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DASHCAM: Good Samaritans Help Trooper in Fight

Mar 28, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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An Indiana teen will stand trial in May for his role in the Feb. 20 assault on a Michigan State Police trooper on the U.S. 31 freeway in Niles Township. The preliminary hearing for Travis Tyler Wise, 19, of Middlebury, was Tuesday in Berrien County Trial Court a week after Wise’s brother, Michael Scott Barber, 21, of Mishawaka, was bound over for trial on seven charges from the same incident. Barber is on parole from a 2013 home invasi... Full Article »

VIDEO: Private Investigator Captures Double Homicide

Mar 28, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From A private investigator who happened to be in a Newport News, Va., neighborhood in an unrelated matter found himself in front of what would become a double homicide back on January 14, 2016. He started recording after a car crash. The video, along with police body camera video and an audio recording of the 911, call were recently used for trial and are now public record. All combined together, they give the first real ... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Wash. Officer Shoots Stabber

Mar 21, 2017 in Leadership & Training
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From The suspect in a stabbing who was fatally shot by a Bellingham police officer was identified Thursday as Manuel Gonzalez, 28. Police said that Gonzalez stabbed and wounded a 20-year-old man in the neck during an altercation in the 100 block of E. Holly Street on Sunday and then fled on foot. Witnesses chased him and caught up to him in the 1400 block of Railroad Avenue, police said. Police said that officer Jeremiah Lela... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Fatal OIS of Man in Van with Family

Mar 17, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From A Lorain, Ohio, man with a woman and three children in his van was shot and killed by police after a pursuit along Interstate 71 in Medina County early Tuesday. Roy Evans Jr.’s identity was confirmed Tuesday evening by Medina County Coroner Dr. Lisa Deranek after a Strongsville police officer shot and killed Evans. The early morning pursuit resulted in part of I-71 southbound being closed for several hours. Stro... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Officer Shoots Man Holding Wallet

Mar 14, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From  A little more than three years later, the dashcam video of Airman Michael Edwards being shot by Opelika, Ala., police officer Phillip Hancock on Interstate 85 has now been released to the public. A call came into the Opelika Police Department on the night of March 6, 2014 about an erratic driver on Interstate 85. Officer Phillip Hancock responded to the call. Davidson got into a minor accident with a tractor trailer where D... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Shoot Man Thought to be Armed

Mar 09, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Patrol & Video
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From  The Bryan (Texas) Police Department released body camera video Wednesday, showing what Officer Steven Laughlin saw when he shot an unarmed man on February 13th. Officer Laughlin was called to Mallard Drive for a disturbance. The video shows Calvin Baker shielding the right side of his body. Officer Laughlin then asks him to show his right hand and Baker refuses. Police said the refusal led the officer to believe that Baker had ... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Dragged by Van; Van Flipped

Mar 07, 2017 in Driving & Roadway & Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From  A Brooklyn (Ohio) police officer involved in a February pursuit that began when a suspect dragged an officer with his car did not get approval from a supervisor to ram the fleeing minivan with his cruiser, according to police reports and the department's chief. A review of the department's pursuit policy obtained by says that while officers are not required to notify supervisors that they intend to cha... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Shoots Man Hiding Behind Mattress

Mar 03, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From the  Three Louisville Metro Police officers have been named as those involved in Wednesday's shooting of 38-year-old Bruce Warrick in an abandoned Russell neighborhood home. Warrick remains in critical condition after he was shot in the abdomen in the 2600 block of Magazine Street. He underwent surgery Thursday to remove organs and is on a ventilator in the intensive care unit of University of Louisville Hospit... Full Article »

BODYCAM: D.C. Metro Officers Save Man from Burning Car

Feb 23, 2017 in Driving & Roadway & Law Enforcement Today & Training & Video
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From Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC body-cam video as officers rescue a man from a burning car after a crash in the 1500 block of Bladensburg Road, NE on the night of February 20, 2017.... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Fatal N.M. Shootout

