N.J. police defend tactics, release video of fatal shootout


By Michaelangelo Conte
Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Devastated they lost one of their own and that four other police officers had been injured in the July 16 shootout on Reed Street with two suspected robbers, the last thing Jersey City police brass wanted to see on TV was an "expert" questioning their tactics.

But ABC-TV interviewed a police expert Wednesday night who suggested police could have waited out Hassian Hosendove and Amanda Anderson, the husband and wife team who had barricaded themselves inside a Reed Street apartment, after Hosendove had earlier unloaded several shotgun blasts on the street below.

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