From the updated article in the LA Times, found HERE
read this...I've added my own emphasis...
A few minutes later, a truck slowly rolled down the quiet residential street.
As the vehicle approached the house, officers opened fire, unloading a barrage of bullets into the back of the truck. When the
shooting stopped, they quickly realized their mistake. The truck was not a Nissan Titan, but a Toyota Tacoma. The color wasn't gray, but aqua blue.
And it wasn't Dorner inside the truck, but a woman and her mother delivering copies of the Los Angeles Times.
How does a vehicle "approach" something, but only receive gunfire damage to the rear of the vehicle?
Perhaps it passed by the location? But, then it would indicate that the threat was subsiding, plus, would have offered a perfect opportunity to
IDENTIFY that it was not the suspect's vehicle?
Does anyone else have a problem with these events, as reported? Or, is it just me?
Also, from the update:
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck outlined the most detailed account yet of how the shooting unfolded. Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez,
71, were the victims of "a tragic misinterpretation" by officers working under "incredible tension," he said.
Beck and others...declined to say how many officers were involved, what kind of weapons they used, how many bullets were fired and, perhaps most
important, what kind of verbal warnings — if any — were given to the women before the shooting began.
And then this:
Law enforcement sources told The Times that at least seven officers opened fire. On Friday, the street was pockmarked with bullet holes in cars,
trees, garage doors and roofs. Residents said they wanted to know what happened.
Glen T. Jonas, the attorney representing the women, said the police officers gave "no commands, no instructions and no opportunity to surrender"
before opening fire.
OK...Interesting, but expected from an ambulance chaser...
He described a terrifying encounter...As bullets tore through the cabin, the two women "covered their faces and huddled down," Jonas said. "They
felt like it was going on forever."
OK...Bullets EVERYWHERE! It went on "forever" it seemed. One man was quoted saying:
"How do you mistake two Hispanic women, one who is 71, for a large black male?" said Richard Goo, 62, who counted five bullet holes in the
entryway to his house.
Accompanying the article, is a photo, of the back or the Toyota. You can clearly identify, at least two dozen bullet holes in just the rear of the
truck. But there were reports of homes, roads, trees, other vehicles, being struck...
One spokesman for the agency said this:
Though Beck said he does not doubt the women did not hear any verbal commands, he emphasized that it was still possible the officers did attempt
to stop the vehicle before opening fire.
He thinks that the officers, who were attempting to assassinate an alleged "cop killer" would have attempted to pull the suspect vehicle over. Either
with verbal commands, or flashing lights and sirens?
It's obvious, that there was NO warning...It's obvious that this shooting was extremely excessive and meant to eliminate Dorner! And it's obvious,
that if your officers can not handle the stress and rigors of the job, they should not be issued weapons that they obviously can not operate
But wait, this is law enforcement we are talking about...Everything they do, is AFTER THE FACT...So:
After the investigation is completed, Beck and an oversight board will decide if officers were justified in the shooting or made mistakes that
warrant either punishment or training.
NOW, they want to train them....Sheeesh!
edit on 2/10/2013 by GoOfYFoOt because: sp