Time to go to work.
[rock music] Always ready–it's what we're designed to do.
Let's go! Designed to be.
[beeping] Your daddy's got to go to work.
[crying] When he talks to youabout his daughter, how does he view her? (man)We know you careabout your daughter.
Come outsideso you can see her.
Freeze! Police! Some weekend.
[rock music] (man)Barricaded suspect, armed and dangerous.
(man)Suspect is inside.
(man)We're going to hitthe ground running.
(man)♪ Adrenaline's running higher.
♪ ♪ Strap the metal to my back.
♪ (man)30 seconds to the target house.
Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! ♪ ♪ Police!Police! [bell rings] In stairs like this, if you know there's a shooter in here, I like owning this stuffbefore we even get on it.
I'm one of the more senior guysat SWAT.
I've been on the teamfor 15 years.
Can't see the landing.
Can't see the whole landing.
Can't see the whole landing.
Got the door.
(Claggett)In this training, we are using one of our guysas a bad guy.
(Claggett)And we're simulatingworking a stairwell, which is a perfect ambush pointfor suspects on us.
Who's up there?Come on, guys.
(Claggett)We've learned, sometimes the hard way, the last place you want to learnyour lessons is in the field.
I need one long.
I'm taking a left.
I need one long.
(man)You frickin' cops.
Get the hell out of here.
I told you I ain't going backto jail.
[guns firing] [men whispering] (Claggett)In a situation where you're goinginto their battlefield, we're going in blind.
It's not a good situationto be in, because we don't knowthe layout of their home.
We don't knowwhere their weapons are.
Most times, they are armed.
That's why we're getting called.
That's a dangerous combinationfor us, and that's why we haveto train hard for that battle.
All right, guys.
Let's end it right there.
We've got a littleshort-notice gig for narcotics.
(man)We're going to West Dallas.
(Claggett)In situations like that, then you have to relymore heavily on your training and work through the problemson the run, basically.
(man)See, the knob on the doorto the cage looks likeit's on the left side.
(Claggett)On this particular house, there's a lot of barson the windows.
Is it meshed up too? It looks like it.
(Claggett)There's bars and mesh on the front porch.
Anytime you have that, we lose the speed elementand the surprise element.
Once we set that, we'll put back, and, Johnny, you dump the bag.
And what we're going to do to get the upper handon these guys is, we're going to immediatelydeploy flash-bangs.
You get a bright flash, and you get a loud bang, or concussion.
And that works to give usthat little edge that we need in order to get the jumpon these guys.
We'll take a strap to the doorof the cage on the front porch.
(Claggett)This particular one, we're going to use three pulls.
We're going to pull two doorsand one window.
The primary entryis a delta three door.
He's guessing right now–just a guess– that if we don't make itinto the driveway, it won't be long enoughto reach.
Our pulls in this operationare done in real close-quartersenvironments, so that's going to bea problem.
25 feet from the streetto that door–window.
It ain't going to reach.
Will this becomeprimary entry point, then, if we don't pop that? (man)Yes, sir, we'll push inbehind you guys.
(Claggett)My role in this operation is, we're breaching the front door, the front cage.
Then we're going to breachthe front door and front window inside the cage.
If we fail to get the back doorpulled off, then our point will bethe primary entry point.
We'll be the primaryentry team on this.
Keith, what do you havegoing on here? Multiple pulls coming offthe front of the vehicle.
There are two pulls coming offthe passenger side and one pullcoming off the driver.
(Claggett)When we set up a pull, the first thing we look atis obviously our objective.
We hook up our strap, and thenwe hook up the other end to whatever tool we decideto use for the job.
This particular one'san easy little fishhook.
The straps will be fastenedon the bumper for easy deployment.
They'll place the hook, step back, leave it.
[crashing] Should come offall about the same time if we set our straps up right.
This is the Scott McIntiredeployment method, which works very well.
It's a pretty complicatedmethod, isn't it? Yeah.
One bungee cord.
A $2 bungee cordand a $400 strap.
(Claggett)Alls it takesin a warrant like this is somebody to beout of position when the pulls are madeand catching a piece of steel alongside the headand killing them, a suspect turning aggressive and being in a crossfiresituation with other officers– I mean, there's a whole gamutof things that could go wrong.
