Mike Williams' 05.01.06 local cop news
Florida: Chris Penley's last day at Milwee Middle School. Two officers — a negotiator and a marksman — had sharply differing views on the risk the boy posed before he was killed. (As you know, I am the first to leap on a story that I think is biased or inflammatory for the sake of stirring up controversy but I think this is a fair and balanced story. The reporter, Mr. Taylor called me and asked me to evaluate the statement of Lt. Weippert who was the shooter in this incident. I think the Lt. AND the negotiator Sgt. Brubaker did an outstanding job under extremely bad circumstances and I am glad I was not in their shoes that day. Taylor quoted me accurately and in context toward the end of the article which is all one can ask.)
Miami: SWAT Standoff Ends When Police Stun Gunman. Police Say An argument About Drug Money Led To The An Attack and Standoff. (Another Samurai Hostage Taker with a machete!!!)
Florida: Cop on receiving end of Taser. a police officer mistook his colleague for a criminal, then shocked him with a blast from a Taser gun. The stunned officer fell to the ground and suffered a slight scrape.
Nova Scotia: The Crown is appealing last month’s acquittals of two Halifax police officers accused of assaulting a former exotic dancer and unlawfully using a Taser to subdue her while she was in police custody.
Florida: A detective with the Orange County sheriff's office robbery unit is on paid leave, this after he shot and killed a man while off-duty overnight. It's unclear whether Johnson was armed. The only weapon recovered from the incident was the deputy's Glock .45-caliber handgun. Since the incident, McQuitter has refused to answer investigators' questions.
Utah: The Utah branches of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People this week have called for reviews in the death of a Salt Lake City man after he was repeatedly shocked by police with a Taser.
Utah: A 45-minute SWAT stand off ended this morning after West Jordan and Sandy police officers entered a house and found the man they were attempting to make contact with was dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Chicago: Man charged Thursday evening with multiple offenses, including attempted murder of a police officer, in connection with a shooting that left an officer slightly wounded and resulted in an hours-long standoff.