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Week 340
July 2, 2007
Getting it right: The importance of pre-raid planning

Solid pre-raid planning strategies can help diminish the risk of making location errors and lessen the possibility of facing one of the most troubling errors in police work. (AP)
Hundreds of raids go right every day. A few, however, go wrong.

When a raid goes wrong, the public and put agencies on the defensive, to put it mildly.

Given the potential repercussions of breaking down the wrong door, the most prudent course of action is to do the footwork: proper pre-raid planning ... Full Story

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3 Ohio officers injured in shotgun mishap

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Several police officers in northeast Ohio were injured during a training exercise when an officer fired a shotgun he thought was loaded with blanks.

But the gun was accidentally loaded with birdshot.

A Shaker Heights police officer fired it, and 3 fellow officers got a taste of it ... Full Story

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North Fla. man hits 3 cruisers during pursuit
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Audit: ATF ignored some gun buyer checks
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Standoff with Wash. police ends peacefully after high-speed chase
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"Officer stress detection" reviewed by Fla. agency heads
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Officer Down

Deputy Sheriff Michael Page
Texarkana, Texas

Texas deputy shot,
killed with own gun

End of Watch: June 30, 2007

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