Pittsburgh looking at equipment, police training after shootings
By Rich Lord
PITTSBURGH — Since April 4, when a nightmare scenario unfolded in Stanton Heights, Pittsburgh police have had no choice but to imagine what else they might face in the age of the AK-47.
"What if we had the actor go mobile [in a car or on foot] instead of stay stationary?" asked Officer Dan O'Hara, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Local 1, which lost three of its members in the ambush for which Richard Poplawski is charged. "We would have been at an extreme disadvantage. We wouldn't have been able to handle him at a distance."
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