FL Police Scrutinized for Firing 110 Rounds at Cop-Killing Suspect


Newsweek looks into the shooting of a suspected cop-killer in Polk County, Fla. Angilo Freeland, 27, fled into the woods after a traffic stop on Sept. 28 in Lakeland. Freeland shot dead a deputy and a police dog during the ensuing search, and he wounded a second deputy. Authorities mounted a massive manhunt, including 500 officers, every available police dog, a SWAT tank and a helicopter.

The following morning, a 10-person SWAT team cornered Freeland. When the cops spotted a gun in Freeland's hand–the dead officer's .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol–they opened fired, shooting 110 bullets in all, 68 of which hit him. That deadly barrage has now sparked a controversy over the amount of force used. Did law enforcement overreact because one of their own had been slain? Sheriff Grady Judd did not help matters by commenting that his men fired 100 rounds because “that's all the ammunition they had.”

Link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15262111/site/newsweek/

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