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Local cop news with Capt. Mike Williams: 12.29.05 report


Pennsylvania:
Easton Police Chief Withdraws.

Lawyer hired for Easton 'rat list'.
Attorney for 3 police officers has asked city about settlement talks.

Radio commentator Nelson Lauver makes light of an incident in which Sgt. Thomas Smith left his service weapon atop a toilet-paper dispenser in a steakhouse bathroom in his faux song, "Tequila Makes His Gun Fall Off."

Listen to the song

Wyoming:
Laramie police chief leaves loaded gun in restaurant bathroom.
When he realized his mistake, Chief Bob Deutsch wrote an e-mail to the entire department stating what he had done. He then wrote himself a written reprimand.

Georgia:
Police involved in gun battle on Walmart parking lot.

Michigan:
Trooper shoots man with gun.
24-year-old fired two shots at cops, advanced with long gun before he was stopped.

Louisiana:
Police searching for man who shot officer.

New York:
NYPD faces federal lawsuit challenging its right to force boozing cops into recovery programs against their will.

Russia:
The head of a commission investigating Russia's Beslan school attack said Wednesday that local police were negligent in ignoring instructions to strengthen security around schools.

Illinois:
Man Charged after Shoot Out with Police.
"I don't think it was a shoot out like the O.K. Corral, but the officers showed restraint or otherwise we could have had a more serious ending for this,” said Benton Police Chief Mike O’Neill.

Florida:
Collier Co. jail deputy found dead inside his still-running van early Christmas morning from what DeSoto County Sheriff officials believe was a self-inflicted gunshot to the upper leg.

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