Mainly agree. But...after 70'ish minutes had elapsed, some finally had enough of the waiting and took action in what sounds like an independent manner. I personally support their move...given that it likely became apparent that command was faltering and/or non-existant and lives were potentially at stake, etc.The lower level guys aren't at fault. But the more experienced LEO's should have relied on their training sooner. Pretty sure the 4 who breached the room weren't under his command in any way. Sometimes doing the right thing means going counter of the boss. This certainly falls under extraordinary circumstances.
But...in the early stages of the mayhem, when no one could have known that there was about to be a cluster f&$# from the commander, the cops staged in the hallway SHOULD NOT have gone "cowboy" and violated orders/protocol. They should have been working under competent command and communication of some sort and should follow that command/direction.
For a department that actually had done some training in this area, to learn afterwards that no one was in charge, etc, is exceedingly disappointing. The command(ers) should be removed, they didn't do their job. Establishing who was "calling the shots" should have been natural and easy, governed by training, etc. Yet, Arredondo fell down hard right away on this most basic element of his position.