Weekly Briefing: February 16, 2015

By Calibre Press  |   Feb 16, 2015


Great News!  We have not lost any officers in February.  This is the longest stretch in nearly 120 years without a LODD from gunfire.

Officer Involved Shooting in Pasco, WA

Police say the man assaulted two officers, refused to comply and withstood a shock from a stun gun. Police say officers were forced to fire when they were threatened.

Three Officers have been placed on leave during the police department’s investigation.

This shooting has been protested by members of the community.

Terror in Copenhagen:

The suspect was killed in a gunbattle with a SWAT team early Sunday. He had opened fire Saturday at a cultural center hosting a seminar on free speech with an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad and then later at security forces outside a synagogue, police said.

A Danish filmmaker was killed in the first attack. Nine hours later, a security guard protecting a bat mitzvah near a synagogue was slain. Five police officers were wounded in the shootings.

The gunman is pictured here:

Officer Indicted:

A 20-year veteran of the state police faces 10 years in prison for shooting and killing a rookie trooper during a training session.

Polk County Responds to Video Alleging Police Misconduct:

Polk County deputies said the cell phone video posted by Christopher Hill only tells half the story.  The video lasts for about 5 minutes of a 28 minute stop.

Christopher Hill claims the deputy found nothing.  He actually found drugs during the vehicle search.  The man was issued a warning at the time.  Charges have now been filed against Hill for the drugs found during the search.

Officer Charged with Assault:

Madison, AL officer charged with third-degree assault.

Police Stop Mass Shooting Plot:

Police acted quickly after receiving information on a tip line.  This plot had the potential to cause significant casualties and injury to citizens.

Two people have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.  A third person linked to the plot was found dead.

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