You know, there's just–it's a dangerous job.
There's no doubt about it.
Can we meet on theright-hand side shy of me? I'm going deep, cover the door, and then I'll try and pick upas much window as I can.
(man)There it is, boys.
Don't peel us offin the fence, Bubba.
(man)Offload! (Claggett)Let's go, guys.
(man)Police! Don't move! [men yelling] (Claggett)Screen door–you got breach.
Take the windowfrom the outside.
(man)Police! Police! Alternate entry! (Claggett)Police! Show your hands!Show your hands! How many other peopleare in this house? Where's the third one? Don't move.
Hang on a second, guys.
Mark, hang onjust one minute, 'cause we may havea separate room there that we don't know about.
Can you guys seethis opening here from inside? They made some adjustmentsto the structure, so there may bea concealed space.
Just be careful.
Might be a scuttlehold, Bubba.
Right now, we're checkingto make sure that there is no possible placeanybody could hide, especially if they have a gun.
(man)Lock it from the inside.
[men talking] Okay, you're tight there.
(man)Let go of it.
Let go of it.
(Claggett)Steve, you let them punch onejust to make sure.
(man)Okay, go punch! (Claggett)Oh, you got oneback there still? We're walking! Hey, man, we playing a game? We are secure.
Narcotics, you can come up.
This operation went very well, especially considering the short time that we hadto prepare for it.
We had a few issues on the side.
One of our problems was, the strap that we had wasn't long enough to make itto the back door, so we aborted that.
I ran out of strap.
It's like a cartoon, getting yanked backward.
(Claggett)We were able to getour front door open quickly, 'cause we had the shorter strap, and, obviously, the shorter distance to go.
So it was no problem for us.
It didn't go as we planned, but that's whatcontingencies are for.
If we can break a doorand a window and have them give up on us, mission success.
Daddy, I wantsome garlic bread.
All right, baby.
It's Memorial Day.
I'm just going to spendthe day with the kids, just grab a bite to eat.
Never have enough timeto spend with the kids and the wife.
Mama, me and you, we could do that.
(Gordon)Where I grew up, it was– I guess could be consideredlow-income neighborhood.
It was high crime.
You did the bread? Yeah.
Oh, this isthe best bread I ever had.
In my job, we see a lotof the bad stuff that's happening around Dallas, and so it's real refreshing to come hometo a pretty face every day.
[beeping] Your daddy's got to goto work.
You sad, Mama? [crying] Oh, come here.
Looks like we havea barricaded person with a suspect.
Allegedly brokeinto his ex-girlfriend's home, assaulted her.
We're not sure if he hasany weapons or not.
Like, there goesmy Memorial Day.
I need you to get on the alpha david corner.
That's the last patrol officerwe need to relieve.
This is a dangerous situation.
The best thing I can dofor my family is just basically handlemy job here and get home safe.
Daddy's got to goto work.
[crying] (Gordon)We have a barricaded person.
Broke intohis ex-girlfriend's home.
We're not sure if he hasany weapons or not.
It's a dangerous situation.
The best thing I can dofor my family is handle my job hereand get home safe.
(Byas)What we have is a suspect here that apparently cameto his ex-girlfriend's house.
They have a child together.
He's not supposed to be there.
Patrol got here, I guess, pretty quick.
And we're going to double-checka few things.
(Gordon)The negotiators right now are trying to get intelon the residents, trying to maybe figure outif the guy's armed, maybe get a floor planof the house, try to get informationfrom the complainant on this offense.
Okay, were youat the house? (man)What ended up happening was, he went to the front door, rear door.
She wouldn't let him ineither way.
And he actually ended upcrawling in through a dog doorand made it inside the house.
[dog barking] The fight started.
She tried to call 911.
Does he haveany guns in there, anything that couldhurt us? This is a gas gun.
You'll be our gas personback in the back.
Basically, my roleis to secure the perimeter from the C-side, which is the back side.
I also have the gas pack in case I have to inducetear gas in the residence.
Got everybody in position.
Just going to letthe command post know that the perimeter's set.
And they're going to attemptto contact the suspect inside.
(Byas)We understand there's one more phonethat is still working, that he didn't rip out.
