Improper Use of S.W.A.T. Teams
They armed themselves with weapons confiscated from properties and evidence.
The first SWAT squad was established in Delano, California, where the local department was having difficulties containing the uprisings of local farm workers (History of S.W.A.T., Los Angeles Police Department). This squad was established by training the entire department in crowd control along with sniper and anti-sniper tactics.
About the SORT Unit. Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team. Retrieved April 1, 2006. From http://www.state.de.us/dsp/sort.htm. 2. (n.d.).
SWAT/Tactical Teams. SWAT/Tactical Teams. Retrieved March 29, 2006. 3. (n.d.).
History of S.W.A.T. Official Website of the Los Angeles Police Department.