I waited a bit to see what happened with a story from Arizona where a Marine vet was shot to death by a police SWAT unit and allowed to bleed out while his wife frantically called 911 to get an ambulance for her husband. As it turned out, the SWAT unit was conducting a search warrant that was based on erroneous information.
And it is looking worse and worse for the SWAT team. The alleged suspect, Jose Guerena, never fired a shot but may have been holding a rifle. Apparently the police were the first to open fire - it is possible that one of the deputies accidentally discharged his weapon and that was what initiated the barrage of gunfire. Jose was allegedly shot 60 times.
The SWAT team looks like an undisciplined bunch of rookies. Listen to the gunfire in the video. I don't care how much adrenalin is coursing through your bloodstream; if you cannot practice fire discipline under extreme circumstances in a residential setting, you don't belong on SWAT. This isn't Afghanistan, it's Tucson. And don't give me that crap about tactical loads, you should have known that there was a woman and child in the house. I have been retired now for a dozen years; on the range I never received instruction on emptying my weapon as fast as I can into a residence.
The discussion forums are full of pro- and con-LEO (mostly con) remarks and some interesting observations. Such as: the decedent should have known it was the police from the noise of the siren and the officers screaming "search warrant." And he did not open the door, the police used a ram to take it down. Or, the decedent may have been putting the gun away when the cops saw him with the rifle and opened fire preemptively.
The confusion surrounding these events is not unusual. People witnessing the same incident can have conflicting stories in some details. But it is an outrage nonetheless. And the Sheriff of Pima County is an ass. I wonder if his attitude trickled down.