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Week 429
March 20, 2009

Editor's Note:

The paradox of police work comes to light in today’s featured news from the Times-Picayune, which reads in part: “Pull the trigger, and face the repercussions: the internal investigation, the cloud of scrutiny, the second-guessing. Don’t pull the trigger — and face similar repercussions.”

We have no way of knowing — and make no judgment whatsoever — about what was in the minds of the officers described in this news article, but it serves as an excellent opportunity to initiate a meaningful discussion about what is courageous, cowardly, or reckless. Have you been involved in, or known of, similar situations? How should they be handled? We encourage you to post your comments below the article or e-mail us your stories.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

Featured News
NOPD officer fired after failing to shoot at gunman

A split-second decision can get a cop killed or make him kill; disgrace her or make her a hero; fill him with pride or doubt. After one officer decided against shooting a suspect, he was fired for neglect. (AP Photo)

NEW ORLEANS — Patrolling Algiers one August night, New Orleans police officer Stephen Neveaux and his partner hear a series of explosions. He drives toward the noise. Soon, they see a man standing about 50 feet away in the street, pointing a gun.

Pop, pop.

Neveaux, a 26-year-old officer with less than four years' experience, hesitates. A shooting — the first he's ever witnessed — unfolds right in front of him, but in his mind, it all seems surreal ... Full Story
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Countering terrorist teams, part 3: The second wave response
In the first two parts of this series, we discussed the new type of threat posed by multiple teams of terrorists attacking a city with small arms (automatic rifles and grenades). A response tactic was also proposed, that being an infantry-style variation of a Rapid Deployment team. So, beyond the team tactics outlined, what can we do to help our Rapid Deployment teams be more successful? ... Full Column
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News and Announcements
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Video of Conn. officer beating suspect released
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Mo. inmate overpowers officer, escapes from hospital
[St. Charles, MO]

Ohio officers help save mother and children from fire
[Columbus, OH]

Atty. Gen. announces major shift in drug enforcement policy
[Washington, DC]

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News and Announcements
Wendy's worker puts pubic hair in deputy's food
[Moundsville, WV]

Suspects leave trail of cash during bizarre chase
[San Diego, CA]

Mexican cartel leader nabbed in cross-border crackdown
[Mexico City, Mexico]

Police problems, economic woes mount in Oakland
[Oakland, CA]
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