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Picking Your Stops (and Keeping Them Stopped)  

October 10, 2008

Some cops are in such a rush to get a car stopped that they'll let the driver they're attempting to detain dictate where the traffic stop will take place. Worse, they'll allow suspects to choreograph what happens once the cars have stopped.

Electrocution Hazard  

September 26, 2008

One officer died after jumping into electrically charged water in response to cries for help from a man he thought was drowning. In trying to save the man’s life, he shared his fate.

Expensive Mistakes  

September 12, 2008

Short-cutting logistics, precipitous actions, inconsistent reportage, shaky testimonies, poor evidence gathering, and lack of control. These problems and others ultimately dovetailed into an at least $24-million settlement (including attorneys’ fees) against Los Angeles County.

 

Making Death Notifications  

September 5, 2008

Some may collapse emotionally, even become assaultive to you; others may appear apathetic, even relieved.

Protect Yourself from Blood Borne Diseases  

August 8, 2008

Chandler succumbed to Hepatitis C that he contracted 18 years earlier when he was pricked by a hypodermic syringe while searching a vehicle for narcotics.

Don't Let The Little Head Think for You  

August 1, 2008
Sadly, I’ve seen the pursuit of casual sex get more cops in trouble than perhaps anything else. It’s not just the cops’ fault either. It takes two to tango, after all. But it is the cop who most frequently has something to lose in the equation, and often does.

Talking 'Em Up to Take 'Em In  

July 18, 2008

It might not be dialogues with Plato, but sometimes striking up a conversation with strangers can offer up all forms of enlightenment.

Rent-a-Cops, Wannabes, and Scabs—Oh, My!  

July 11, 2008
You'd think that as people engaged in a profession that is no less broadstroked by the public, cops would have more empathy for security guards.

Sometimes, the Pain Comes Later  

July 7, 2008

In conducting interviews with the officers profiled in my Shots Fired columns, I was surprised at how many either didn't know that they'd been injured, or if they knew they'd been injured didn't know where their injuries were located or their severity. 

First Impressions  

June 27, 2008

That a stranger would go so far out of his way to offer words of comfort and counsel instead of chastisement and condemnation left each child wanting to do the same as police officers themselves.

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