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Week-420-January-14-2009

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Week 420
January 14, 2009

Editor's Note:

As the controversial shooting involving former transit officer Johannes Mehserle continues to unfold, be sure to check out P1 columnist and Street Survival Seminar instructor Dave Smith’s article on ECD positioning and "TASER confusion". Also, keep an eye out for an upcoming article by Captain Greg Meyer who responds to the latest Amnesty International report on the use of ECDs.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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Johannes Mehserle, right, appeares in the East Fork Justice Court in Minden, Nev. Mehserle is being held on charges related to the New Year's day shooting of an unarmed man on an Oakland, Calif., train platform.
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OAKLAND — Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer arrested on suspicion of murdering an unarmed passenger on an Oakland train platform early New Year's Day, waived extradition at a Nevada hearing and will be returned to Alameda County sometime today.

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