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Week 353
October 4, 2007
Editor's Note: PoliceOne is excited to announce the official launch of the first online video community site for law enforcement: www.BLUtube.com.

BLUtube gives you the ability to watch and upload an unlimited number of law enforcement-related videos, as well as interact with other users – all in a secure environment. You can also create video playlists, subscribe to other members' content, rate videos and much more.

As a verified PoliceOne member, you are automatically registered for BLUtube and can begin accessing member-only features immediately.

Check out BLUtube and start uploading your videos now.

— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor

'I'm doing great,' says Pa. officer who was shot in face

A Philadelphia police officer is seen at a crime scene where rookie officer Richard Decoatsworth was shot in the face with a shotgun Sept. 24. (AP Photo)
PHILADELPHIA — Police Officer Richard Decoatsworth, who took a shotgun blast in the face last week, left the hospital yesterday with bandages on his neck and chin, declaring that the injuries looked worse than they were and that he was "doing great."

Surrounded by police and relatives, Decoatsworth, 21, walked out of the hospital to a police cruiser for a ride home.

"I'm doing great," he said. "I would go back tomorrow if I could" ... Full Story

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Proper techniques for witnessing a confession         
No investigator wants to have his testimony questioned because it is his word against the defendant’s. It is precisely for this reason that the investigator needs to have a witness verify that the investigator’s testimony is accurate.

While it sounds like a simple concept, there are important considerations and procedures to follow when having a confession witnessed ... Full Story

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A cell phone with GPS helps police nab robbers

Two suspects robbed a man of his wallet, car and cell phone. San Antonio police were able to track down and arrest the robbers through the GPS in the cell phone. Watch video
Staying focused during a routine shift

Officers may not like to admit it, but there are plenty of mundane times on patrol. It is easy to slip into complacency, particularly when patrolling the same areas with little or no activity.

In today's tip a P1 member reminds his fellow officers to not fall into this potentially deadly malaise. He also offers a mental training solution to keep officers prepared to respond when a dangerous situation occurs ... Full Tip

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News and Announcements
Press Release:
Tactical Eye Protection: Set Your Sights on 5.11’s New Hawk Sunglasses
[5.11 Tactical]

Calif. chase ends in crash for car thief
[Upland, CA]

Man arrested in connection with murder of Mass. officer
[Boston, MA]

Suspect hitting Fla. deputy with car shows danger of undercover work
[Greenacres, FL]

Report: L.A. deputies held arrest contests
[Los Angeles, CA]
Officer Down

Deputy Constable
Jason Norling
Harris County, Texas

Texas motorcycle officer fatally struck by SUV

End of Watch: October 1, 2007

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News and Announcements

Press Release:
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Pittsburgh officer almost reprimanded for complaining about mayor
[Pittsburgh, PA]

Chicago officers may be tracked by GPS
[Chicago, IL]

Police helicopters become increasingly commonplace
[Phoenix, AZ]

W.Va. man flees police on lawnmower
[Martinsburg, WV]

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