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Local Cop News: March 31, 2008

Los Angeles: Slain SWAT Officer Honored At Ducks, Kings Game

Chattanooga: Assistant. Chief Honored by Tennessee Governor

North Carolina: Pilot stowing weapon when it went off, report says

Dallas: Dallas SWAT delivers birthday surprise to Garland third grader

Arizona: Shaq to volunteer for Tempe police

Kentucky: Woman disarmed at University off Louisville; Mom charged in 2 kids’ deaths

New York: Renewing Appeals for Slain Officers’ Benefits

California: A Fremont man shot and wounded by Union City police after he allegedly stole from a liquor store and pointed a fake handgun at officers has been charged by Alameda County prosecutors.

Arizona: Caught on tape: Car stolen at police parking lot

Massachusetts: A Braintree police officer confronted by a man who told him to shoot him drew his gun but managed to defuse the situation without firing a shot.

Florida: Officer likely shot Taco Bell Manager 

Georgia: Two dead, two wounded in hospital shooting

Los Angeles: A clearly better LAPD. Two situations are reminders that transparency in the department benefits the public and the police.

Texas: A jury has decided that three Austin police officers did not use excessive force on a man after a traffic accident in September 2005.

Pennsylvania: Bridge standoff couple charged, under evaluation. A SWAT team recovered a bat and "a very realistic" airsoft pellet gun from Reed's white Cadillac Escalade following the standoff.

California:SWAT team brings 'A' game

Washington: Washington teen sentenced in SWAT prank. Randal Ellis gets three years in prison for a false 911 call that led the unit to swarm a Lake Forest house and handcuff innocent homeowners.

Florida: Student punches deputy in nose, gets shot with Taser. Third Tasing of Orange County student this year

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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