02/22/2006

Mike Williams, TeamOne NetworkLocal Cop News
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Mike Williams' 02.23.06 local cop news

Detroit: Police say a man who robbed a Comerica Bank branch in southwest Detroit was shot dead by a police SWAT team member after taking ten hostages. Police say the SWAT team member fired one shot at the robber, hitting him in the head.

Louisiana: Police: Witness shot man five times in defense of officer. No charges will be filed.

Florida: Swat Team Shoots Barricaded Man. Standoff Lasted Three Hours

Texas: Tasers, the controversial stun guns used by police to subdue suspects, are safe when used with restraint, a coalition of emergency-medicine doctors says. (Now there is a novel idea. Restraint, moderation and oversight. Why didn’t we think of that?)

Nevada: Over 5-Hour Standoff Ends With Sniper Shot And Killed.

Louisiana:

A 90-year-old man armed with a handgun was subdued with a Taser after a brief standoff with members of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office SWAT team Monday afternoon in Metairie, officials said.

US – Mexican border: We are bordering on madness.

California: Seven-hour standoff with propane tank ends peacefully.

Delaware: Police call Taser 'success story'. Recent report claims zap gun's electrical charge strong enough to kill.

Iowa: Officer says race was factor during traffic stop by another officer.

Colorado: SWAT cops raid mayor's restaurant after drug tip.

Colorado: 11-Hour Standoff Ends After Man Found Hiding In Truck.

Connecticut: Standoff Ends in Shooting.

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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