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Week 349
September 5, 2007
Suspect is shot after attempting to run down N.Y. officer with car

Nationwide, there has been a surge in reports about LEOs and their cruisers getting rammed by suspects. Watch Video
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Officer Carl Lundin attempted to pull over Amilcar Ramos, 30, and an unidentified passenger for speeding.

The car turned into a driveway, and the patrol car pulled up behind it.

But when the officers got out of the car, Ramos backed the vehicle up and tried to run over Lundin, "nearly pinning him between the patrol car and the suspect's vehicle" ... Full Story

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Avoiding liability for excessive force

Ask a dozen people when "reasonable and necessary force" to effect an arrest or detention becomes "excessive force" and you will likely get a dozen different answers, none of them particularly helpful in measuring the proper amount of force.

This column will help officers measure what force is permissible, and how to better report the use of force so that force investigations and lawsuits can be avoided, or at least made less painful ... Full Story

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Water slide dispute promts Calif. beach brawl

A brawl erupted at San Diego's Pacific Beach, forcing police to don riot gear after a group of partiers refused to comply with police orders. Watch video

Check your tac vest

Taking your vest on and off every day can become routine.

In today's P1 tip, Street Survival seminar instructor Betsy Branter Smith reminds us that taking the time to monitor the fit of your vest can make a major difference in your tactical abilities, and ultimately your safety ... Full Tip

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