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Mike Williams' 01.27.06 cop news

Virginia: Fairfax County's police chief said yesterday that one of his officers accidentally shot and killed an optometrist outside the unarmed man's townhouse Tuesday night as an undercover detective was about to arrest him on suspicion of gambling on sports.

California: Taser use again questioned. Monterey County: Man in critical condition; high school student jolted.

Oregon: Taser ruled out as death cause. Medical examiner says evidence points to drugs as a possible contributor to former Ashland athlete’s death.

Louisiana: Metairie man died Wednesday of unknown causes after an altercation with police in which a Taser was used on him.

Florida: Ex-Escambia deputy says he's not guilty in Taser case. Man charged for wrongfully using Taser.

North Carolina: A standoff between Cary police and a man wanted on a fraud charge ended Wednesday afternoon when the man apparently killed himself, police said.

Rhode Island: A 160-pound Rottweiler is recovering after being shot in the mouth by a police officer.

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Mike Williams is the Assistant Chief of the Chattanooga TN police department and a 33 year law enforcement veteran. He was a SWAT officer for more than 25 years and teaches Tactical Team Commanders Courses for Team One Network www.teamonenetwork.com  Asst. Chief Williams is a member of the IALEFI Board of Directors (www.ialefi.com ) and is chairman of the editorial committee. He also produces the daily Police Related News electronic newsletter which goes out to over 2,000 police officers in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa on a daily basis and the weekly IALEFI newsletter.
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