North Hollywood Shootout

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Break down of the 1997 North Hollywood Shootout. 20 years ago this year, two dudes brought the LAPD and a few assisting agencies to their knees during a bank robbery that turned into an epic gunfight. Amazingly, the only two fatalities that day were the bad guys, but there were about 20 others wounded (civilian and police). Some of the big take aways have to do with the proliferation of long guns and armored vehicles in law enforcement, shooting “two the body, one to the head,” and how we apply the concept of shooting at the center of whatever mass is available. We also talk briefly about how this event might have been charactized as an active shooter in the early stages and how we might have handled this differently today.

If you know about or were involved with an incident that you think had worthwhile lessons learned, let us know!

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Show Links:

News helicopter raw video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZg4mcYkIwU

Police audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5mkd6r9Kww

Fox News report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E4_wDQFky0

Self inflicts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzjsQ-cxHBU

Nat geo documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q44yGYlUoQQ

44 min film:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wty8VSi4Fs0

LA police commission use of force report: http://documents.latimes.com/north-hollywood-shootout-use-force-report/

Intro music credit Bensound.com


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