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How Austin Police Ended the Serial Bomber's Terror

March 21, 2018
"We had multiple officers from both the police department and our federal partners that took up positions around the hotel awaiting the arrival of tactical teams," Manley said. "We wanted to have ballistic vehicles here so we could attempt to take the suspect into custody."

Miami Police will Post Counter-Sniper Officers to Watch Over Music Festival

March 21, 2018
Colina said with the recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the mass shooting in Las Vegas last year, officers will be positioned on elevated observation points so that every vantage point of the festival is in the line of sight of law enforcement.

SWAT Trained SRO Fired On Maryland School Shooter, Stopped Attack

March 20, 2018
A school resource officer, Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, then faced off with the shooter, the sheriff said. The deputy and the gunman each fired one shot simultaneously. Cameron said the gunman later died from his wounds. He said that the investigation would determine whether the round the officer fired hit the shooter.

Kansas Billboards Call for Charges Against Officer Who Killed Man After Swatting Call

March 19, 2018
In December, a Wichita police officer fatally shot Andy Finch after a fake emergency call directed law enforcement to the 28-year-old victim’s home. A man in California has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter, but the family of the man who was killed and community activists have repeatedly called for the officer who killed Finch to come under greater scrutiny.
<p>Terre Haute (IN) Police believe a murder suspect left a house during a standoff and went shopping at this Walmart. He was later killed by state police SWAT.</p>

Video: Indiana Murder Suspect Went to Walmart Then Came Back During SWAT Standoff

March 14, 2018
During the standoff, police believe Reynolds escaped from his home through a basement window next to a privacy fence and out of police view. Then he went to another house and to the store.

2 Florida SWAT Officers Suspended for Responding to Parkland School Shooting

March 8, 2018
The officers did not have permission to respond to the shooting at Parkland on Feb. 14, when 17 people were killed.

Jury Awards More Than $37M to Family of Maryland Woman Over Fatal Police Shooting

February 16, 2018
A Baltimore County jury has ruled in favor of the family of Korryn Gaines — and awarded more than $37 million in damages — in the civil lawsuit brought by the family of the Randallstown, MD, woman who was fatally shot by a county police officer after a six-hour standoff in 2016.

SWAT Responding to Active Shooter at Florida School, Mass Casualty Incident

February 14, 2018
The Broward Sheriff’s Office sent out a tweet Wednesday, just before 3 p.m., calling this an “active shooter” situation.
<p><span style=&quot;font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: &#39;Verdana&#39;,&#39;sans-serif&#39;; color: black; background: white;&quot;>A Detroit police officer was shot in the leg Sunday night. Monday morning police were in a standoff with two gunmen in neighboring houses. (Photo: WXYZ)</span></p>

Video: Detroit Police in Standoff with 2 Barricaded Gunmen, Officer Wounded

February 12, 2018
The gunman reportedly suffers from mental illness, Assistant Chief Arnold Williams said at a press conference. He’s also a valid CPL holder who owns at least seven guns, and reportedly told authorities he “won’t go down without a fight.”
<p>2 Maryland state troopers were shot after an hourslong barricade. (Photo: WBAL screenshot)</p>

2 MD Troopers Shot, Wounded Following Standoff

January 26, 2018
Two Maryland State Police troopers were shot and a suspect was fatally shot during a barricade situation and shootout in Allegany County, police said.
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