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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: 12.18.07

Alabama: Huntsville officer slain making DUI arrest.. More about shooting suspect's past. Back in May, Huntsville Police were called to a shooting at Shipp's apartment in west Huntsville. His son was accused of shooting him in the leg and foot with an AK-47, then fleeing, leading police on a four-hour manhunt. The younger Shipp was charged with first-degree assault. Ironically, Huntsville officers were part of team that got him medical attention.

Related: The family, colleagues and community are all in mourning today after a Huntsville police officer died this morning after being shot Friday night.

Minnesota: Shots fired at SWAT team, family says wrong house

Chicago: $12 mil. in cop shooting of unarmed man

Maryland: Man shot after he Pepper Sprays police officer; charges cops with Machete

Florida: Mother killed in police shooting. Teenage son charged for his involvement in slaying

Florida: SWAT involved in shootout

Oregon: Man holes up in trunk after police stop. When Officers stopped the vehicle, the driver climbed into the trunk through the backseat. Pepper Spray and a K9 persuaded him to surrender.

Canada: Jurors urge more Tasers. Give police more of the controversial weapons, says jury at inquest into mentally ill man's death  

Canada: Soften police tactics, inquest jury advises. Training in de-escalation techniques urged

Memphis: Police kill drug suspect

New York: Behind the epidemic of Police suicide. Is there such a thing?

Related: Off-duty cop dies after shooting himself

Wisconsin: Village sues to recoup police training cost. (Does this happen to your department?)

D.C.: FBI agent's joke leads to mistrial in district

Florida: Suspect killed after pointing handgun at officer after traffic stop. 

Nebraska: Mall shootings – fact, fiction and keeping a cool head revisited

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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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