May 12, 2006

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Mike Williams' 05.12.06 local cop news

Florida: Probe clears cop in student's death. SWAT team shooter Michael Weippert did not violate rules, an internal review finds.

Virginia: Fairfax Police Find Guns, Knives Inside Teen Shooter's Home. (Video story)

Suspected Gunman's Family Issues Statement. Kennedy Allegedly Escaped From Mental Health Care Center.

Shooter’s past filled with trouble, guns and illness.

Virginia: 'Suicide by cop' has many victims. Forcing police to fire stems from despair; officers often feel used.

Is the gun real or a fake? Phony weapons more prevalent; police forced to assume the worst.

Philadelphia: A mounting heat in officer's death.

California: 686 Sticks of Dynamite Stolen at Mine Site.

Wisconsin: Green Bay police 'extremely happy' with Taser program. Department's report analyzes 86 instances of use.

Florida: Cops, critics differ on radio encryption.

Nevada: Police storm apartment in search for couple who knew murdered man.

Arizona: Taser International Says Suit Dismissed. The Arizona Superior Court dismissed the suit. According to Taser, this is the 16th wrongful death or injury lawsuit that has been dismissed, or had a judgment in favor of Taser, in the past two years.

South Carolina: Police use Taser on man with disabilities.

Washington: Officer suspended over use of Taser.

Tennessee: Knox County assistant chief deputy killed in double fatal crash.

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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  Asst. Chief Williams is a member of the IALEFI Board of Directors ( ) 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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