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Mike Williams' 03.14.06 local cop news


New York: Two uniformed police officers were shot by a man while they were responding to a call in Brooklyn early this morning but were saved by their bulletproof vests, authorities said.

Arizona: Glendale police buy 15-ton armored vehicle.

Arizona: 300 SWAT officers in Tucson for tactical training.

Georgia: Another cop shoots himself at the range.

Illinois: State police tactical team trains in Streator.

Alabama: Police shooting: Wife tells of ongoing fight. But Latonya Jackson says her husband, Corey, never threatened her before he was shot. According to police, a second officer had gone to the back yard and told Corey Jackson to stop. Instead, police said, Jackson made a move for a handgun in his waistband. Latonya Jackson said she heard the officer in the back tell her husband, "'Get down.'" Then she heard gunfire, she said. "Corey took four bullets," she said. (Proof that going for a gun concealed in your waistband when confronting armed police officers can be hazardous to your health)

Florida: Off-Duty Officer Kills Gun-Wielding Man.

Utah: Dad pulls sword on daughter, ex-girlfriend. (What is it with swords all of a sudden???)

Arkansas: Governor, lawmaker, police promise full inquiry in state police shooting.

Florida: Hostage released, gunman kills himself.

Virginia: Man wounded by officer charged with trying to kill policeman.

Kansas City: Drug use caused man’s heart to fail while in custody, medical examiner says 'The Taser did not faze him.'

The Jackson County medical examiner ruled that a man, who was under the influence of cocaine, did not die as a result of being Tasered by police.

Arizona: Taser International Bleeding Money.

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