I'm looking at the report there was a massive number of shots in the first few minutes and very little after that, and the article Fake posted that says the officers approached the door and in response he put a few rounds through it.I think you’re kissing the point. Let’s say they followed procedure. Then, what the fuck are they even for if the procedures don’t stop a massacre of children in progress? The “cops” used to wrar a halo of “good guys”, well, unless you are black, but that was the reputation. Back the blue and all that.
After Uvalde? Waste of resources is more appropo. Fucking useless.
It's hard to imagine the officer in charge making the barricade-situation call if rounds were still being fired in that room at kids. It really is. I suspect the investigation will show there were long periods of silence, or the officer was told there was, and that led to the barricade-situation call. The notion that if there are police nothing bad must happen or heads must roll is downright silly. No set of procedures can promise that. Everybody is begging the question of "in progress" here. We lack the detail necessary to determine that at the moment.
I've done 18 monthly drills as one of the NCO I/Cs at our Cairo embassy. I know how the barricade-situation call is made. IF you have the perp contained and there an extended lull in the firing and there are civis adjacent, you may decide to evac the surrounding area before proceeding with taking him out. The assumption is the perp has killed everyone he wants to kill in his contained area.