Sunday, July 31, 2005

L.A. police commander defends SWAT team

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police commander on Saturday defended the actions of SWAT members who killed a young girl in a shootout with her father, one of three standoffs in the past nine months in which officers killed suspects holding hostages.
"Those people did the absolute best job that they could," said Capt. Scott Kroeber, who had been invited by community activists to a South Los Angeles coffee house. "When you're being shot at, it's very difficult to get off a precision shot."...Click title for article


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