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BART sergeant had requested SWAT team help
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There are new details about the BART police sergeant killed last month. Sgt. Tom Smith reportedly had asked his superiors to assign the SWAT team to high-risk searches.
Smith was shot and killed by a fellow BART officer during a search of a Dublin apartment.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Smith requested help from the SWAT team on several occasions, but was always turned down. There is no indication Smith made such a request before the fatal search.
Members of the SWAT team receive specialized training on making high-risk entries into buildings.
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