Local Cop News: April 6, 2008

Los Angeles: SWAT: just the facts. Changes to how the unit's officers are selected will toughen the elite team.

North Carolina: Owners face animal cruelty charges for malnourished pit bulls. Found during a drug investigation, most dogs were used for . Illegal fighting. Many dogs with severe injuries are having to be put down.

North Carolina: City neighborhood slated to get police surveillance cameras to deter crime

Canada: Medical team to support Fredericton police

Florida: Boca cops Taser millionaire developer

Kentucky: A sheriff accused of threatening a man with a Taser is disputing allegations that began over a parking spot.

California: Local SWAT teams conduct exercise at Onizuka AFS

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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