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Week-355-October-20-2007

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Week 355
October 20, 2007


Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
Answers to questions about the safety of electronic weapons

Many police critics call for "independent studies" of TASERs. The latest study hits the street, and the critics are quoted across the land: "Well, we're not sure how independent the study was."

I've found that the critics will never be satisfied ... Full Story

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Dallas SWAT doctors save officer's life during raid
P1 Member Photo of the Week





Officer Lani Vaughn, Port of Seattle (WA) PD
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DALLAS, Tex. — A Dallas police lieutenant shot in the neck during a Wednesday morning raid was expected to survive, thanks largely to two doctors on the SWAT team he led.

The doctors didn't dwell on whether Lt. Carlton Marshall would live or die. Instead, they fell back on their training, mentally checking off what they knew must be done: Stop the bleeding. Get him oxygen ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Video Training Tip
Pursue or not? Confronting a suspicious subject
In this week's video tactical tip, provided by the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), we explore the options for handling a situation where a subject suddenly appears from the dark during a one-officer, door-to-door building check and flees. Do you let him go or pursue? You're asked to make the call ... Full Tip

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News and Announcements

NY State Troopers get new body armor, handguns
[Albany, NY]

Press Release:
Enforcement Technology Group, Inc. (ETGI) to Attend 14th Annual Texas Association of Hostage Negotiator (TAHN) Conference
[ETGI]

New Orleans man fires on police; suspect fatally shot
[New Orleans, LA]

Most fake bombs missed by screeners
[Washington, DC]

NYPD to be challenged over officers' post-shooting sobriety testing
[New York, NY]
Officer Down

Officer Sergio Carrera
Rialto, California


Calif. SWAT officer fatally shot
serving warrant

End of Watch: October 18, 2007

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News and Announcements

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Police say Mich. man had cop gear
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Calif. teen arrested after gun incident on campus
[San Ramon, CA]

Ind. police find $440,000 hidden in car
[Crown Point, IN]

Tenn. sheriff revives 'most wanted' Web site
[Hamilton County, TN]

PoliceOne Member Comment of the Week

"The problem will be dealt with in the usual way: the standards will just get lowered. "

Member comment in response to a story about a Texas officer who didn't pass a firearm test and was recently convicted of negligent homicide

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