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Vehicle Incidents and Issues

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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Video: Utah trooper sideswiped by semi-truck

Video: Utah trooper sideswiped by semi-truck

Utah Trooper James Wright was inside his patrol car just after 6 a.m., finishing the paperwork on a traffic stop, when a massive semi-truck slammed into the side of his vehicle. (KUTV Image) Dash cam

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Video: Utah trooper sideswiped by semi-truck

Utah trooper was inside his patrol car finishing the paperwork on a traffic stop, when a massive truck slammed into the side of his vehicle - Full Story

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Off-duty SC cop dragged by car after stopping assault

Off-duty SC cop dragged by car after stopping assault

The officer was able to jump onto the SUV's running boards and rode it until he was able to free himself from the car door - Full Story

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NY cop suffers major injuries after hit, dragged by ATV

The cop was shoved off the vehicle then run over as the driver escaped - Full Story

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Why SCOTUS' 'qualified immunity' decision is huge for cops Joanne Eldridge - The Justice Report

Why SCOTUS' 'qualified immunity' decision is huge for cops

At issue is whether the actions of the police shooting at the vehicle as it attempted to escape constituted excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment - Full Story

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Video: Man shot after pinning Ill. trooper between cars

Video: Man shot after pinning Ill. trooper between cars

Ill. State Police have released dash cam footage of a tense November 2013 traffic stop that resulted in the fatal shooting of a suspect. (KWQC Image) Dash cam

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Md. bill would require drivers to give police cell phone info

Civil liberty advocates have raised concerns about the proposed law's constitutionality - Full Story

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Ga. police use new high tech device in pursuits

The StarChase system is a James Bond-worthy device that shoots a canister out the front of the police car and sticks a tracking device on the back of a fleeing vehicle - Full Story

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'Road rage' rabbi who impersonated cop pleads guilty

Rabbi confronted a woman driving in a school zone. Authorities say he acknowledged that he held up a fake badge while yelling - Full Story

Videos

Mysterious pursuit ends in high-speed crash

Police are still puzzled as to why a Lansing woman led police on a brief high-speed pursuit before crashing into a utility pole, after discovering drugs and alcohol weren’t factors in the incident.



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