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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: July 27, 2007

Washington: Police chase ends with one dead

A $2.9 million claim has been filed against the city in the death of a mentally disabled janitor after he was jolted by a stun gun, beaten and hogtied by police, a matter that remains under investigation

Colorado: 'Santa Cop' facing jail for Taser shot. Stun-gun hit girl near eye in off-duty demonstration

Ohio: Like knights storming the castle, members of a SWAT team prepare to flush out a pair of suspected bank robbers at the medieval-themed Drawbridge Inn on Wednesday

Chattanooga: Training for school safety. The three-day class began Wednesday with a discussion of prior school crises, target practice and hallway simulation shooting, said instructor Lou Ann Hamblin, a Michigan-based law enforcement official and security expert. It also will incorporate real-life scenarios, including incidents on school buses, Ms. Hamblin said

Montana: Editorial - Drug warriors are the real threat to Americans

Georgia: Norcross man dies after Taser shock

Vermont: Taser use by cops blasted

Virginia: SWAT teams practice at inside new hospital tower

Wisconsin: 911 tapes tell police shooting drama. Listen to calls preceding and during killing of Madison man

New Jersey: The state attorney general's Shooting Response Team is investigating an incident late Tuesday in Camden in which a state trooper shot a man after being shot at

Florida: Police shooting latest in rash of violence

California: Sheriff says deputy seems justified in fatal Elverta shooting

New York: Deputy wounded in 1987 courtroom shooting dies

Ohio: Local SWAT officers are keeping April's massacre at Virginia Tech fresh in their minds as they train for the unexpected on Ohio's campuses

New York: Motorist killed during police chase

Georgia: Letter details Albany SWAT concerns

Texas: Tase-Mania. The chorus of voices calling for reform of Taser policies is growing — and so is the list of deaths

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