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Mike Williams' 05.15.06 local cop news

Knoxville: One of two brothers accused of killing a sheriff's deputy and friend was captured Friday after a day on the run.

Deputy's autopsy shows 33 wounds. Roane sheriff: Bill Jones' body riddled by bullets in attack.

Florida: Members of the Miramar Police SWAT team shot an armed man around 12:45 a.m. Saturday after a tense standoff that lasted several hours, according to a police spokesman.

Oregon: Redmond officer did not follow Taser rules: Veteran lieutenant unaware of department's policy when he shot woman, inquiry finds.

Connecticut: Affidavit: Witness to Taser incident believed officers were 'fooling around'.

Florida: Man charged after deputy is shot with AK-47.

Maine: Academy Cadets Learn Power Of Firearms.

UK: A man believed to have killed a woman with a samurai sword yesterday was stopped by police using a Taser stun gun. (Not another one!!!)

Connecticut: (In the old days this would have been settled between the two officers later, outside the PD. Now you go to jail. Ahhh, progress). East Windsor Officer John Scavotto first tested the Taser without its ammunition, a cartridge that stores two darts designed to hook onto flesh and deliver an immobilizing current.

Oklahoma: Tulsa police chief Dave Been reinstated.

New Jersey: Authorities were weighing Friday whether to charge a police sergeant who fatally shot his wife the day before in an apparent domestic dispute. The officer, Robert Vanaman, 37, suffered several stab wounds. He remained in the South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Vineland on Friday, and investigators had not been able to talk to him, said Cumberland County Prosecutor Ronald Casella.

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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