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Week 339
June 25, 2007
How & when in-car video can help officers in court
Many law enforcement squad cars have video cameras which produce audio and visual recording of stops made by an officer. These videotapes have made their way into the field and are now making their way into the courts.

Yet these technological advances are creating new challenges for the courts and law enforcement agencies alike ... Full Story

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This collection of fake guns, owned by a teenager, looks remarkably realistic. When faced with someone wielding something looking like this, officers may be unable to determine their level of lethality. (AP Photo)
Youth brandishing toy gun
fatally shot by Ark. officer

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A 12-year-old boy who was carrying a toy gun was shot to death Friday evening by a West Memphis police officer, who apparently thought the gun was real.

Officers were on surveillance at an apartment building near a hotel about 10 p.m. when the boy appeared.

"The child had a toy pistol that looked identical to a real weapon" ... Full Story

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Prison inmate fatally
shoots Utah corrections officer

End of Watch: June 25, 2007

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Police cameras helped in arrest of Chicago gang members
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