Mike Williams' 09.26.06 local cop news
Florida: Limits on Taser use risky, police union says. Under new rules, St. Petersburg police must first make physical contact with a suspect. A union representative says the change creates confusion.
Georgia: Video released Thursday, from a Cherokee County Deputy Sheriff’s dashboard camera, vividly and dramatically shows deputies disarming a distraught man -- who had been waving a gun and threatening to kill himself and them -- by shooting him with non-lethal bean bag rounds.
Minnesota: Minneapolis police officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man shot by police officers last night. Police report that the 27-year-old man struggled with officers before he was shot. But members of the man's family dispute police accounts, and say they believe he was the victim of police misconduct.
Washington: Local police take down a man who threatens to blow himself up. Police wanted the man for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, but when they found him officers had to use force to make the arrest.