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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 05, 2011

NY officer in cruiser hit during traffic stop dies

Nassau County Officer Michael Califano was 12-year veteran - Full Story
February 03, 2011

Video: Egyptian police van barrels through crowd of protesters

Graphic video is latest to capture increasingly intense conflict in Cairo - Full Story
February 02, 2011

Suspect doesn't get far in Wash. cruiser

Cops were responding to a call about a man who was "disturbing residents" - Full Story
February 01, 2011

Study: Red light cameras cut fatal crashes

Reduced the rate of fatal crashes by 24 percent in 14 large cities - Full Story
January 29, 2011
Long slide ends in officer's snowplow death

Long slide ends in officer's snowplow death

The homeless man charged in death of Toronto police sergeant once imagined that he could be a property tycoon - Full Story
January 27, 2011

Ex-officer arrested in Mass. on OUI charges

The man allegedly admitted he 'had a couple' but registered a .285 on a Breathalyzer test - Full Story
January 25, 2011

Video: LA chase ends in bad wreck

The driver of the passing car was not seriously injured and the suspect was taken into custody - Full Story
January 25, 2011

NJ officer killed in one-car Fla. wreck

“He was a good officer who was liked by everyone and did a good job” - Full Story
January 25, 2011

When basic physics trumps high technology

The National Transportation Safety Administration attributes 10 percent of all fatal accidents to driver distraction, and a squad car cockpit is cluttered with distractions - Full Story
January 24, 2011

Video: Uncooperative woman struck in head, TASERed during traffic stop

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Andrew Davenport placed on leave following incident - Full Story

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