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600 police gunshots during California bank robbery 'excessive,' report says

600 police gunshots during California bank robbery 'excessive,' report says

The more than 600 rounds that Stockton police fired during a rolling gun battle with bank robbers last year that left a hostage dead by officers’ bullets was “excessive” and “unnecessary,” an independent review found. The Police Foundation, a research group based in Washington, D.C., released a detailed report Monday on how Stockton police responded to the July 16, 2014, armed robbery of a Bank of the West branch, where three gunmen took three women hostage and fired at officers from a speeding SUV. The group found that 32 officers unloaded more than 600 rounds during the hourlong rolling gun battle, which spanned three counties, 63 miles of highway and...

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