[phone ringing on other end] [click] Hello? You there? This is Jakewith the police department.
You there? Okay, I don't knowif he heard me or not, but the phone disconnected.
Okay, the phonejust disconnected.
[phone ringing on other end] I hadn't seen anythingfrom the suspect or heard anythingor seen any movement.
Trying the loud hailerfrom the APC to see if we can geta response out of him.
This is the DallasPolice Department SWAT.
We have the housecompletely surrounded.
We just want youto come outside and surrender and talk to us.
We're not going to go anywhere until you come outsideand talk to us.
When he talks to youabout his daughter, how does he view his daughter? Okay, so it seems like he's a pretty good dadwhen he is around? One of the important thingsabout getting information from family members and friends is to get anythingthat we can use to try and work with.
Thank you very much.
(Pippins)We know you careabout your daughter.
Come outsideso you can see her.
If we have to come inside, you will not havethe opportunity to see your daughter.
Let's go ahead and end this so everyone can go onwith their lives.
We've been lying herea pretty good while.
No response from the suspect.
I think the entry teamis trying to get together and figure out what their nextplan of action is going to be.
(Pippins)We're not going anywhere until you come outsideand talk to us.
(Gordon)It complicates things a little bit when a suspectdoesn't engage us.
We have to escalatea little bit more just to get a riseout of the suspect.
Right now, we're gettingour throw phone set up.
(man)Misty, what would beless lethal? (Vancuren)6-3, cover.
(Byas)We have an option of throwing a phoneinside the location and ringing it and, through loud hailing, ask him to answer it.
(Pippins)They're giving me a little more timeto talk to you, but time is running out.
Taking approach with the shieldfrom the APC, taking important coverof that window, drop the throw phone.
You can pick upLarry and Freak to supplement yourentry team back here.
We're moving upusing the APC as cover.
A team's going to go upand deploy the throw phone in a window on the baker sideof the house.
(Pippins) Come outside.
Keep your hands up.
We do not want to harm you.
[glass shatters] (man)Yeah, there we go.
(man)Yeah, we got it.
[phone ringing on other end] In the back bedroom, there is a phone.
If you pick it up, you can talk directly to us.
We can hear your sideof the story so we can end this.
Right now, it's a sit-and-wait.
We just gotto kind of wait and see if he picks up the phone.
[phone ringing on other end] [dog barking] Pick up the phone.
Time is running out.
Things are going to change, and they're goingto change fast.
We've been hereabout four hours.
They haven't been ableto contact the suspect via phone or justby the loud hail, so we, at this point, usually try to escalate, maybe induce tear gasinto the location.
But we're going to tryto stay away from that today, because we have a motherand a daughter that's got to stay theretonight.
Y'all ready? We're going to stay on the passenger sideof the APC.
He's going to back upand drive us over there.
(Gordon)I think the entry team is going to slow-searchthe location.
They'll take in one roomat a time.
It's going to make itmore dangerous, because the suspect basicallyis going to hear us coming.
He's not goingto have to contend with the chemical agentsinside the residence.
(Pippins) [dog barking] (Gordon)We have a barricaded person.
Broke intohis ex-girlfriend's home.
Come outside and surrender.
There's been no responsefrom the suspect, no movement at all.
[glass shattering] The entry team is goingto slow-search the location now.
The suspect's goingto hear us coming.
It's kind of dangerous.
Y'all ready? (Pippins) [groans] Hang tight.
Okay, so I have an attic.
How do I getinto the attic? The garage.
Garage? (Gordon)Now they have to searchthe attic.
Suspect may be hiding there.
You ready? (Gordon)Basically, it's real dangerous, 'cause the first thingthe suspect sees is your head.
He's not here.
Clear! (Houston)The mystery has been solved.
He's not here.
[grunts] I guess he can fitthrough the dog door.
What a way to spend your Sunday.
(Gordon)We didn't find anything.
Okay, so it's pretty muchsecure.
Searched the attic.
Searched the crawl spaces.
Did primary, secondary searchof the residence.
The suspect apparently got out before patrol set upthe perimeter, so– it happens.
Happy Memorial Day.
(Gordon)It's not disappointing.
It's part of the job to be here for four hoursand not get a suspect.
