Local Cop News: April 4, 2008

California:  Inmate dies after being stunned with Taser

Colorado: Target Practice Racism and Police Shootings Are No Game. Are Denver cops trigger-happy for minorities? A video game might hold the answer.

California: LAPD a big step closer to cameras in patrol cars. The City Council approves a contract with IBM for $5 million, enough money to put the devices in about 300 cars in the department's South Bureau. 

CaliforniaSuspect is shot, killed after he reportedly fired on police

Texas: A 16-year-old boy who was Tasered by a Hays sheriff’s deputy on Monday will be charged with criminal mischief and assault on a peace officer, authorities said.

Connecticut: Student Used Homemade Taser In School. Clinton Student Taken Into Police Custody

Virginia: The attorney for a Crozet man shot Friday during a pre-dawn raid as police served a warrant on a suspect in the Interstate 64 shootings said his client suffered gunshot wounds to both arms and his chest.

New Jersey: A tactical exercise to simulate an attack against Ocean Township High School will be held during school hours today, in which a number of emergency services are involved.

New Jersey: Local team prepares to defend world SWAT title

Oklahoma: Police S.W.A.T. Competition

Florida: Eighth Police Shooting This Year; Woman Suspect Fatally Shot

California: Suspect dead, Glendale officer OK after shooting 

Texas: The Round Rock Police Department and Texas Rangers are investigating an incident in which three Round Rock officers shot a man after he assaulted and injured an officer, and had gained control of the officer’s baton.

About the author

Mike Williams is the Assistant Chief of the Chattanooga TN police department and a 33 year law enforcement veteran. He was a SWAT officer for more than 25 years and teaches Tactical Team Commanders Courses for Team One Network www.teamonenetwork.com  Asst. Chief Williams is a member of the IALEFI Board of Directors (www.ialefi.com ) and is chairman of the editorial committee. He also produces the daily Police Related News electronic newsletter which goes out to over 2,000 police officers in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa on a daily basis and the weekly IALEFI newsletter.

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