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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.

New Mexico: (Video) A wounded man was taken into custody by Albuquerque police late Friday morning following a two hour SWAT standoff sparked by an allegation of a sexual assault.

Oregon: Teen armed with knife shot to death by police. Bean bag rounds ineffective.

Canada: Psychiatric condition, not Taser, led to death of N.S. man in custody.

Indiana: 14-hour standoff with deputy finishes peacefully.

California:Police in Santa Ana, California shot a man who allegedly charged at officers and tried to attack a county bus with a screwdriver.

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.

Kentucky: A man was shot and killed Sunday by a Lebanon Junction police officer who was trying to serve felony warrants on the man at his home.

Georgia: Officer assaulted, weapon taken; Suspect at large.

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.

California: An Oakley police officer was seriously injured Thursday afternoon after his patrol car was broadsided by a movers' truck during a high-speed pursuit.

Pennsylvania: A crisis team at Cambria County Prison shot and killed an inmate facing trial for murder after the inmate took a corrections officer hostage with a self-made knife.

Pennsylvania: A man being pursued by police after an alleged armed robbery attempt was involved in a five-vehicle crash that killed him and injured eight others, police said.

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