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Mike Williams' 03.21.07 local cop news

Montana: Police kill man after 6-hour standoff. Disturbance call in Heights ends with SWAT marksman's 2nd shot. He believed other officers were in danger, he said, and fired two shots from his rifle. The first apparently deflected off a tree limb.

Los Angeles: Man accused of trying to kill off-duty officer. She was carrying it in her purse unloaded when she got mugged.

Massachusetts: SWAT team practices tactics in local schools.

Florida: School still buzzing after student Tasered by deputy.

Texas: A deputy sheriff who fired shots at a sport utility vehicle after he said the driver tried to run him down faces up to 10 years in prison during sentencing today in a Texas federal court.

Alabama: A Madison County deputy shot and killed a Decatur man after the man hit the deputy in the head with a wooden post, a sheriff’s investigator said.

New York: Sean Bell Police Shooting: Statement by Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly.

Washington: Spokane police, firefighters, dispatchers and ambulance drivers will undergo training on how to identify and respond to people experiencing excited delirium, the condition Otto Zehm is said to have been suffering from during his fatal encounter with police last year.

Florida: A sexually explicit video of a city police officer led to the dismissal of one officer, and reprimands and a suspension for other officers.

About the author

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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