration is saying we don't.
krisnlc @ 8/25/2014 12:56 PM
Officers are already adquately armed. they won this battle also. No reason to over arm them. the bad guy was killed as it should be. Officers are better organized and better trained. already have AR 15 and SWAT capability. Dont use this circumstance to leverage outrageous armanent requests.
Captain Obvious @ 8/30/2014 1:39 PM
I think you are missing the big picture krisnic. The patrol Officers encountered the same gun fire as SWAT. Patrol Officers might carry an AR type rifle but generally don't have additional body armor. It wasn't until the SWAT team arrived that the suspect was shot. Even then a SWAT Officer behind an armored vehicle was seriously injured. A patrol unit isn't equipped to handle an SKS (7.62) with a drum magazine......period.
steve @ 9/25/2014 7:14 PM
Lawdog > so police need to basically be military ?
If we up - arm them to the max then just forget police and lets have a military (police state ) take over. Dump the blue uniforms in favor of battle dress load out complete with Bradly fighting vehicles, 50 cal machine guns on top and AT 4 rockets in each cruiser trunk, every cop carry a squad automatic weapon up front oh and helicopter gun ships with mini guns patrolling YOUR neighborhood , careful what You wish for buddy
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