January 30, 2006

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Mike Williams, TeamOne Network Local Cop News
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Capt. Mike Williams' 01.30.06 local news report

Virginia: SWAT Tactics at Issue After fatal accidental Fairfax Shooting.

Iowa: Confusion Leads to Police Shooting of car jacking victim. They say they thought he was the bad the guy.

New York: Off-Duty Officer Is Shot By Police During a Fight.

Off-duty officer remains in grave condition after shooting.

Virginia: Friday morning started with a bang when law enforcement officers stormed a bungalow they believed to have been operating as a crack house. A flash-bang thrown through a window was followed by two large "booms." King said he believes that it ignited an unknown accelerant. Flames erupted from the windows and black smoke poured from the front door. He speculated the house might have been booby-trapped.

Maryland: Correctional officer dies after being shot by inmate. Wroten passes away on Friday; Gov. Ehrlich orders flags to be flown at half-staff.

North Carolina: Mom challenges use of force in police response to domestic violence call. Tactical team broke down door, put 12-year-old in handcuffs.

Oregon: An autopsy on an Ashland athlete who died in police custody this week points to an overdose of sleeping capsules rather than a jolt from a stun gun as the cause of death.

Canada: Ending a 10 1/2-hour standoff, SWAT officers stormed a bank early yesterday and seized a robber who had taken eight hostages with what turned out to be a pellet gun, authorities said.

Ohio: Officer disciplined for forgetting gun.

Wisconsin: The Waukesha County Sheriff's Depart­ment withdrew its request for a special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team training exercise using live gunfire at a building on Golf Road after a short dis­cus­sion at Tuesday's Town Board meeting.

Tennessee: A Metro Nashville Police officer was charged with drug trafficking and robbery yesterday after a federal grand jury named him in a four-count indictment stemming from an ongoing conspiracy investigation.

Tennessee: A 46 year-old Inglewood man was taken to the hospital, fighting for his life Friday, after a metro police officer shot him in the chest.

Oklahoma: Knife-wielding suspect killed by police officer.

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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