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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 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
December 17, 2014

Okla. officer in serious condition after collision

Officer remains in serious condition Wednesday after a collision with a trash truck Tuesday morning - Full Story
December 16, 2014
Miss. officer dies in crash

Miss. officer dies in crash

A full-time officer and part-time sheriff’s deputy was killed in a crash early Tuesday while responding to an accident - Full Story
December 16, 2014

Idaho police pursue cow after butcher shop escape

1,000-pound cow jumped a 6-foot fence and bolted through the streets before police shot and killed it following a lengthy pursuit - Full Story
December 15, 2014
Man arrested after Mo. officer shot in the face

Man arrested after Mo. officer shot in the face

Police arrested a 31-year-old Kansas City, Kan. man Sunday morning suspected of shooting a Pleasant Valley, Mo. officer in the face late Saturday - Full Story
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



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