Corpus ID: 114632818

Lessons in Command and Control from the Los Angeles Riots

  title={Lessons in Command and Control from the Los Angeles Riots},
  author={Christopher M. Schnaubelt},
"Police officers responded to a domestic dispute, accompanied by marines. They had just gone up to the door when two shotgun birdshot rounds were fired through the door, hitting the officers. One yelled `cover me!' to the marines, who then laid down a heavy base of fire. . . . The police officer had not meant `shoot' when he yelled `cover me' to the marines. [He] meant . . . point your weapons and be prepared to respond if necessary. However, the marines responded instantly in the precise way… Expand

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