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Search Result: Domestic Disputes

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Murdered Pittsburgh Officers Reportedly Responded to a Domestic Dispute Over a Dog

April 5, 2009
Richard Poplawski, the suspect in the killing of three Pittsburgh police officers yesterday, emerged from his Stanton Heights home after shooting two of the officers and fired additional shots into one of the victims, who was sprawled on the ground near the front stoop, a report says.

Police Say Four-Year-Old Ohio Boy Shot Teen with Shotgun

January 6, 2009
Deputies were astonished to learn that a 4-year-old boy was the triggerman in the 7:24 p.m. shooting at his grandmother's house along Spriggs Road, about 6 miles south of Jackson.

Responding to Civil Disputes

April 11, 2008

Here you are being thrust into the middle of a situation that took years to deteriorate. Now you are expected to solve it in five minutes or less because you are, in fact, the police department, right?

The Murder of Sara Tokars

April 1, 2007

The homeowner and a friend went to where the boys pointed to a van across the field and made a horrifying discovery. When they opened the door, the body of a young woman, her head almost completely blown apart, fell out.

30th Anniversary: Tactical Hindsight

October 1, 2006

Ever long for "the good old days?" I know that some of you do. But before you decide to switch places with yesterday's cop, it's important for you to know that you have much better tools and tactics than we did 30 years ago.

Fatal Errors: Surviving Domestic Violence Calls

January 1, 2005

Veteran cops have always known that responding to a domestic altercation or assault is a high-risk assignment. The reasons for the danger are plentiful.

Old Cops Know "Stuff"

October 1, 2004

The big secret is to listen to these veteran cops, believe most of it, and put it into action in your own life. What I learned from older cops saved my life on several occasions.

The Honey Do

November 1, 2002

In his right hand was what to my eyes appeared to be a very large handgun. From the snapshot image that imprinted itself into my brain, I guessed it might even be a Mac-10 machine pistol, judging by the threaded end of the short barrel.

Behind Closed Doors

May 1, 2002

One part of the domestic violence scenario that remains unchanged is its extreme danger for the law enforcement officer sent to restore order out of mayhem.

Battered Women: Why Do They Stay?

October 1, 2000

She walks into the police station, pregnant, and with two children in tow.  Her face is swollen, her hair matted with blood.  In an enraged voice she tells the police that she is tired of being beaten, wants her boyfriend arrested, and promises to prosecute this time.  Although they have heard all of this five times before, the police nevertheless take pictures and her statement, suspecting all along that the case will never see the inside of a courtroom.

Orange County Deputies to Use Video During Family Disturbance Calls

June 1, 2000
The Orange County Sheriff's Department in California is giving deputies digital video cameras to film family disturbance calls. The 20 cameras cost $20,000 and will help provide evidence for domestic violence cases.

Rookie's Cool Thinking Quells a Deadly Encounter

June 1, 1996

The bar I now wear on my uniform serves as a daily reminder of how close I came to ending someone's life. My training taught me how to be an effective police officer.

Battles on the Homefront

March 1, 1996

Twenty years ago, typical domestic violence calls were brushed off as trivial disputes to be settled behind closed doors. Police would either admonish the couple to stop fighting or try to mediate their dispute. By the late 1980s, however, states began to treat domestic violence as a crime rather than a private affair.

Putting Out the Fire

March 1, 1996

Before you go scurrying to your training manuals to find out how some­one can be arrested for a felony when the basic crime is a misdemeanor, take a look at how San Diego (Calif.) police have managed to curb the number of domestic abuse homicides. Through an innovative domestic abuse policy, San Diego now has one of the lowest rates of domestic vio­lence homicides in the country.

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