It's not disappointingor anything, because if you let thatdisappoint you, you're in for a long career.
Complainant got out.
She's okay, so we're good.
He'll be arrestedsooner or later.
The system is going to win.
It just didn't win today.
How you doing? Fine.
How you doing? Give me some sugar.
(Gordon)Scoot over a little bit.
Let Jeffrey sit down.
That's your uncle Clifford.
He was in a football game or something, doing something.
That's your uncle.
That's Daddy's brother.
Here he isright there.
Who? That's your uncleClifford.
Lean back a little bit.
Let me turn the page.
That may be a playoff gameright there.
The first time Clifford wentto jail, I think he just had graduatedhigh school.
That's basicallywhere it started all going wrong from there.
That's himright there too.
That's when he playedbasketball.
Who's that? That's Uncle Clifford.
He started committingother robberies.
He started selling drugs.
Clifford was basicallya one-man crime wave.
He was number 12.
I used to wear number 12when I was little too.
One day, I came home from college, and they were looking for him.
And I told themhe was at home, and I took themright to the front door, because he needed–he needed to go to jail.
It wasn't a hard decisionfor me to make.
Sometimes you gotto save people from themselves.
Larry, where were they at– or Cliffordwas playing in, and they neededto win that game so bad, and he got hurt? You remember, he got hurt? That might have been me.
Was that you? I was thinkingit was Clifford.
No, it was me.
And when you criedlike a baby? Nah, it must be Clifford.
[laughter] That must have beenClifford.
I think it's very importantfor my kids to meet Clifford, because they weren't even bornwhen he went to jail.
I'm not sure how my kidsare going to react.
They've never been in a jailor prison or anything.
So I'm just a little anxious to see how they're goingto react to it.
Here, recently, in Dallas, we've had a spike of heroin usage, distribution, things of this sort.
So it's our responsibilityto get these guys arrested and get them off the streets.
Right now, I'm en routeto a helicopter unit in order to getsome video surveillance of the house that we're goingto do a warrant on.
We're out of here.
We're flyingover the suspect's house so that we can get viewsof the left side of the house that we can't getfrom the ground.
(woman) (Taylor) He's got a lotof trees covering, and we can't tellhow many windows over there on that left side of the house.
(woman) (Taylor) We'll have to improvise and just make the best of itwhen we get on scene.
(Holloway)This case originatedfrom a heroin overdose.
We bustedthe overdose victim's dealer, and we went to his dealer, and now we're at this guy.
We have four felony warrants for your main suspect.
(Rose)We're going to pull upan APC1 on the front side, have a strap team goto the alpha one window and to the alpha two door.
And we'll do a double pull on the windowand the front door.
(man)Now, you're prying both? No, just prying just the gate.
Yeah, that's going to be hard.
(Taylor)Yeah, you can't– and then they gotto drop it, cover, and come in on–somebody's going to have to cover first, cover deep.
My main job today will beto breach the fence.
I need somebody off of this.
And to find a windowthat will get the team the most protectionas they make entry.
(Holloway)All right, here's your aerial shots.
Andre was obviouslya little nervous.
To me, it looks likethere's a window right here.
(Taylor)As of right now, we don't know the exact numberof windows on the baker side of the house.
And because right nowwe don't know, what we'll do iswe'll go up there.
We'll feel it out.
We'll see what we need.
And then we'll make it– you know, we'll make it work for us.
This window has priority.
If you feellike you can protect these guys better here, then do that one.
If you feel like, "Hey, that's not a concern, " then push past usand go to one of these.
You make the decisionon whether it's best to go to this windowor push to this one.
It's up to you.
You're goingto have to read it once you've breachedthrough this here.
Say, "What do we needto do now?" Time to go to work.
We're ready, always ready.
It's what we're designed to do.
Let's go! Designed to be.
Right now, I'm trying to thinkof the timing in my head and how this thing will go down.
Try to get a pictureof everything that's going to happen.
You see your job;you see everybody else's job so that thingsdon't surprise you.
(man)Left turn, guys! Hard bump on the curb.
Aim right for the hingeson that fence.
(man)I got it.
(man)No windows, no windows, no windows, no windows.
This case originated from a heroin overdose.
