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Richland Police Training

RICHLAND, Wash. - A recent arrest led to extra training for Richland Police. 

Police said 30-year-old Oscar Garcia Junior was armed with a gun when he tried to run from them last week.

Saturday morning police held a special meeting to review the way they handled the situation.

Police said they encounter intense situations like that stand-off a few times a year.  Even if a suspect is arrested police said they always review each situation.

Richland Corporal Erik Lundquist said, "We don't measure out success by the fact that someone was arrested.  We need to measure our success by trying to achieve the maximum result with minimal amount of resources."

Officers involved in the Garcia pursuit listened to the dispatch call and discussed ways they could have improved the situation.

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