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VIDEO: Officer Shoots into Fleeing Car

Dec 05, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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[Note: These videos are provided here for law enforcement reference viewing only and viewing such videos does not replace personal law enforcement training. Moreover, each live scenario is unique and nothing here should supplement an officer's own cumulative training, experience, and personal judgment responding to such live scenarios.] Chicago police Officer Marco Proano was sentenced to five years in federal prison for a Dec. 2013 shooting. P... Full Article »

Street Survival II: Chapter 13 Excerpt

Nov 27, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today
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“You have to be ready for when the day chooses you!” St. Paul, MN Officer Brian Wanschura One night in California, two officers on stakeout were sitting in their patrol car chatting quietly to while-away the dragging hours. In the darkness, a man silently crept up from behind, leveled a .30 cal. carbine at their back window, and carefully drew a bead on one officer's head. Without a word, he racked a round into the chamber and pulled the ... Full Article »

Street Survival, Now

Nov 27, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today
By: Calibre Press

About the Street Survival Update The primary author of the original Street Survival, Tactics for Armed Encounters, published in 1980, was Chuck Remsberg.  At that time, he had no idea that he was writing perhaps the best selling law enforcement book of all time.  Nor did he have any idea that he was also creating a movement. In the first edition of Street Survival, Chuck brought together stories, tactics, and techniques from officers from all... Full Article »

Street Survival II: Chapter 12 Excerpt

Nov 27, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today
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Q: “In the vast majority of cases, before people attack, what do they do? A: “They tell you.” Calibre Press Street Survival Seminar Human Behavior Specialists If dealing with people is what we law enforcement officers do, then when it comes to that topic we need to become the world’s foremost experts. In our Calibre Press Communication Solutions for 21st Century Policing seminars, one of the first things we do is immediately articu... Full Article »

Street Suvival II: Chapter 1 Excerpt

Nov 27, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today
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“To prepare for what will happen, look to what has happened.”  Gordon Graham History’s Lessons The primary circumstances in which criminals take on officers in gunfights have varied little throughout history. An early example of a police officer being killed in the line of duty was recorded in New York City in 1854. During the incident, a baker interrupted two “juvenile delinquents” burglarizing his establishment. The official rep... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Sheriff in Shootout with Suspect

Nov 14, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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As reported by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette: The Washington County sheriff's office has released dash-cam video that show a shootout with a gunman Sunday. The agency said on Facebook that Sheriff Tim Helder chose to release the footage because bystander video has already been posted online and "because of the great public interest it has generated." The video, viewable above, also includes 911 audio and shots of the bullet holes in Washington... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Tased by Suspect During Scuffle

Nov 13, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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As reported by CourierPress.com:  An Evansville Police Department officer was injured Wednesday morning investigating a suspicious person at a Southeast Side elementary school. The officer received facial injuries after scuffling with a man near Fairlawn Elementary School, 2021 S. Alvord Blvd., according to a news release. The officer was treated and released from a local hospital while the suspect, 22-year-old Logan Stidham, was booked int... Full Article »

VIDEO: Police Shoot Woman Armed with Knife

Nov 13, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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On March 12, 2018 Elgin, Ill., police pulled over 34-yr-old Decynthia Clements. She was armed with a knife and they attempted to talk her out of her car for nearly an hour. Her car caught on fire, which forced officers to move in to pull her out. They had both Tasers and firearms ready if needed. Clements suddenly came out of the burning SUV with a knife clearly in her hand. Officers yelled "Let me see your hands" and "Put the knife down!" She wa... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Domestic Violence Suspect Shoots Self in Front of Police Station

Oct 31, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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The Eastsider Reports: A man accused of domestic violence fatally shot himself in front of the LAPD Rampart police station on Saturday afternoon, police said. The incident happened at about 3 p.m. when the suspect followed his girlfriend to the station in the 1400 block of 6th Street in the Westlake District where she was reporting a domestic violence incident, said Sgt. Rudy Alaniz with the LAPD Rampart Division. The man was waiting outside... Full Article »

VIDEO: San Jose Police Shoot Man with Hachet

Oct 29, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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San Jose, Calif. On Jan. 9, 2018, 27-yr-old Thompson Nguyen drove to the Metcalf Energy Center armed with two hatchets, pipes, knives, nun chucks, a GoPro camera, and a sword. Two veteran San Jose police officers lawfully shot and killed, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. During the confrontation the 27-year-old repeatedly asked officers to shoot him. The officers only fired after their dees... Full Article »

