Mike Williams' 04.09.07 local cop news
West Virginia: SWAT team prepares bus drivers for danger. School bus drivers deal with traffic, bad weather or misbehaving students almost every day, but Friday they had lessons designed to help them deal with situations that hopefully will only happen in their nightmares.
California: A woman of Iranian descent is suing the California Highway Patrol, alleging that an officer who stopped her for speeding accused her "people" of being responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Oregon: Detectives arrest suspect in stolen truck chase. Deputies said they fired two bean bag rounds and hit Powers in the neck. He then jumped from the roof and ran on foot, according to sheriff’s deputies.
California: SWAT team trains at Berkeley High campus.
New Jersey: A state investigation into Trenton Police Academy recruits being instructed to run into the lake at Veterans Park in Hamilton has ended without any formal discipline, the state Police Training Commission ruled yesterday.
California: Jimmy Lee Smith, one of the notorious "Onion Field" killers whose crime was documented in a bestselling book and a movie, and who spent most of his life in and out of prison on repeated parole violations, has died. He was 76.
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