10/16/2007

Mike Williams, TeamOne NetworkLocal Cop News
with Mike Williams, TeamOne Network

Mike Williams' Local Cop News: October 16, 2007

Philadelphia: Columbine style shooting plan foiled. THE PARENTS of a 14-year boy in an upscale Montgomery County suburb seemed to have a bizarre goal: To purchase some kind of firearm for their teenage son.

Texas: Escalating brutality: Cop slayings on the rise. Phenomenon described as emerging 'hunter' mentality among criminals.

Arizona: Officer shot, shielded by vest

Washington: Boy, 13, shot after officer mistakes cell for weapon.

Michigan: Deputies were crediting the use of a Taser on Wednesday night with not only making an arrest but perhaps helping to spare the life of a teenager armed with a BB handgun

Georgia: SWAT team trains using bean bags as ammunition.

Louisiana: Six members of the Special Weapons and Tactical element of the Baton Rouge Police Department’s Special Response Team recently won the “Super SWAT” title during a competition sponsored by the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association, according to a press release from the Baton Rouge Police.

California: Fremont SWAT team proves its worth.

Wisconsin: Police Taser 7 point buck that crashes in to fitness center.

Alabama: Police officer kills man who tackled him.

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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