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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: 12.14.07

California: Command officers indicted in shooting by members of their department. Men and women in uniform filled the second-story hall of the Humboldt Superior Court Monday afternoon as members of many law enforcement agencies gathered to support retired Eureka Police Department Chief David Douglas and EPD Lt. Anthony Zanotti, who appeared for arraignment on charges of involuntary manslaughter for their leadership roles in the death of Cheri Lyn Moore.

South Carolina: Fired officer points gun at superiors

Detroit: The suspect being held in the shooting of a Detroit police officer is believed to be a key player in a gang responsible for 10 area bank robberies since March 2006, police officials told the Free Press on Wednesday.

Denver: Gunman killed himself after being shot. Volunteer security guard shot Matthew Murray, who had killed four, several times before he committed suicide, autopsy shows.

Boston: Cop's-eye view of traffic stops

Georgia: Police officer stabbed in grocery store confrontation

Las Vegas: Police searched for two gunmen Wednesday who wounded six young people at a bus stop, an attack that officials believe stemmed from a fight about a girl. Tight security met students entering high schools.

Ohio: Unique diversity training for police recruits

New York: Officer's restraint after near misses wins praise

Canada: Taser ban would put officers at risk, Elliott says. RCMP Commissioner contends that the public would be endangered as well, but NDP's Layton is skeptical.

South Carolina: Taser ends flying-taco fiasco

Connecticut: President Bush honors West Hartford officer

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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