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BODYCAM: Officer Attacked with Rifle at Traffic Stop

May 24, 2017 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy from Colorado reacted in an almost undetectable split second when Deyon Marcus Rivas-Maestas, 25, suddenly emerged from what Deputy Brad Proux thought was a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. The motorist had a rifle in his hands and attempted to strike the officer as he alighted from his SUV. Deputy Proux, a six-year veteran, shot Rivas-Maestas once in the arm and held him on the ground until back-up... Full Article »

VIDEO: Officer Shoots, Kills Man in Midst of Decapitation

May 21, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From Lufkin Daily News:  A Lufkin Police officer has been no-billed in the March shooting death of an aggravated assault suspect. The incident involving six-year officer Blake Witherspoon was presented to an Angelina County grand jury Tuesday, resulting in a no-bill, according to a Lufkin Police Department press release. A “no-bill” means the grand jury concluded that Witherspoon acted appropriately and that they saw no grounds to indi... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Officer Extracts Man Who Claims Excessive Force

May 15, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From CBS Pittsburgh: The Beaver Countian gave KDKA’s Amy Wadas the dash cam video from the incident which took place in August of last year.  In the video, James Cicco, 34, is visibly getting attacked by a K-9 with Beaver Police (Pa.) Department.  During the traffic stop, you can see Beaver Patrolman Jeffrey Wijnen-Riems walk over to Cicco’s car, open the door and attempt to pull him out. “The video does depict Mr. Cicco getting out... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Tases Man Who Rammed Cruiser

May 10, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From  A man in Pasco County, Fla., wearing nothing but boxer shorts was arrested on Tuesday after a bizarre encounter with a Pasco deputy that was caught on tape. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said the man, Joseph Pemberton, 41, had just been released from the hospital, but they would not provide any further details. According to the sheriff’s office, Sgt. M. Rosenbloom was driving north on Handcart Road, when he ca... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Police Nudge of Motorcyclist Ends Badly

Apr 26, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From A Berkeley County, S.C., deputy involved in a fatal motorcycle crash this month in Summerville is so far not facing charges in the incident. Robert Lee Clark Jr., 30, of Goose Creek, died after his Harley Davidson collided with the deputy's SUV on Main Street, near Richardson Avenue, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the lead agency investigating the fatality. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is also c... Full Article »

WINx: The Critical Importance of Respect & Community

Apr 20, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training & Video

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DASHCAM: Textbook Kick-Trip

Apr 20, 2017 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

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VIDEO: Officers Fired After Video Shows Kicking Downed Man

Apr 17, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:  Two white Gwinnett County police officers fired for punching and stomping a black motorist following a traffic stop had a run-in with the same man last summer, records reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show. The records paint a more complex portrait of the brutal interaction between the three men, which was captured Wednesday on separate cell phone videos that have been viewed tens ... Full Article »

VIDEO: Lubbock Police Fire on Fleeing Vehicle

Apr 11, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Training & Video
By Calibre Press

From 32-year-old Carlos Martinez is now in custody, facing three charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer, after police say he hit three LPD officers with his vehicle. The incident started at the Del Estrado Apartments in the 3200 block of 62nd Street around 1:15 p.m. Thursday. Officials tell us Martinez was evicted from his apartment Wednesday and was picking up his belongings when he got into an argument with another ... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Good Samaritans Help Trooper in Fight

Mar 28, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

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
By Calibre Press

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 »

DASHCAM: Fatal OIS of Man in Van with Family

Mar 17, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

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 »

Disingenuous Hypocrites Run the Joint

Mar 15, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Video
By Jim Glennon

I’m not going to mention his name because the only reason, I believe, this guy put together a new documentary on the Michael Brown shooting is to get attention. He is most probably, in my opinion, a bottomless pit of festering narcissism. The point he is trying to make apparently is that Michael Brown traded marijuana for cigarillos with a nightshift clerk. He left the cigarillos in the store and then came back in the daytime for them. The day... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Officer Shoots Man Holding Wallet

Mar 14, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

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 »

WINx: Communication Builds Relationships

Mar 13, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training & Video

In this powerful WINx video, Scott Erickson explains that there's one way to build standing in a community: communication. Here's how.... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Shoot Man Thought to be Armed

Mar 09, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Patrol & Video
By Calibre Press

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
By Calibre Press

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 »

WINx: Restoring Communities to Sacred Ground

Mar 06, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training & Video

In this powerful talk from WINx Chicago 2016 Colonel Richard Coleman (ret.) USMC shares his experience of how the Marine Corp regained its status as an elite service. Col. Coleman draws many parallels between the Marine Corp experience and the struggles currently facing the law enforcement profession.... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Shoots Man Hiding Behind Mattress

Mar 03, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

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 »

WINx: Act Like a Cop

Mar 01, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Patrol & Training & Video

In this awesome talk from WINx Chicago 2016 Chelley Seibert shares ideas on how to spare your ego. Instead put a character in your place, remembering that the most important role we all play is “The Best Cop We Can Be” in every scene.... Full Article »

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