VIDEO: Cuffed Suspect Steals Cruiser

Oct 26, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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The March 30, 2018, incident began after police placed 36-year-old Angie Frost into handcuffs while driving a stolen vehicle, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Police put Frost in the passenger seat of a cruiser, as it did not have a rear cage. While police discussed the case outside, Frost slipped her cuffs inside. As she begins to make noise, one officer asks, “What is she doing?” A second officer responds, “Trying to steal you... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Suspect Pulls Gun on Deputies

Oct 17, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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As reported by ClickOrlando.com:  A man who grabbed a loaded gun during a traffic stop told a deputy that he was "just trying to get away," body camera video provided by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office shows. Deputy Devin LaFoucade pulled the unidentified man over Sunday night. It's unclear what prompted the initial traffic stop. When LaFoucade asks the man to step out of the car, the man admits that he has a bag of marijuana on him,... Full Article »

VIDEO: Man Fatally Shot after Crashing Vehicle, Shooting on Police

Oct 11, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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As reported by the UnionLeader.com: Officials at the Attorney General’s Office have concluded police used reasonable force when they shot and killed a man after a high-speed chase in Rochester this summer. Douglas Heath, 38, was shot up to 15 times after he pulled a stolen semiautomatic pistol on police and began firing the afternoon of Aug. 20. On Thursday afternoon, Senior Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley went through an hour-long... Full Article »

BODYCAM : Seattle Police Respond to a “Swatting” Call, Create PSA

Oct 03, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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As reported by Komonews.com: Seattle police are grappling with a new and potentially dangerous kind of prank called 'swatting.' That's where the prankster calls 9-1-1 on a friend or unsuspecting enemy and reports a fake crime like hostage situations, shootings or other acts of violence. The idea is to scare the intended victim by sending police to their home, sometimes with weapons drawn. A Wichita, Kansas man was killed last year in a 'swattin... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Police Shootout in Baltimore

Oct 03, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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As the Baltimore Sun has reported:  A Baltimore man fired 10 rounds at two city police officers before he was killed in a shootout last month, police said Monday. The Baltimore Police Department unveiled new details surrounding the police-involved shooting Monday afternoon at a news conference, where interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle and police spokesman T.J. Smith showed body-camera footage from the shooting and discussed the officers... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Man Fatally Shot After Pointing Gun at Deputies

Sep 25, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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As reported by www.KDVR.com:  Video released by the Douglas County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office shows a man opening a car door and pointing a handgun at deputies during an Aug. 31 incident. All three deputies on the scene shot and killed the man. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock released the video and images during a news conference on Monday. Spurlock said deputies pulled over the vehicle for a traffic violation on Highway 85 just north ... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Shot During Deadly Shootout with Robbery Suspect

Sep 25, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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As reported by KDVR.com:  DENVER -- A police officer was justified in shooting a man suspected of robbing a Capitol Hill convenience store at gunpoint and will not face charges, the Denver District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. Body camera video of the shooting was released by prosecutors. According to District Attorney Beth McCann's decision letter, an employee ran outside and flagged down two Denver police officers on June 13 when Ca... Full Article »

DASHCAM: LAPD Officer Shot at Traffic Stop

Sep 11, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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KTLA.com reports:  Videos showing the moment a man begins firing at two Los Angeles Police Department officers in North Hills — before he's shot multiple times by one of them — were released by LAPD on Monday after the shooting left him dead and another officer injured. The man seen shooting at officers, 32-year-old Richard Mendoza, was pulled over for an "investigative stop" in the 9400 block of Noble Avenue on the night of July 27, acc... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Man Tased Multiple Times, Dies 3 Days Later

Sep 06, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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The Tulsa World reports:  The Tulsa Police Department on Saturday released body camera footage showing a 25-year-old man being tased by officers last month during an encounter inside a downtown bank. Three days after the altercation, the man died in a local hospital. The video shows Joshua Harvey’s interaction with officers the morning of Aug. 24 at Arvest Bank, 502 S. Main Street. After Harvey apparently broke a glass door and entered the b... Full Article »

BODYCAM: K-9 Nabs Fleeing Suspect

Sep 06, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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FoxNews.com reports:  A Florida K9 officer is being hailed a hero after he helped take down a robbery suspect who fled from a traffic stop by biting him, an incident which was caught on police body camera footage. K9 Shep, of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, was with Deputy Nick Carmack on Tuesday as he tried to stop an allegedly stolen vehicle, Fox 13 reported. Authorities said the driver of the vehicle fled from the officer, turned into ... Full Article »