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A state report that looked at public agencies’ response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent shootout and manhunt in Watertown said that officers lacked “weapons discipline in Watertown.
The report said that weapons discipline was a problem both in the firefight on Laurel Street where more than 200 shots were fired and later when officers fired on the boat in Watertown where admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding.
“Weapons discipline was lacking by the multitude of law enforcement officers in the field during both the firefight with the two suspects near Dexter and Laurel Streets, and the standoff with the second suspect who was hiding in a winterized boat in a residential back yard,” the executive summary said in its report, which cited it as one of three key areas where improvement was needed.
The report said the intial responding officers practiced “appropriate weapons discipline,” but “additional officers arriving on scene near the conclusion of the firefight fired weapons toward the vicinity of the suspects, without necessarily having identified and lined up their target or appropriately aimed their weapons.”
The report also noted that an officer fired on an unmarked MSP black pickup that night containing two officers.
originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: Swills
Blood lust impairs judgement.
originally posted by: vonclod
Same sort of mentality that turns a crowd into a riot..just take one match to set it off. I would love to hear the report(can't remember the location) on the not too long ago killing of a hostage in a car(they knew was in the car) after a bank robbery chase..they pumped out something like 600 rounds.
many neighboring police officers responded to the scene without being officially sent by their higher ups.
originally posted by: johnwick
a reply to: Swills
You forgot about all the families for efully removed from their homes at gunpoint.
They are looking for a white teenaged boy.
They the cops have automatic weapons squarely point at at young girls old ladies, mothers fathers etc.
Like they were all a threat.
It was insanity.