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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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Chicago trio slits victims' throats, rams squad, shoots cop

One suspect was killed and two others were arrested in a shootout with police that left one officer hospitalized with a leg wound - Full Story

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Instruction with in-car video: Putting it into practice Travis Yates - Police Driving:
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Instruction with in-car video: Putting it into practice

Last week we looked at some of the possible pitfalls of using video for law enforcement instruction, as... - Full Story

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Cabbie drives car into 2 off-duty officers after dispute

Driver shot during confrontation; officers treated for minor injuries - Full Story

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Fla. man charged with DUI after hitting cruiser

The man's eyes were red and glassy and his breath smelled of alcohol, but he refused to submit to field sobriety tests - Full Story

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Video: Give closure to dispatchers after critical incidents

Dispatchers, like all other law enforcement personnel, can suffer from emotional issues as a result of... - Full Story

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Video: Dallas cop fired for kick to head

Video: Dallas cop fired for kick to head

Officers told supervisors that their colleague, DPD Officer Quaitemes Williams, became enraged and out of control after the suspect fell on him in a brief struggle during a traffic stop. Doesn't remember kicking

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Video: Cop thrown 15 feet in icy wreck

The driver’s vehicle slid on the icy road, slamming into the squad car and knocking the second officer across the snow - Full Story

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Video: New radar detects drivers who follow too closely

State law requires drivers traveling 35 miles per hour or faster to have at least two seconds of following distance - Full Story

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Alleged rapist arrested in La. traffic stop

A state trooper pulled over a man because his car was missing a tail light - Full Story

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New Dallas unit will monitor dash-cam police behavior

"I think these policies need to be established to make sure the cameras capture both audio and video," a prosecutor said - Full Story



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