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Week 332
May 7, 2007
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"Our cops are ticking time bombs for lack of sleep"
About the time we were transmitting our recent article on the need for on-shift naps, one of the nation's foremost law enforcement risk managers was independently telling a standing-room crowd at a training conference that fatigue is a life-threatening issue for street officers and that approved napping should be considered an on-duty necessity.

Risk and liability specialist Gordon Graham claimed later that fatigue played a significant role in at least 3 officer deaths that he's aware of in recent months — in just one state alone ... Full Story

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LAPD Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, right, watches as Police Chief William Bratton, speaks with journalists on Sunday. (AP Photo/Stefano Paltera, Pool)

LAPD Chief Bratton pulls 60 elite officers off the street

LOS ANGELES — Police Chief William Bratton said Sunday that up to 60 members of an elite squad that swarmed into a park and fired rubber bullets during a May Day immigration rally are no longer on the street.

Bratton said he spent the weekend viewing video of the MacArthur Park incident and he said LAPD failures were widespread with officers from the top on down culpable ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Training Tip:
Concealment alert: Search handhelds

If you find a suspect to be in possession of any electronic devices during an arrest, be aware of this ... Full Tip (Secured- LE only)

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Ga. officer dies in accidental discharge incident
[Boston, GA]

The rise of low-tech terrorism
[Washington, DC]

Teen attacker shot, killed by Dallas transit officer
[Dallas, TX]
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Fla. teen shot in two-county police chase
Teen sideswipes Conn. officer with car

Reserve officer arrested for looting after Kansas tornado
[Greensburg, KS]


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Supreme Court Swayed by In-Car Video
The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a police officer who used deadly force to end a high speed car chase. The Court based its decision in large part to the substantiating evidence provided by the officer's in-car video.

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Press Release:
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Atlanta: 3 officer-involved shootings in one week reviewed
[Atlanta, GA]

"Operation Spring Cleaning" nets dozens in Alaska
[Anchorage, AK]

Police, Feds on lookout for shoplifting gangs
[Passaic County, NJ]

N.C. officers pedal to D.C. for National Peace Officer's Week
[Charlotte, NC]

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