Because, after all, only police should have guns.....
Even the Times covered it.
Had this been a concealed carry holder doing his thing as a private citizen, wounding 9 (nine!) bystanders, the hue and cry would be incredible. The private citizen would be castigated and likely charged.
But it was cops...who "had no choice" and who were "heroes". Who wounded (and/or killed) 9 bystanders.
Nice shooting there, boys.