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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: Cop dragged from suspect's vehicle, police shoot driver

The suspect was shot 4 times after fleeing police when one officer jumped into his car to assure that it would not move - Full Story


Minn. shooting suspect blames noisy traffic

The man who indiscriminately fired at passing cars killing a 9-year-old boy told investigators that cars were keeping him awake - Full Story


Police: Ind. man is shot after trying to run over officer

Officers smelled homemade methamphetamine coming from a garage and when they tried speaking to someone inside, a car busted through the door - Full Story


Dallas police chief prohibits use of MDCs in non-emergencies

He states that only in life-threatening situations should police be typing while driving - Full Story


Video: NV cop on paid leave for rear-ending accident

The officer is on leave while an investigation is being conducted by his department - Full Story


Police: Veteran master trooper shot, killed

J. A. Walker was 60 years old and had been with Virginia State Police 40 years - Full Story


DC motorcycle cop hit by car, gets to hospital 1 hour later

A vehicle hit the officer on patrol and kept going, leaving him to wait for help nearly 20 minutes - Full Story


Video: Suspect fights police, leads high-speed pursuit in wrong direction

Police found ecstasy and white powder in a baggy once the pursuit came to a close - Full Story


Woman's crime spree: 2 stolen cruisers, 1 hit officer

The woman and her accomplice jumped into the first cruiser during an unrelated traffic stop, striking the officer as they sped off - Full Story


Force Science study pinpoints vehicle stop vulnerabilities Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Force Science study pinpoints vehicle stop vulnerabilities

Specific recommendations for training modifications will not be made until all data is thoroughly analyzed - Full Story

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