Active shooter training at forefront for Austin police

Active Shooter Training

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After the police response in Ferguson Missouri, there’s been a lot of talk about militarization of police. One of the biggest complaints was that police there were too eager to use equipment suited for a war zone. Another was that police didn’t have enough training.

The fact is, in case of an emergency, you expect police officers to know what to do.

Sometimes officers get called into dangerous situations where weapons and body armor are needed.

KXAN Photojournalist Thomas Costley was inside Austin Police training Monday as a church became the scene of a mock murder in progress.

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