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Local Cop News: March 20, 2008

Los Angeles: LAPD Chief William Bratton refused Tuesday to divulge findings of an independent report that calls for changes in the department's elite SWAT team, including altering the unit's selection process to allow women to join for the first time http://www.dailynews.com/politics/ci_8619447 Release the SWAT report. Police Chief Bratton is right to examine the unit, but wrong to do it in secret

New Mexico: New information – including a chilling account of the hail of gunfire that brought down a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy last week – has come to light.

Florida: Suspect shot in SWAT standoff

Kansas City: Water Patrol SWAT Team on Training Exercise Surprises Thief

California: Deputy shoots man armed with pellet rifles in Pixley

Canada: Tasering violated man's rights, judge rules

Massachusetts: 8-hour standoff ends with Lynn man dead

D.C: Police Officer Rescues Teens From Fire

California: Oakland police Wednesday shot and killed a young man they say was threatening them with a rifle in an East Oakland neighborhood, a spokesman said.

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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