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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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Pa. woman steals cruiser while cuffed, leads pursuit

Police believe woman squeezed through an opening in the partition that wasn't latched and crawled into the front seat before zooming off.

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Appeals court weighs lawsuit in DC shooting of fleeing suspect

Appeals court weighs lawsuit in DC shooting of fleeing suspect

Justice Department, which is defending the two deputy U.S. marshals being sued, says driver was shot only after he struck one of them with his car - Full Story

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Video: Pa. woman steals cruiser while cuffed, leads pursuit

Police believe woman squeezed through an opening in the partition that wasn't latched and crawled into the front seat before zooming off - Full Story

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Residents want charges for Colo. officers in fatal OIS

Residents want charges for Colo. officers in fatal OIS

Police opened fire and killed a suspect Monday after one officer was struck by a stolen car - Full Story

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Colo. suspect killed after officer stuck by car

When officers approached the vehicle, the female driver hit one officer with the car. Both officers then opened fire.

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Colo. suspect killed after officer struck by car

Colo. suspect killed after officer struck by car

When officers approached the vehicle after determining it was stolen, the female driver hit one officer with the car. Police then opened fire - Full Story

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Drunken driver hits Texas squad during separate DWI arrest

Drunken driver crashed into an empty squad car while officers were busy dealing with another drunken driver they had pulled over - Full Story

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SC man claims to be cop, attempts to stop wife's arrest after pursuit

As officers surrounded the vehicle, 34-year-old Calvin Logan, the suspect’s husband, exited a nearby car and approached police, claiming to be an officer.

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Video: SC man claims to be cop, tries to stop wife's arrest after pursuit

Video: SC man claims to be cop, tries to stop wife's arrest after pursuit

As officers surrounded the vehicle, 34-year-old Calvin Logan, the suspect's husband, exited a nearby car and approached police, claiming to be an officer - Full Story

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NJ detective dies from injuries suffered in on-duty crash

NJ detective dies from injuries suffered in on-duty crash

Detective was driving an undercover vehicle Jan. 8 when he veered off the road, striking a tree - Full Story



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