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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: September 24, 2007

Texas: A man police were chasing shot and killed a detective and in turn was gunned down by police Friday afternoon at an apartment complex in the Medical Center area.

Arizona: National Organization of Black Law Enforcement executives passes resolution supporting the use of electronic control devices.

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.

D.C: Feds probe Blackwater weapons smuggling.

Tennessee: A Monroe County deputy resigned Saturday, one day after firing a warning shot into the Monroe County Courthouse floor when an inmate escaped.

California: Santa Clara's Best in the West SWAT team competition had the feel of a family friendly soccer tournament set in a combat zone.

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.

Ohio: Police officer who Tased woman 7 times placed on leave.

New York: Officer shoots man armed with gun in Bronx.

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.

Florida: Shot BSO deputy Maury Hernandez shows improvement.

Florida: Armed man shot twice by St. Johns Deputy. Man hospitalized; deputy on administrative leave.

Missouri: Officers involved in fatal shooting. Woman wanted for probation violation

UK: Police under orders not to save drowning victims.

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.

Missouri: Police were looking for a man accused of speeding away from a traffic stop early Saturday, dragging a Fairview Heights police officer about 70 feet after a struggle for a pistol.

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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