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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: 12.20.07

Virginia: Officer saved by bullet-resistant vest. The policeman was shot at close range Monday morning but suffered only bruising to his abdomen

New Mexico: Slain officer's mentally ill son attempted to purchase firearms

Florida: 13 deputies disciplined for car chase. Wrecked cruisers and endangered residents lead to 13 suspensions.

Canada: Winnipeg man shot dead after Taser malfunctions

Montana: Shotgun preteen vs. illegal alien home invaders 

Florida: Tear gas used to arrest an armed man who threatened a woman and her baby

Minnesota: Two officers shot after SWAT team raids wrong house. Vang hit two of the officers. Neither was injured. Both were wearing bullet proof vests and helmets.

Related: Minneapolis police apologize for raid that led to gunfire  

Related: A bad address, a shaken family

Kansas:A 49-year-old Lucas man was taken into custody and will receive a mental evaluation after a car chase and standoff Monday that crossed county lines and ended at a feedlot shed in southeast Osborne County.

Illinois: Police shock, shoot knife-wielding man

California: New Palm Springs police dog bites handler

Canada: Two Winnipeg police officers involved in a fatal shooting late Monday in West Broadway used a Taser to try to disarm a man before he was shot, but the device was ineffective, police said.

New Jersey: Police fatally shoot man who opened fire on them in Camden

Oregon: Decorated war veteran accidentally kills wife with pistol

Angola: Two actors were shot dead and another three wounded while filming a crime drama in the Angolan capital Luanda on Monday when police mistook them as armed robbers, their director said.

North Carolina: Officers shoot, kill driver after chase. Police say it's not clear who fired fatal shot; three agencies involved

North Carolina: City denies request for Appointed Sheriff Mackey file. Issue could be heading to court. Mackey, a former Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who was selected by Democratic party leaders to replace Sheriff Jim Pendergraph, resigned from the police department in 2003 while facing possible firing. He was accused of lying about the hours he worked. Mackey has denied any wrongdoing at the police department.

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