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Mike Williams' Local Cop News: 03.06.08

Florida: A gunman in a jacket and tie wordlessly opened fire inside a Wendy's during the lunchtime rush Monday, killing a paramedic who had gone back to fetch the right toy to go with his child's meal and wounding six others. The 60-year-old shooter then committed suicide.

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D.C.:U.S. Park Police Chief Dwight E. Pettiford yesterday was relieved of his duties while a panel of federal officials convenes to resolve problems within the agency that were identified last month in an inspector general's report, officials said.

Arizona: U.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Corbett testified in his murder trial Tuesday that he shot and killed an illegal entrant last year after he was threatened with a rock, while the two engaged in a hand-to-hand fight

California: SWAT standoff in Claremont ends

Texas: Man shoots, kills self during East Texas traffic stop

Iowa: The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled Shelby County does not have to pay the legal fees of a deputy involved in a fatal shooting. Shelby County Deputy Sheriff Chad Butler shot and killed Dwayne Jens after a high-speed chase in December of 2004

Michigan: Bangor police officer honored for saving 24-year-old woman's life

California: Taser shot cleared in death of driver. A bad heart, meth use and poor choices killed Richard Earl Abston -- not a Taser.

Tennessee: SWAT team members responded to two incidents, moments apart, Saturday afternoon in Chattanooga.  

Vermont: Teen held on bail of $150,000 Police use Taser to subdue suspect. A teenager was jailed Friday after what police describe as a drug-induced frenzy Thursday in which he allegedly attempted to cut a man's throat, causing injury to two people.

Ohio: Black leaders expressed doubts Saturday about a special prosecutor’s ability to look at a recent police shooting case with an objective eye and criticized a column written by Mayor David Berger two weeks ago.

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