Local Cop News: April 10, 2008


Houston: Cop takes bullet in the hip un-holstering own gun

Arizona: 3 year old Child Killed By Father's Police Service Weapon

Virginia: Mixed reaction about Roanoke police officer indicted after shooting

Mexico: Mexican police say at least 70 officers are in hospital after so-called Africanized bees swarmed a police shooting range.

Kansas: Coroner: Taser did not cause man’s death. Haake had a history of cardiac disease and diabetes mellitus, according to the coroner’s release. And the positioning of his body at the time of death also was a contributing factor, Mitchell found.

D.C.: Labor Trouble Brews at Marshals Service

New York: The regional director of Amnesty International USA will speak tonight about the potential dangers of Taser use by law enforcement, an issue that has gained the attention of some students at Binghamton University since the weapons were introduced on campus last year.

Oklahoma: German tactical officers train with BA, Tulsa police

Minnesota: Duluth Police Department Gets New Tactical Response Vehicle

Colorado: An officer shot into their house, but police are keeping quiet

Nashville: SWAT, K-9 and Air Units Used To Catch Suspect 

California: Rapper shot dead by Santa Clara police was Santa Cruz “artist”. James - known to audiences as "Almighty Aziz" - became suddenly violent at a party last weekend, according to relatives and friends. He stabbed two friends and a police dog, then was fatally shot by Santa Clara police officers

D.C.: Off-Duty MPD Officer Shoots, Mortally Wounds Would-be Robber

About the author

Mike Williams is the Assistant Chief of the Chattanooga TN police department and a 33 year law enforcement veteran. He was a SWAT officer for more than 25 years and teaches Tactical Team Commanders Courses for Team One Network www.teamonenetwork.com  Asst. Chief Williams is a member of the IALEFI Board of Directors (www.ialefi.com ) and is chairman of the editorial committee. He also produces the daily Police Related News electronic newsletter which goes out to over 2,000 police officers in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa on a daily basis and the weekly IALEFI newsletter.

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