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Week 330
April 27, 2007
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Editor's Note: We're excited to announce that all confirmed PoliceOne members now have the ability to quickly and easily comment on articles posted on the site. At the bottom of each article you will see a new "Member Comments" heading under which you can read other members' postings and share your own after entering your username and password. These comments, which are great for sharing your opinions, insights and in some cases even training tips, are for law enforcement-viewing only.

As an example, take a look at the member comments added to the recent P1 tip on Getting into a malfunctioning shotgun rack

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An Atlanta police cruiser parked in front of the home of 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston which is surrounded by police tape, Nov. 22, 2006 in Atlanta. Two narcotics officers pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges, Thursday. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

2 officers plead guilty in Ga. drug raid death of elderly woman

ATLANTA — Two police officers pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and other charges in the shooting death of a 92-year-old woman during a botched drug raid at her home last fall.

Officer J.R. Smith, who also agreed to resign from the police department, told a state judge that he regretted what had happened.

"I'm sorry," the 35-year-old said, his voice barely audible ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Training Tip:
Getting the most use out of departmental equipment

In this week's PoliceOne Video Tip, Training Officer Gary Monreal from New Berlin (WI) PD shares a way for agencies to ensure that protective equipment that's being replaced — things like ballistic shields for SWAT teams — continues to protect officers in the field... Full Tip (Secure- law enforcement only)

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DHS Releases Guidelines for 2007 Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP)

Maryland officer dies of injuries sustained during pursuit
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N.Y. death penalty bill pushed in wake of trooper shootings
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Sex offender fatally shoots self during Houston stand-off
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Agents seize arsenal of weapons in Ala., 6 arrested
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Texas deputy shoots man at complex
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Off-duty officer with gun causes lockdown on Iowa campus
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Friendly fire apparently killed N.Y trooper, police say
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