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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 28, 2014

Court: LAPD policy for impounding cars is OK

State court determined that a policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after stops is lawful - Full Story
December 26, 2014

Colo. cop speaks to family for 1st time since being struck during protest

Officer was hit by a car during a student protest in Denver on Dec. 3 - Full Story
December 23, 2014
Police: Driver admits she drove 11 blocks with pedestrian on roof

Police: Driver admits she drove 11 blocks with pedestrian on roof

Police said they suspect Isabel McDaniel was driving under the influence of a combination of unspecified drugs and alcohol - Full Story
December 23, 2014
Off-duty Md. officer dies in crash

Off-duty Md. officer dies in crash

Officer was killed Sunday morning in a single-car accident on his way home from work - Full Story
December 22, 2014

Off-duty officer shot multiple times in St. Louis

Officer was driving Friday when he was shot from a car parallel with his - Full Story
December 22, 2014
Police: Fugitive shot, ran over Fla. officer

Police: Fugitive shot, ran over Fla. officer

A fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a Tampa-area police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer - Full Story
December 22, 2014
Police departments on alert after NY cop killings

Police departments on alert after NY cop killings

Big-city PDs and union leaders nationwide are warning the rank and file to wear body armor after a deadly ambush against police - Full Story
December 21, 2014

Man kills self in La. pursuit, injuring couple

Man wanted in Oklahoma killed himself during a pursuit, causing his truck to hit a car and seriously injure a couple - Full Story
December 19, 2014
Video: Iowa cops hurt after suspect rams squad

Video: Iowa cops hurt after suspect rams squad

Man rammed his SUV into a police car, injuring two officers during a disturbance investigation Tuesday - Full Story
December 18, 2014

Ohio high court upholds traffic camera enforcement

Divided court on Thursday again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state's municipalities, reversing a lower court after a year of legal setbacks - Full Story



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