Plenty of non-LE witnesses. They threw items out the windows on the way to the checkpoint. They tried to kill the people working the checkpoint. They put the other people waiting to go through the checkpoint in danger from both their reckless driving, and the actions LE had to take to bring it to an end.
I would have thought that .40 cal would have been more effective, but maybe none of the LE present wanted that on their conscience, so they use the minimum dose of PB necessary. Thug #1 got out and gave up. Thug #2 got out after his driving and vehicle failed him. The thug that was in the hospital longest even assaulted one of his caregivers.
So, there are enough accounts of WHAT THEY DID that it really isn't necessary to even use the term "allegedly" in the case of these thugs.
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