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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: October 16, 2007


Philadelphia: Columbine style shooting plan foiled. THE PARENTS of a 14-year boy in an upscale Montgomery County suburb seemed to have a bizarre goal: To purchase some kind of firearm for their teenage son.

Texas: Escalating brutality: Cop slayings on the rise. Phenomenon described as emerging 'hunter' mentality among criminals.

Arizona: Officer shot, shielded by vest

Washington: Boy, 13, shot after officer mistakes cell for weapon.

Michigan: Deputies were crediting the use of a Taser on Wednesday night with not only making an arrest but perhaps helping to spare the life of a teenager armed with a BB handgun

Georgia: SWAT team trains using bean bags as ammunition.

Louisiana: Six members of the Special Weapons and Tactical element of the Baton Rouge Police Department’s Special Response Team recently won the “Super SWAT” title during a competition sponsored by the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association, according to a press release from the Baton Rouge Police.

California: Fremont SWAT team proves its worth.

Wisconsin: Police Taser 7 point buck that crashes in to fitness center.

Alabama: Police officer kills man who tackled him.

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