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Posted: 8/7/2001 12:41:46 AM EDT
The second story tells more. >>>>> ‘We’re Gonna Need More Ammunition!’ Tape Recordings Document SWAT Carnage The San Antonio Lightning Aug 6, 2001 369 Bullets Fired In Lubbock SWAT Snafu New Details Emerge After Lightning Series Revealed ‘Friendly Fire’ Killing The deadly SWAT attack against a Lubbock man in July unleashed an astounding 369 rounds, one of which killed an officer; and the man under siege never fired a shot, an FBI ballistics investigation has confirmed. The F.B.I.’s Lori Bailey told the Lightning Tuesday that the tests had been concluded, and results had been returned to the Lubbock police. She would not comment on what those tests showed, but sources tell the Lightning that it pointed to a case of friendly fire. * * * The Lightning reported last week that sources named “one Lubbock SWAT member” as the shooter who killed Sgt. Kevin Cox, in a raid on the city home. Though not officially released the final report faults a deadly crossfire set up by SWAT. The officer who killed Cox has not been publicly named. In the wake of the shooting Lubbock City Manager Bob Cass put Police Chief Ken Walker on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. [In the Chief's last performance review undue agressiveness of the SWAT team was noted as an area of concern to the City Manager.] Chief Walker has been restricted from wearing a department uniform and cannot enter the Lubbock Police Department while on leave. “During this administrative leave, do not interfere in any way in the pending investigation into this matter,” the city warned. “You will immediately surrender your police badge, police identification, city issued firearm, and any other indicia of office to me.” Lubbock police were forced to release the man they jailed as the killer of the SWAT officer, because evidence showed he could not have fired the fatal shot. Richard Robinson was released from jail on July 20th. Robinson, 47, had been charged with capital murder in the July 13 shooting death of Cox during a standoff between Robinson and the Lubbock Police Department. * * * In the confrontation with police, the details of which have been confused and contradictory, both the officer and homeowner were wounded. A second policeman received minor injuries. [The incident tape shows the attack ending with an officer screaming for “more ammunition.”] Official statements early on downplayed the friendly fire possibility. “That is so baseless and contrary to the evidence that it’s an absolute insult to Kevin Cox’s memory,” police spokesman Bill Morgan told local reporters early this week. “That’s an absolute affront to the guys that have to live with the memory of having Kevin slain in front of them.” Now, however, police have been forced to abandon that tactic, and disturbing questions have arisen about what really happened, and the police actions that followed. Almost a week later Robinson’s wife was arrested for “interfering with police,” as she tried to enter the family home. An intense search of the premises for more than a week failed to find evidence which would incriminate the suspect. <<<<<
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 12:59:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2001 12:55:14 AM EDT by TopCrest]
This wacky story was obviously concocted by some loon with too much time on their hands. Everybody knows the police are here to protect us and are not trigger happy like the man inside his house. This is such a vast right wing conspiracy it's not even funny. Police officers are the finest examples of the people that make up our society and are incapable of errors. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 2:02:09 AM EDT
Thats why Cops shouldnt play Soldier.
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 6:01:36 AM EDT
Good thing they never heard of "one shot one kill"
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 6:20:14 AM EDT
Oh yeah...all cops are experts because they carry guns every day and get to shoot them sometimes. This is why the citizens must realize that the right to bear arms is not for individuals...let the police protect you instead because they are the ones who have the knowledge and training to safely use those evil firearms. Damn liberals make me want to throw up!
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 6:47:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2001 6:44:10 AM EDT by ECS]
This police force must have been trained by the FBI under the Janet Reno administration. They slipped up though because they forgot to engage with APCs, tear gas, helicopter gunships, hell may as well throw in some field artillery pieces while they are at it.
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