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Week 395
July 23, 2008

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Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
New study ranks risks of injury from 5 major force options
The study, the first of its kind in Canada, was conducted by S/Sgt. Chris Butler of the Calgary (Alberta) Police Service and Dr. Christine Hall of the Canadian Police Research Center. They analyzed 562 use-of-force events that occurred across a recent 2-year period as officers effected the arrests of resistant subjects in Calgary, a city of more than 1 million population ... Full Story
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Controversy heats up in L.A. shooting

Measuring tape notes and a bullet hole mark the scene of Kevin Wicks' apartment in Inglewood, Calif. Officers responding to a family disturbance call say they shot the man after he came to the door with a gun. (AP Photo)


INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Friends and relatives of Kevin Wicks didn't accept the official explanation of why police fatally shot him when they were called to his apartment building.

Now they question why the officer who pulled the trigger was even there in the first place - just two months after being involved in another fatal shooting. Officer Brian Ragan, a five-year veteran of the Inglewood Police Department, was placed on leave for the second time in 10 weeks after shooting Wicks early Monday ... Full Story

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How do you stack up against the criminal "competition" out there when it comes to physical fitness? Are you as dedicated to getting, and staying, in top combat shape as prisoners are? In today's P1 tactical tip, Chuck Remsberg suggests that you check out what prisoners are doing and give that some thought ... Read full tip


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News and Announcements


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OpTac International Tactical Command Conference Concluded with Resounding Success
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Fla. sheriff's deputy killed during standoff
[Fort Walton Beach, FL]

Ill. state trooper's car set ablaze
[Chicago, IL]

Retired NY Sgt. killed in apparent 'suicide-by-cop'
[New York, NY]


Former La. cop charged in TASER death
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Video News

S.C. police use "Water4Gas" to save on fuel


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News and Announcements
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Glendale AZ Police & Fire to Use Revolutionary New T3 Personal Patrol Vehicles at American Idol Auditions
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P1 Exclusive: L.A. Sheriff "changing the paradigm" in addressing gang violence
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Few police agencies address suicides within ranks
[Milwaukee, WI]

Md. police spying prompts hearings
[Baltimore, MD]

NASCAR driver donates vests for K-9s
[Indianapolis, IN]


PoliceOne Forum
Comment of the Week

"I hope Lt. Garvin gets his addiction under control. Coffee addiction is a terrible thing to witness."

Member commenting on an officer who was fired after threatening slower response times if he was not given free Starbucks coffee.

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