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Week 339
June 29, 2007

A Mercedes is loaded onto a truck in central London after police found it packed with gas containers and a large number of nails. Officials see this explosive combination as similar to that used by insurgents in Iraq.(AP Photo) Watch video
London police foil major terror plot

LONDON — Police thwarted a devastating terrorist plot on Friday, discovering two Mercedes loaded with nails packed around canisters of propane and gasoline set to detonate and kill possibly hundreds in London's crowded theater and nightclub district.

The plot raised the specter of the attacks in July 2005 when the London Underground and an iconic double-decker bus were targeted by a group of terrorists who killed 52 people. ... Full Story

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What promotes peak performance in lethal-force conflicts?
In Part 1 of this series we reported results of an important new study about LEOs and the use of deadly force in a study by Dr. Darrell Ross.

The cops in Ross' study compiled an enviable record. While suspects were killed in 97% of these controversial confrontations, all the involved officers survived.

Despite being under extraordinary stress in complex circumstances, the officers' decision-making and physical responses were expert enough not only to save their lives, but to successfully withstand legal challenges as well ... Full Story

Florida officer proves that trusting your
own instincts is one of the keys to officer survival

On June 21, 2007 25-year-old Detective Jeff Bates, a five year veteran of the Broward County, FL Sheriff's Office was on patrol in an unmarked car when he saw William Sherman, age 46, walking down the street.

Detective Bates, a member of BSO's Selective Enforcement Team, was wearing black pants and a shirt emblazoned with the word "SHERIFF" on it. He observed Sherman, whom he thought looked "suspicious," as he walked down the street, and decided to exit his vehicle and speak with him ... Full Story

PoliceOne Training Tip
Tactical response to an unknown subject at a robbery scene

What’s the appropriate tactical response when, during a response to a convenience store robbery, someone blasts out of the door, claims he's a cop and starts heading around to the side of the building as though chasing a suspect? In this week's PoliceOne Video Tip, provided by the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), we explore the answer and share reminders of the importance of keeping your tactical priorities straight in a situation like this ... Full Tip

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Man shoots at New Orleans officer
[New Orleans, LA]

Mass. officers wrestle gun from man at police station
[Dalton, MA]

Va. man with gun surrenders after hours-long standoff
[Norfolk, VA]

LAPD instructor shoots colleague during training exercise
[Los Angeles, CA]

Officer Down

Deputy Sheriff Charles Cook
St. Joseph, Missouri

Mo. deputy dies
5 days after car crash

End of Watch: June 29, 2007

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Suspect eludes CHP after high-speed chase
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K.C. airport officers save traveler's life
[Kansas City, MO]

NYPD manpower at 'crisis proportions'
[New York, NY]

Ariz. cops hot dog it, chase Weinermobile
[Tuscon, AZ]

PoliceOne Member Comment of the Week

"I have found that people magically speak English if they are put in handcuffs. Granted, you have to have a reason to place them in cuffs."

Posted in response to a tip about breaking the language barrier

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