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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 30, 2014
Name released in LA police car shooting, 2nd man at large

Name released in LA police car shooting, 2nd man at large

Christopher Taylor, 18, was booked on suspicion of shooting at an occupied vehicle - Full Story
December 29, 2014

Hearse stolen outside LA church with casket inside

Police detained the suspect, whose mental condition will be evaluated - Full Story
December 29, 2014

Shots fired on LA police car; no one hurt

Officers were responding to a radio call and driving slowly in a neighborhood when they saw the muzzle flash of a rifle pointed in their direction - Full Story
December 29, 2014
NJ special officer dies after struck by car on foot patrol

NJ special officer dies after struck by car on foot patrol

Cliffside Park Police Officer Stephen Petruzzello, 22, was struck by an SUV and died after surgery days later - Full Story
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



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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel
with Travis Yates
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with Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.)