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Mike Williams' 06.26.06 local cops news

Ohio: Officer Shot In Leg During SWAT Training.

Washington: The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office has placed a deputy on administrative leave after the deputy shot and wounded a man in a tree with his gun instead of a Taser, the sheriff's office said. The deputy meant to fire the Taser and not his gun on Thursday, but grabbed the wrong weapon, sheriff's office spokesman Scott Wilson told the Kitsap Sun.

Florida: The Citizens Review Board of the Seminole County Sheriff's Office voted unanimously Thursday night to support findings that two of the agency's officers acted properly when they used deadly force in separate shooting incidents.

The first case involved the Jan. 13 shooting of Milwee Middle School student Chris Penley. He was shot on the campus by Lt. Mike Weippert after he pointed a realistic-looking toy gun at the officer.

Seattle: Citizens see two sides of Sheriff's Office. Some defend, other criticize department.

Massachusetts: A Boston police officer sent a .40-caliber round speeding through the hip of a fellow officer early yesterday morning in West Roxbury as the two argued over whether he was sober enough to drive, sources said.

Ohio: Body Of Suspect In U.S. Marshal's Shooting Found. Officials: Suspect Appears To Have Shot Himself.

Canada: A four-hour police standoff on the north side ended without injury after police tactical officers stormed a four plex suite and subdued a man believed to have been armed with a knife.

Canada: While investigating a report of a stolen van, a Toronto police constable shot the 15-year-old driver to death as the vehicle bore down on his partner just before dawn today, police sources said.

California: The mother of the Banning man allegedly shot and killed by police officers speaks exclusively with News Channel 3. She says, her son was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. (With a .357 magnum on him)

California: Long Beach SWAT Tops in State.

Indiana: Man Dies after Police Use Chemical Spray, Taser during Arrest.

Mississippi: Frightful drill that seemed all too real.

Wisconsin: It's the spawn of an armored vehicle and a sport-utility vehicle. Toss in a rooftop turret for gunmen and outer plating that deflects bullets and small explosives, and you've got one of the latest weapons in the war on terrorism.

Utah: Utah County Sheriff's Office hosts SWAT dog training.

Maryland: Police training National Guard.

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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