LAPD is a screwed up outfit. Their response to Dorner was to go into wannabe Marine mode, playing military with no tactical competence (they view themselves as some sort of "operators"). So they engage a couple of elderly women for the crime of driving a blue pickup delivering papers. Is there any doubt that if they had access to armed drones they would have used them on Dorner, instead of just burning him out? That's why police like LAPD don't want an armed citizenry and support Obama's gun-grabbing.