05/12/2009

Technology might prevent officers from being dragged

By Jason Trahan and Tanya Eiserer
Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — It's one of the most dangerous scenarios for a law enforcement officer: approaching a driver sitting in an idling vehicle.

As two weekend incidents in Dallas illustrate, things can go so wrong within seconds that police officers are dragged and injured as they try to subdue drivers. Suspects can be shot or even killed.

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