We went to his dealer, and now we're at this guy.
(Taylor)We're going to strap the front doorand front window.
We'll do a double pull on the windowand the front door.
Let's go! You see your job;you see everybody else's job.
You know what the operation is so that thingsdon't surprise you.
(man)There it is, guys.
(man)Coming up in the lot.
(man)We're in the lot.
(man)Aim right for the hingeson that fence.
(man)Prepare to hit! (man)Door's on the left.
Charlie wants a door.
[men yellingand glass smashing] (Taylor)No windows, no windows, no windows, no windows.
(man)Police, police! (Taylor)Keep coming in.
[men yelling] (man)Police! Get down! Get down! Police! (man)It has not been cleared.
It has not been cleared.
(Taylor)Didn't see it.
Yeah, was thisthe only window? (man)I think he was in this room.
Yeah, he ran to the door, is when the front cagecame off and the door flew open.
He was standingright there.
(Taylor)They're still doing the search.
I don't knowif they got anything.
I know we got our suspect, so that was good.
It went good.
It went good.
There was no second windowon this side, and we didn't haveto breach the gate.
We just opened it.
So it went smooth.
(Cockerill)Good idea to check that and see if it's locked.
That was you, Bob.
Sometimes you go up there and you're bangingon a door, and all you got to dois turn it and open it.
Were you passing a window when the clubberwas breaking it out? Glass flying everywhere.
Dude, I looked.
I go, "Oh!" (man)All right.
This was foundin the front closet.
He pointed it out to us.
We've got wads of money.
The reasonthey wrap it up so much is 'cause this stuff stinksso bad.
That's about an ounceof black tar heroin so far.
(Taylor)I think that's what the personoverdosed on, as to why we came out hereon the warrant.
So good deal.
That's what we're here for.
And I ain't smelling it.
So we're at Crabb's Prairie? (Donyel)I'm going to visit my uncle Clifford today.
Well, right now, we're going down to Huntsville, Eastham Prison.
I'm going to take my kidsto visit my brother.
He sent them several cardsand letters.
And, basically, they're gettingcards and letters from a person they don't know.
I think he's going to be excitedto see us for the first time.
I'm going to tell himabout gymnastics, school, and, uh– (woman)Your dog, Sugar.
My dog, Sugar.
Where are we going? (Taylor)I spoke to Clifford about bringing the kidsdown there, and he was real anxiousto see them.
Every time I've came down therewithout them, he wanted me to bring them, but I just waited.
I was waitingfor the right time.
Now they're old enoughto understand and maybe can digestwhat they're about to see.
(Baker)We have a search warrant for the houseof an alleged crack dealer.
We're going to go outand do a drive-by and see just whatwe're up against.
Each oneof our deployment vehicles is somethingthat's nondescript, that looks like it belongs in the neighborhoodthat we're driving in.
Of course, we're tryingto do it a little bit covert.
(Rose)It's the third houseon the north side.
One, two, three blocks down.
So the fourth block.
(Baker)Just give me a head's up on it whenever we startgetting close to the house.
(Claggett)Johnny, use this big two-storyas your reference right now.
Start filming on that.
That'll give us a cue.
(Baker)That big two-story and then the red brick.
(Rose)Yeah, that's it right there.
That little bittycracker box house? Yeah, van out front.
That's the smallest houseI've ever seen.
Well, we got that fencedown that side.
I might not be ableto get much.
(Rose)They actually come up Elmore? (Baker)Yeah, man, I don't know– I don't know if I got anything.
The fence blocked our viewof the back of the house, and we really do need to know how many doors and windowsare back there.
But if we keep drivingaround this neighborhood, it could alert the suspecteddealers that live there that they're being watched.
I say we do it again.
(Claggett)See if you can stopa little bit before as long as we can't be seen, and we'll see if we can't look up overinto the backyard.
(Claggett)Nice and easy.
(Rose)Three windowsdown on the delta side, all with bars.
Small girl in front.
Is that a female? Okay, the suspect that they made the buys off ofis a black female.
Suspect's a black female.
Sells through a burglar barson the front door.
The plan is, the van and APC2will stop short of that fence.
We're going to comefrom the alpha side.
