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Mike Williams' 02.23.06 local cop news


Detroit: Police say a man who robbed a Comerica Bank branch in southwest Detroit was shot dead by a police SWAT team member after taking ten hostages. Police say the SWAT team member fired one shot at the robber, hitting him in the head.

Louisiana: Police: Witness shot man five times in defense of officer. No charges will be filed.

Florida: Swat Team Shoots Barricaded Man. Standoff Lasted Three Hours

Texas: Tasers, the controversial stun guns used by police to subdue suspects, are safe when used with restraint, a coalition of emergency-medicine doctors says. (Now there is a novel idea. Restraint, moderation and oversight. Why didn’t we think of that?)

Nevada: Over 5-Hour Standoff Ends With Sniper Shot And Killed.

Louisiana:

A 90-year-old man armed with a handgun was subdued with a Taser after a brief standoff with members of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office SWAT team Monday afternoon in Metairie, officials said.

US – Mexican border: We are bordering on madness.

California: Seven-hour standoff with propane tank ends peacefully.

Delaware: Police call Taser 'success story'. Recent report claims zap gun's electrical charge strong enough to kill.

Iowa: Officer says race was factor during traffic stop by another officer.

Colorado: SWAT cops raid mayor's restaurant after drug tip.

Colorado: 11-Hour Standoff Ends After Man Found Hiding In Truck.

Connecticut: Standoff Ends in Shooting.

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