Feb 23, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Video
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From Roswell police are still trying to put the pieces of last week’s officer involved shooting together. They have found the suspect was not as clean as New Mexico court records indicate. Officers started talking to 30-year-old Shayne Romero after they saw him returning to a stolen car at a Motel 6. Romero then took off and started shooting at them. An officer shot back, hitting Romero twice. Romero ended up shooting and... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Florida Officer Indicted After Shooting into Car

Feb 21, 2017 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
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From  An Oviedo police officer has been charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle and two counts of aggravated battery after firing his gun at a suspect revving his engine at him in September, according to the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office. Matthew Danler, 37, was responding to a call for help in the 900 block of Sharon Court on Sept. 1 when he and other officers approached a vehicle. The driver revved hi... Full Article »

VIDEO: Armed Gun Rights Activists Enter Police Station

Feb 08, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From Two armed men wearing tactical vests were arrested Sunday after they walked into the Dearborn, Mich., police station. Police said their response when they saw the heavily armed men walking into the police station was to protect themselves. The stunt was recorded on cellphones and Go Pro camera by three men. Two of the men, who said they performed the act after an illegal traffic stop, were arrested. Police received a ca... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Pulls Unconscious Man from Car before Explosion

Feb 08, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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These Norton, Ohio, officers pulled an unconscious man just before his car exploded on Sunday night.... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Police Officer & EMT Confrontation in Ohio

Feb 03, 2017 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
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From  A bar fight in Downtown Portsmouth, Ohio Saturday night lead to a confrontation between a Portsmouth police officers and a member of a Life Medical Response ambulance crew that was caught, in part, on video. The portion of the dispute it does captures appears to show the officer with his hand at the EMS worker’s neck with the man’s back pushed up against a police cruiser. The Portsmouth police chief tells WSAZ-TV ... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Wild Shootout in Chicago

Jan 30, 2017 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From The Independent Police Review Authority, in an effort to be more transparent, released video of another police-involved shooting on Friday. This police-involved shooting happened Thanksgiving weekend after a man was accused of shooting his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach. Police were trying to locate 33-year-old Richard Grimes after they say he shot his girlfriend, and during the pursuit is when officers say he fired ... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Police Respond to Possible Active Shooter

Jan 27, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From  A man holding a child threatened to shoot nursing center employees Tuesday and led responding officers on a foot chase through the building, Covington (Ky.) Police said. Luke Gamble, 22, of Covington made the threats following a domestic dispute with an employee of Providence Pavilion, a nursing community located on East 20th Street, police said. Officials said Gamble became agitated after his domestic partner refuse... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Deputy Tackles Suicidal Man with Rifle

Jan 24, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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A Walton County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Office lieutenant took matters into his own hands, subduing a suicidal man armed with a rifle in an incident caught on dashcam video. Lt. Hess spoke to FOX 5 News Thursday about the incident. “It became plainly obvious after a few seconds what he was wanting,” said Lt. Hess. “Suicide by cop at that point in time.” Lt. Hess said he was trying to avoid bloodshed. He said he didn’t shoot because h... Full Article »

Calibre Press: Setting the Record Straight

Jan 17, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today
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Calibre Press is a 37-year-old training company with an impeccable reputation in law enforcement and criminal justice circles. Calibre Press was acquired by Jim Glennon and Lisa Gitchell in 2012, and Glennon, a career officer with a stellar and storied career, immediately went about revamping and revitalizing the company. "Calibre Press is one of the most highly respected police training entities in the country," says Kenyen R. Brown, U.S. At... Full Article »

VIDEO: 3 Mass. Officers Fired for Use of Force

Jan 17, 2017 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Video
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Three Agawam, Mass., police officers were fired last year by the city’s mayor after an excessive force complaint was filed. The incident involved an intoxicated and combative prisoner who resisted booking procedures and actively assaulted the officers. City officials reviewed video footage of the incident and the mayor disagreed with the police officers' actions and fired them. This week however, the Hampden County District Attorney, announc... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Deputy Under Fire During Wellness Check

Jan 17, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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From the Ledger-Enquirer:  Matthew Edmondson is accused of shooting Deputy Michael Hockett, who was shot just before noon after he went to the residence to check on a person. He was transported to West Georgia Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Edmondson was charged with one count each of criminal attempt murder, aggravated assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during t... Full Article »