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Florida Officer's Drive-by Tasering Results In Man's Death

October 5, 2009
The Pensacola (Fla.) Police Department is reviewing its policy on the use of less-lethal force, after an officer used a stun gun from his moving patrol car, PNJ.com reports.

FBI Probes Excessive Force Allegations of Burbank PD

October 2, 2009
Issues relate to "use of force, defensive tactics, Tasers, pepper spray, or the rules and ramifications pertaining to the use of excessive force or a violation of civil/constitutional rights," according to the Los Angeles Times.

San Antonio Officer Named 2009 Police Officer of the Year

October 1, 2009
Officer Pedro Garcia saved the life of one critically wounded officer and helped rescue another in a shootout in the city's South Side last September.

Six of 10 LE Agencies Require Body Armor

September 30, 2009
Nearly all law enforcement agencies report that they provide body armor to their officers, but only 59 percent of the agencies require their officers to wear body armor at least some of the time, according to a new report announced by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).
U.S. law enforcement officers discuss bomb neutralization techniques with an Israeli colleague.

Safe City Conference Invites American Officers to Israel

September 29, 2009
Most officers who go to Israel for security training are sent by large agencies through official exchange programs, but now a new law enforcement training conference is inviting any American officer to Israel to learn new techniques and tactics for countering terror attacks and street crime.

Kansas Deputy Dies After Exchanging Gunfire With Suspect

September 29, 2009
Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy Brian S. Etheridge has died as a result of injuries he sustained from a gunshot wound while pursuing a suspect Monday near Wichita, Kan., KansasCity.com reports.

Mayor Who Banned Police Vehicle And Foot Pursuits Reverses Herself

September 28, 2009
A small-town South Carolina mayor who told police they couldn't chase suspects on foot or driving a patrol vehicle has changed her mind, WTKR-TV reports.

Bull Run: 1,400-Pound Steer Drags Officers Down N.J. Street

September 28, 2009
A 1,400-pound bull dragged officers who were attempting to return it to a slaughterhouse down the street during a 10-block run, before the animal was captured and returned, MyFoxNJ reports.

Man Killed By Dallas Officer Was Holding Cellphone

September 28, 2009
A Dallas police officer shot and killed a man who was pointing a black object at him that turned out to be a cell phone, the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Protesters, Police Clash at Pittsburgh G-20 Summit

September 24, 2009
Police threw canisters of pepper spray and smoke at anarchists protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after the marchers responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks.
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