DPD Chief said this today. I wish he was running MY police department.
"Brown said he faced a difficult choice -- with no way to send officers after the gunman without further jeopardizing their lives. "He was secreted behind a brick corner," he said, "and the only way to get a sniper shot to end his trying to kill us would be to expose officers to grave danger." When his officers proposed using the robot, Brown said, "I approved it. And I'll do it again if presented with the same circumstances." "You have to trust the people whose lives are at stake. I appreciate critics, but they're not on the ground, and their lives are not at risk," he said."