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Trial in shooting opens for 2 Pa. troopers

Trial in shooting opens for 2 Pa. troopers

PITTSBURGH — Two Pennsylvania state police troopers were responding to a report of a stolen car on Christmas Eve 2002 when 12-year-old Michael Ellerbe was fatally shot.

Attorneys for the teen and the troopers agree that Trooper Samuel Nassan shot the unarmed boy in the back as he fled from a Ford Bronco. But they agree on little else.

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Use-of-force law and its impact on muzzle position Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Use-of-force law and its impact on muzzle position

Recently, some P1 members questioned the legalities surrounding a situation where an officer points a ... - Full Story


Ill. man may get 30 days for shooting cop

By Frank Main and Stefano Esposito The Chicago Sun-Times COOK COUNTY, Ill. — Former Chicago Police... - Full Story


Trial in shooting opens for 2 Pa. troopers

By Jerome L. Sherman Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Samuel Nassan's voice... - Full Story


N.H. city, police settle 'donning and doffing' time

By Annmarie Timmins The Concord Monitor CONCORD, N.H. — Concord's police officers settled their... - Full Story


Ill. officer cleared in fatal shooting

The Chicago Tribune ROBBINS, Ill. — An off-duty Robbins police officer was released without charges... - Full Story


Former Ga. chief gets 5 years in sexual encounters case

Yates went to the 21-year-old woman's home in uniform and with his patrol car and threatened to have... - Full Story


When the smoke clears: Your legal first aid after a shooting Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

When the smoke clears: Your legal first aid after a shooting

Part 1 of a 2-part series By Chuck Remsberg Senior PoliceOne Contributor The shooting’s over. You’ve sur... - Full Story


Man gets life for attacking Tenn. officer

By Jamie Satterfield The Knoxville News-Sentinel KNOXVILLE — Legally, this judge had no choice.... - Full Story


Gun crime penalty increase sought in Fla.

By Marc Caputo The Miami Herald TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Citing a recent shooting rampage against Miami-Dade... - Full Story

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