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Week 354
October 12, 2007
Editor's Note: PoliceOne will be among the leading exhibitors at this weekend's IACP Conference & Expo in New Orleans. This exciting annual event hosts the most innovative leaders and technologies in law enforcement today.

We encourage our members to visit our sponsors' booths — and be sure to stop by the PoliceOne booth (#3035) to hear about the many exciting developments here at P1, including the recent launch of BLUtube, our new law enforcement video community. You may even score a free T-shirt!


— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor

DOJ: 2,002 suspects died in police custody over 3 years
WASHINGTON — More than 2,000 criminal suspects died in police custody over a three-year period, half of them killed by officers as they scuffled or attempted to flee, the government said Thursday.

The study by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics is the first nationwide compilation of the reasons behind arrest-related deaths.

The review found 55 percent of the 2,002 arrest-related deaths from 2003 through 2005 were due to homicide by state and local law enforcement officers ... Full Story



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Taking the ho-hum out of report writing
P1 Member Photo of the Week


Sgt. Ross McCarty, Urbandale (IA) PD
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There you are on a Monday night, watching football. What type of commentary do you hear? There’s the "play-by-play," a barebones delivery telling you what down your team is on and who made the play — things that, for the most part, you can already see. Then there’s the "color commentary" — the interesting stuff that fills in the gaps and puts situations in context. It brings the game to life.

The same two-tiered approach is necessary for writing police reports — especially in the case of use-of-force incidents. In addition to the facts, police officers need to document tactical considerations and special circumstances that factored into their decisions ... Full Story

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How to assure your use of force is "reasonable & necessary" and avoid claims of excessive force

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PoliceOne Video Training Tip
You make the call: Traffic stop
In this week's P1 video tip, provided by the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), we explore a situation in which a solo officer makes a traffic stop on a driver with misdemeanor warrants for unpaid traffic tickets. Watch and learn as this seemingly innocuous scenario plays out and determine how many of the commonly-made errors illustrated in the clip would you have fallen prey to ... Full Tip

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News and Announcements
Press Release:
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Selects Apollo Video Technology’s RoadRunner System
[Apollo Video Technology]

Ohio officer fatally crashes pursuing suspects
[Euclid, OH]

NYPD officer's husband pleads guilty in other officer's shooting
[New York, NY]

Utah police fatally shoot knife-wielding killer
[Salt Lake City, UT]

Police defuse homemade bombs in Ore.
[Fife, OR]
Officer Down

Officer Gary Henderson
Shelbyville, Indiana


Ind. officer dies in freak accident
End of Watch: October 10, 2007

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News and Announcements

Press Release:
Gamber-Johnson Announces New Panasonic Toughbook CF08 Docking Station
[Gamber-Johnson]

Dallas bait-car program reaches 200 arrests
[Dallas, TX]

Pa. mom charged with buying teen weapons
[Norristown, PA]

Minn. K-9 recovering after being shot in paw
[St. Paul, MN]

Help sought finding killer of Chicago officer's son
[Chicago, IL]

PoliceOne Member Comment of the Week

"She was responding to a possible drowning for God's sake. Didn't she realize that meant WATER would be present?"

Member comment in response to a story about a Fla. officer who injured herself responding to call and wanted to sue the family that called 911.

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