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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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October 15, 2014
Man on stabbing rampage killed by Conn. trooper

Man on stabbing rampage killed by Conn. trooper

Another person suffered non-life threatening injuries when a bullet from the officer's gun ricocheted off the pavement - Full Story
October 14, 2014

Radar-like device helps police detect texting drivers

The device, which would work much like a radar gun, could differentiate whether the occupants of a vehicle are texting or talking on their phone - Full Story
October 14, 2014

NJ dash cam videos deemed public records

Authorities cannot withhold the videos, even if they say they pertain to criminal or internal-affairs investigations - Full Story
October 10, 2014
Truck driver who killed Ill. trooper gets probation

Truck driver who killed Ill. trooper gets probation

Johnny B. Felton Jr., 54, of Hinesville, Ga., was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of probation after pleading guilty - Full Story
October 08, 2014

NJ cop dragged 75 feet by stolen van at traffic stop

The officer who was dragged suffered a broken arm - Full Story
October 08, 2014

Ariz. officer shot in face, 5 suspects at large

The officer made a traffic stop around 2 a.m. when he was shot in the face - Full Story
October 08, 2014

Mich. police pursuit ends in fatal crash, suspect injured

Livonia police were pursuing a man suspected in a home invasion when the suspect’s vehicle collided with a bystander, killing the driver. - Full Story
October 07, 2014
Video: Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

Video: Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

Police said they resorted to force only after the passenger repeatedly refused to leave the car and kept reaching toward the back seat - Full Story
October 07, 2014

Instead of ticket, Mich. cop buys girl booster seat

Officer who pulled over a vehicle because a 5-year-old girl wasn't secured in a booster seat decided a ticket wouldn't cut it - Full Story
October 06, 2014

Trending topics: When a pursuit takes an unexpected turn

By PoliceOne Staff There’s no shortage of videos documenting the many police pursuits that have... - Full Story



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