July 26, 2007

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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: July 27, 2007

Washington: Police chase ends with one dead

A $2.9 million claim has been filed against the city in the death of a mentally disabled janitor after he was jolted by a stun gun, beaten and hogtied by police, a matter that remains under investigation

Colorado: 'Santa Cop' facing jail for Taser shot. Stun-gun hit girl near eye in off-duty demonstration

Ohio: Like knights storming the castle, members of a SWAT team prepare to flush out a pair of suspected bank robbers at the medieval-themed Drawbridge Inn on Wednesday

Chattanooga: Training for school safety. The three-day class began Wednesday with a discussion of prior school crises, target practice and hallway simulation shooting, said instructor Lou Ann Hamblin, a Michigan-based law enforcement official and security expert. It also will incorporate real-life scenarios, including incidents on school buses, Ms. Hamblin said

Montana: Editorial - Drug warriors are the real threat to Americans

Georgia: Norcross man dies after Taser shock

Vermont: Taser use by cops blasted

Virginia: SWAT teams practice at inside new hospital tower

Wisconsin: 911 tapes tell police shooting drama. Listen to calls preceding and during killing of Madison man

New Jersey: The state attorney general's Shooting Response Team is investigating an incident late Tuesday in Camden in which a state trooper shot a man after being shot at

Florida: Police shooting latest in rash of violence

California: Sheriff says deputy seems justified in fatal Elverta shooting

New York: Deputy wounded in 1987 courtroom shooting dies

Ohio: Local SWAT officers are keeping April's massacre at Virginia Tech fresh in their minds as they train for the unexpected on Ohio's campuses

New York: Motorist killed during police chase

Georgia: Letter details Albany SWAT concerns

Texas: Tase-Mania. The chorus of voices calling for reform of Taser policies is growing — and so is the list of deaths

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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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