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Vehicle Incidents and Issues

The Vehicle Incidents and Issues topic deals with issues related to specialized patrols like motorcycle units as well as vehicular risks and challenges to law enforcement, including vehicle crashes involving police and vehicular assaults against officers. From single-car traffic accidents to high-speed pursuits, most law enforcement injuries and fatalities occur in, or immediately outside of, a police officer’s vehicle.
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February 28, 2015

Autopsy: Teen who attempted to run over Denver police shot 4 times

In a report released Friday, the Denver medical examiner's office said Jessica Hernandez also had marijuana and a small amount of alcohol in her system - Full Story
February 27, 2015
Video: Minn. cop on vacation thwarts man attempting to carjack him

Video: Minn. cop on vacation thwarts man attempting to carjack him

A carjacker picked the wrong vehicle Saturday in Florida - Full Story
February 26, 2015
Video: Police probe UOF in arrest of Fla. suspect who severed cop's spine

Video: Police probe UOF in arrest of Fla. suspect who severed cop's spine

Inquiry underway into whether officers' use of force was justified in the pursuit of a suspect who is accused of crashing into a cop and badly injuring him - Full Story
February 25, 2015

Ark. cop's Facebook post changes struggling student's life

Officer John Shipman was on his way home from an off-duty security job when he noticed a man walking on the side of the road in 19-degree weather - Full Story
February 24, 2015

Video: 'Targeted' Minn. cop thanks fellow officers amid investigation

Detectives are questioning Andrew J. Neal in connection with the shooting of Officer Jordan Davis - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Video: Careening car plows into Mich. cop assisting driver

Video: Careening car plows into Mich. cop assisting driver

Officer stopped to assist a driver who had gone off the road into the median February 14 when the crash occurred - Full Story
February 19, 2015

Mo. chief mystified as to why cop turned off dash cam

"Nothing on that video suggests that we were violating anyone's rights. That's what makes it even more perplexing to me" - Full Story
February 17, 2015
Police: NJ man created black ice to mask DUI crash

Police: NJ man created black ice to mask DUI crash

Man poured water on a freezing road to try to fool officers into thinking the cause of his drunken car crash was black ice - Full Story
February 16, 2015

Police: Texas man left prosthetic arm at scene of crime

The suspect fled on foot after crashing his vehicle as a result of drunk driving - Full Story
February 16, 2015

Fla. man kills self during pursuit after shooting girlfriend

44-year-old Samori Kwame Walden was leaving as police arrived and then drove south on the interstate before shooting himself and crashing his car - Full Story



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