Mike Williams' Local Cop News: September 24, 2007
D.C.: Acting in the wake of this week's fatal police shooting, D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has put out a directive to clarify how off-duty officers should react if they become victims of a nonviolent crime. The guidance gives officers a great deal of discretion in an area that police experts said is loaded with risk.
California:The Oakland police sergeant who shot and killed a man described as a possible "person of interest" in a homicide was involved in two previous shootings in recent years, one of them fatal, department officials said Friday.
Authorities said a man fatally shot Thursday by an Oakland police sergeant was reaching for a gun, but the shooting has ignited a community outcry after witnesses said they never saw a gun and the officer overreacted.
South Carolina: A study released by the University of South Carolina this week says the state's law enforcement agencies rank nearly last in the nation in training. Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Chief Wendell Davis says that's not too far from reality.
Pennsylvania: Carlisle man shoots cop; kills self.
Pennsylvania: An area police officer was arrested Thursday night at his Bethlehem home after his wife told police he was acting erratically and made reference to a murder-suicide this week involving another police officer and his wife.
Washington: Two officers subdued James Christopher Elioff with their 50,000-volt Taser weapons - causing a cigarette lighter to explode in his hip pocket - and later found a live bomb in a car he rode in, police said.
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