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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: 02.04.08

Chattanooga: Hamilton County Sheriff Billy Long arrested by FBI on federal corruption charges. U.S. Attorney Rus Dedrick said no other law enforcement officer was a suspect in the investigation, which he said is ongoing and could lead to additional charges.

Related: Police Benevolent Association "disgusted" at long actions  

Related: Local Reaction To Arrest Of Hamilton County Sheriff Billy Long

 Two off-duty officers from different police departments wounded each other in a gun fight in the middle of a road in an Atlanta suburb, authorities said.

Ohio: SWAT team kills suspect in gruesome slaying 

Utah: Fatal encounters take toll on officers

Connecticut: Bridgeport police fatally shot a city man after exchange of gunfire.

New York: High-profile cases are jeopardized by NYPD unit's lapses: sources

Ohio: Police shooting of mother and infant exposes a city’s racial tension

Oregon: Plan addresses police-shooting investigations . Deadly force - A law seeking inquiry fairness prompted Washington County's proposal

Baltimore: Man sought in beating of Baltimore police officer

New Orleans: Hundreds of officers, some from as far away as Colorado, turned out Friday along with New Orleans residents to mourn slain police officer Nicola Cotton -- whose violent death has shaken the city.

Nebraska: Mental, physical skills set police officers apart

National: Overrated Career: Police Officer

Florida: Deputies say an off-duty JSO officer shot an attacker as the man beat him along the side of the road. Both men have now been released from the hospital.

California: A man who was convicted of theft and resigned from the Los Angeles Police Department was hired Friday night as the interim chief of the Maywood Police Department, an agency that has a reputation as a haven for misfit and criminal cops.

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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