Our LAPD Story

Westside Ambush

November 07, 2018 Episode 12
Our LAPD Story
Westside Ambush
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Our LAPD Story
Westside Ambush
Nov 07, 2018 Episode 12
Josh Rubenstein
Episode 12 takes you into the minds and moments of the officers present during the 4/7/14 ambush attack on the LAPD West Traffic Division front desk.
Show Notes

Hollywood movies often depict gun battles between police officers and suspects that last for minutes at a time and involve weapons that can never run out of ammunition; but on April 7, 2014, two officers were confronted by all of the ways Hollywood gets it wrong.  In a firefight that lasted less than 20 seconds, the officers faced the reality that they could run out of bullets and came to understand that the battle wasn’t just between them and the suspect...it also involved their own fears and the conflict between wanting to act out of vengeance and their duty to listen to their better angels.