(Baker)Our focus is going to be to tryto get into the house quickly.
So we're going to pullthe front door, and we're going to make an alternate entry pointout of a front window.
My job is going to beto provide cover on the pull teamon the front door.
There's the female that wascoming out of the front.
That's the child.
Just walked out, let the bars slam behind her.
(Baker)The presence of the childkind of worries us.
(Emberlin)Supposedly, a little juvenilerunning around there, so we're going to try to bereal careful about the pull.
If the door's open, we're just going to gostraight on in.
This APC2? Bye.
(man)See you later.
This neighborhoodwe're going to, there's an awful lotof drug activity, a few gangs in the area.
A lot of marijuanaand crack cocaine has been known to be boughtout of this neighborhood.
(man)All right, boys.
(man)Everybody out? (man)Stand by.
Good? Good! (man)It's this one right here.
(man)Should I turn on it? (Claggett)Yeah, Elmoreis our next street.
(Baker)It's right in front of us, guys.
(Baker)We're just gatheringintelligence on a location.
Our suspect's a black female.
Sells through burglar barson the front door.
It's a very small house.
(Baker)That's the smallest houseI've ever seen.
There'll be another teamthat'll be providing cover in the back of the house.
The fence blocked our viewon the drive-by, so we're not sure exactlywhat's back there.
(Baker)It's right in front of us, guys.
(Claggett)There's a car pulling up front.
People out front.
We're going to have to take downthat car in the driveway too.
(man)Get down!Get down! (man)Check the door.
[glass smashes] Run back.
Coming in! Oh, Bob!Back up! Back up! [men yelling] Get downon the ground! Down on the ground!Get your hands off of there! Get down on the ground! (Baker)Get down on the ground!Get your hands off of there! Now! Get in! Pull! (man)Let's go.
(man)They're inside, inside.
(man)This is it? (man)It's all one room.
We're clearing the house.
(Baker)As we approached the door and put our tool in the cage, a male on the inside openedthe interior door.
He started to reachfor our tool, and somebody politely told himnot to touch that.
And he went back inside.
We went ahead and pulled it.
Look this way and kneel down.
Down, all the way down.
It's a trust game.
I got you.
I got you.
All the way down.
She's out front.
(Baker)There was a femaleand a male in there, both in their mid 30s.
But that Cadillac pulled up, and it had one, two, three, four, five, six people in it.
So got real busy out frontreal fast.
Find any dope in there? Yeah, we found some crack, some marijuana.
We could tell where they wereselling in the back.
That back door, they have that little slide.
That's the smallest houseI think we've ever hit.
[laughs] It's tiny.
(Bardin)About, what, 200 square feet? (Emberlin)Maybe.
(Bardin)Something like that.
[dog barking] (Baker)It kind of breaks your heart when you got kids growing upin an environment like this.
You got a house in therethat doesn't have running water.
It truly is a shame.
(Gordon)I think the visit wentreal well.
The kids were happy to see him.
He was happy to see the kids.
Thought my daughter lookedlike my wife and just–I mean, it went how I thoughtit would go, really.
I thought he'd bepretty happy about it.
(Clifford)I've been here a long time.
And over the years, I had time to think, ponder mistakes, bad decisions.
I can verify that if you do makethe wrong decision, then you will pay.
(Donyel)He's in jail because he did bad things.
(Clifford)As far as my little niece, she's a beautiful girl.
She was so cute.
She told me, "I love you, Uncle.
" First time she ever seen me.
And broke my heart, right, but.
Pssshhhh! (Clifford)Jeffrey, he's a realenergetic-type kid.
I can see myself at that age, when I was energetic.
(Jeffrey)He told me he missed me and, "Be good.
" (Gordon)I think the lessons that I know Jeffreycan take away is about doing what's right and the consequencesof your actions when you don't do what's right.
We sat there for a whilebefore he came out, and the kids were just tryingto take in the whole scene where all the other inmatestalking and the bars closingand locking and the guys walking bychained up.
I think it maybe, you know, maybe was an eye-openerfor them.
(Clifford)Our familyhave always been close no matter what's done.
Once it's done, then the familyalways comes together.
(Donyel)I was happy to see him, and I'm ready to go back.
He's taking me to the park when he comes home.
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