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Mike Williams' 02.16.05 local cops news

California: Two officers fatally shot a man early today who ignored orders to surrender, endured a Taser shot and then lunged at them while brandishing a knife, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Police on routine patrol came across the man about midnight standing in the middle of a street with a knife and bleeding from the head, said officer Jason Wong. "The officers repeatedly ordered the individual to drop the knife, both in English and in Spanish. He seemed incoherent, uncooperative, and non-compliant,"

Texas: Officer Recovering After Shooting Leaves Knife-Wielding Suspect Dead.

Arizona: SWAT Training Crucial For Community As Well As Team Members.

Colorado: Detective 'forgot' he had tape. Chief: Censure consultant for his comments.

New York: A hammer-wielding man threatening his ex-girlfriend was taken into custody by police using a Taser gun in Brooklyn this morning.

Canada: 'How can you justify using a Taser 12 times?' A coroner's inquest will eventually tell how the 39-year-old husband and father really died last year.

Wisconsin: Officer's lost Taser is found.

Canada: A Remand Centre tactical team was called in yesterday after two inmates tried to smash their way through a glass barrier to get at their jailers.

New York: When police need help, they call CIRT.

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