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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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December 15, 2014

Md. officer shot during traffic stop, 3 in custody

Baltimore police officer was in stable condition Monday morning after being shot during a traffic stop - Full Story
December 15, 2014
Pa. officer killed in crash during pursuit

Pa. officer killed in crash during pursuit

Officer was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle accident while pursuing a third vehicle - Full Story
December 15, 2014

Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

Supreme Court says police are justified in making a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers are mistaken in thinking the driver broke the law - Full Story
December 12, 2014

3 Chicago officers, 1 civilian hurt in collision

Three Chicago police officers were seriously hurt when their marked squad car was hit by another car Wednesday - Full Story
December 11, 2014
Video: Mich. cops stop motorists for surprise gifts

Video: Mich. cops stop motorists for surprise gifts

Lowell police pulled several motorists over and surprised them with Christmas gifts in a video gone viral - Full Story
December 11, 2014
App aims to give tips to drivers for safe police stops

App aims to give tips to drivers for safe police stops

Despite its attention-grabbing name, developer says "Driving While Black" app will provide common sense advice to motorists of all races on how to safely interact with police during traffic stops - Full Story
December 10, 2014

Video: Texas cop shot in drive-by during traffic stop

Dash cam video has been released capturing a Texas officer getting shot in a drive-by while conducting an unrelated traffic stop - Full Story
December 10, 2014

Calif. deputy who arrested Mel Gibson could get job back

Deputy contends he was the victim of retaliation following his 2006 arrest of Gibson - Full Story
December 09, 2014

Utah troopers drive 87-year-old mother to see gravely ill son

Hitting a patrol car isn't the best way to end a traffic stop, but it worked out for one 87-year-old Nevada woman rushing to see her ailing son - Full Story
December 09, 2014

SC man sentenced for shooting at cop over seat belt violation

21-year-old man was ordered to serve 25 years in prison for shooting at police after he ran from a state trooper in 2013 - Full Story



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