Report says leadership missteps led to Calif. police killings
The report cites the failures of the senior command to stop the raid
By Jaxon Van Derbeken
OAKLAND, Calif. — An independent report on the March 2009 slayings of four Oakland police officers released Wednesday concluded that two SWAT team members lost their lives in a poorly planned "ad hoc" raid in search of the killer that should have been called off.
"The failure of the senior command to stop the raid and implement other tactical alternatives was of serious concern," said a panel of law enforcement veterans who held three days of hearings last fall into the slayings of SWAT team Sgts. Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai, along with Sgt. Mark Dunakin and Officer John Hege.
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