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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: 12.03.07

Houston: Four charged in deputy's shooting death

Kansas: Congressional visit features Taser demonstration

North Dakota: Panel: Laurel cop erred in firing weapon.

Utah: Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jon Gardner used his Taser to zap a motorist who became uncooperative during a traffic stop.

Virginia: Chesapeake woman wants house back after SWAT team tore it up

Florida: Man dies after deputies use Taser when he jumps from ambulance

Texas: Details emerge in police shooting of robbery suspect

Minnesota: The man shot by police early Monday later told investigators he wanted officers to kill him, Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren said.

North Carolina: State officials have finished their investigation of an Asheville police shooting that severely wounded a passenger in a car being pursued by officers.

Atlanta: Police knew seven years ago that a police sergeant's husband may have been paying young girls for sex and producing child pornography, but failed to investigate the allegations, federal authorities said.

New Jersey: State is exploring ways police can use less-than-lethal weaponry, and testimony at a public hearing Tuesday weighed heavily in favor, saying such a change would safeguard police as well as suspects

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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