Was interested to read this report today. Report is here:
Shots fired through wall by armed police officer during Kawerau siege | Stuff.co.nz
The parts I particularly liked (not):
"Roe fired "multiple shots" through the wall into the bedroom where the alleged gunshot had come from.
Under cross-examination from Warren, Roe revealed he had fired 17 rounds from his M4 rifle.
"It's controlled aggression," Roe said. "You are not out of control."
But earlier he’d said:
Roe said tear gas could have been used, however there was the possibility a child or an elderly person in the house as well as the person the police were seeking. It was a decision that had been made by his superiors to not use tear gas, he said."
Obviously his x-ray vision allowed him to ascertain that there were no children or elderly persons in the bedroom!
Gives a whole new meaning to the concept of identify your target :-(