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Week 362
December 3, 2007
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Protecting citizens from killers takes bravery, aggression and speed

Today, many police personnel are being trained to respond to active killings by following very controlled, methodical and well-choreographed tactical procedures.

In an earlier and less complicated era of policing, stopping killers was a freestyle event where officers protected the public by relying on the raw basics: bravery, aggression and speed ... Full Story
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Fla. officer fired for excessive
force during DUI arrest

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Officer David Coffey was fired following a 7-month internal investigation for using excessive force on a handcuffed prisoner after a DUI arrest.

Coffey had received at least three awards during his time at the police department.

"Excluding this incident, he did a good job from what I can see ... He was productive and had a lot of initiative"... Full Story

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Approaching and waking
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