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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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June 19, 2015

Video: Chicago officer opens fire on youths in car

Retired judge, who handled a criminal trial of one of the teens, released the December 2013 video - Full Story
June 18, 2015

Video: Mass. man sets cruiser on fire in police parking lot

Man set cruiser on fire, cheered, laughed and then got arrested - Full Story
June 17, 2015

Cops: Would-be Good Samaritan helps, then makes things worse

Good Samaritan trying to help a western New York man in distress turned out to be a Bad Samaritan - Full Story
June 11, 2015

Video: Texas cop smashes window of uncooperative motorist

When the driver of a speeding vehicle refused to comply, the officer smashed the window and pulled him out - Full Story
June 10, 2015

Calif. squad hit by bullets catches fire during pursuit

Engine was disabled by a small fire sparked from the gunshots - Full Story
June 08, 2015

Skater chases, detains driver Hawaii police say hit girl

"I just wanted him to stop almost killing people" - Full Story
June 05, 2015
Colo. cop's SUV falls into sinkhole

Colo. cop's SUV falls into sinkhole

Officer was forced to pull himself out as the SUV sank deeper into the hole - Full Story
June 04, 2015

Law clerk resigns over comments on NJ trooper's death

Mourned deer killed in the crash instead of trooper and said trooper's death was "not tragic" - Full Story
June 04, 2015

Fla. police upgrade vehicles to prevent ambushes

System works by sounding an alarm triggered by several sensors around the perimeter of the vehicle - Full Story

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