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Week 394
July 14, 2008
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The ART of Articulation

A Prince William police officer testifies at the Virginia Beach Circuit Court. (AP Photo)

By Brian Willis and Darren Leggatt

Every law enforcement trainer understands that simply doing what is right and using only force that is reasonable and necessary is not always enough. Officers must also be able to explain to an investigator, a judge, a jury, or any court of enquiry that what they did at that moment in time was reasonable and necessary based on the totality of circumstances ... Full Story

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Dallas officer's killer sentenced to death

Ruiz told the jury that he shot Cpl. Nix after a short car chase through West Dallas because he feared for his life. He said Cpl. Nix was beating his car window and threatening to kill him. The jury did not believe his self-defense claim. (AP Photo)

DALLAS — Convicted capital murderer Wesley Lynn Ruiz was sentenced to death by injection late Friday for fatally shooting a Dallas police officer. The Dallas County jury deliberated for more than 10 hours before sentencing him in the killing of Senior Cpl. Mark Nix.

Mr. Ruiz, 28, fatally shot Cpl. Nix after a high-speed chase in 2007. Mr. Ruiz testified last month during the guilt-innocence phase of the trial that he thought police were shooting at the car in which he was hiding... Full Story

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