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Dear PoliceOne Member,

If in the last PoliceOne newsletter you found that the feature article by columnist Greg Meyer titled, “Use of force caught on tape: What's next?” linked to an earlier column by Greg, you can read it here. Sorry for the inconvenience. Enjoy the article.

Scott Buhrmaster , Managing Editor    

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Police gather outside the Aurora, Ill. Provina Mercy Medical Center, where a male patient had been holed up with a small handgun inside the hospital on Saturday. The patient, who asked officers to shoot him during a 4 1/2 hour standoff, was killed by police gunfire, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey) . . .Full Story

Armed hospital patient asking police to shoot him is killed

AURORA, IL -- An armed hospital patient who asked officers to shoot him during a standoff was killed by police gunfire, authorities said Sunday.

Johnnie Russell, 58, of Aurora was found dead on the floor of his room at Provena Mercy Medical Center after a 4 1/2 hour standoff with police Saturday.

Russell was fatally wounded when he opened his hospital room door at about 1 p.m. and raised a loaded, two-shot Derringer handgun in a threatening manner toward police, ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Training Tip:
Traffic stop back-up reminder
Today's P-1 tactical tip serves as a basic but tactically critical reminder of lighting considerations for back-up units on nighttime stops ... Full Tip (Secure- law enforcement only)

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