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No Charges In N.Y. Friendly Fire Killing

February 29, 2012
No criminal charges will be filed against the New York transit officer who mistook an off-duty Nassau County police officer for a suspect and fatally shot him in March.

Shootout Among ICE Agents Leaves 1 Dead

February 17, 2012
The shooting in the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building in Long Beach reportedly involved a dispute between an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and his supervisor. The agent shot his boss and then was killed by another agent.

Pharmacist: Retired Lt. Accidentally Shot ATF Agent Without Warning

February 9, 2012
A pharmacist who witnessed the fatal shooting of a federal agent on New Year's Eve told prosecutors that a retired Nassau County (N.Y.) Police lieutenant fired without warning.

Best Friend Fired Fatal Shot In Calif. Cop Shooting

February 2, 2012
The Santa Maria (Calif.) Police officer who was fatally shot by fellow officers attempting to arrest him at a DUI checkpoint drew his weapon on two sergeants—his cousin and the best man in his wedding just three weeks earlier.

Taking Down One of Our Own

February 2, 2012
Why did the Santa Maria (Calif.) PD attempt to arrest one of its officers on a public street? Was there some other precipitating factor at work? Because absent such explanations, I fail to see the need for the PD to take the officer down then and there at a DUI checkpoint.

How To Recognize a Troubled Operator

February 1, 2012
Leading a tactical team can be a tedious and mentally draining task. When a tactical member, let alone one of your best operators in the game, suddenly has a life crash, keep an open line of communication with that person.

Calif. Cop Shot by Fellow Officers

January 29, 2012
A Santa Maria (Calif.) Police officer under investigation for sexual misconduct with a minor was shot and killed by fellow officers Saturday as they tried to arrest him.

Friendly Fire Likely Killed ATF Agent

January 3, 2012
Friendly fire from a retired Nassau County Police lieutenant likely killed the federal agent who intervened during a robbery at a Long Island pharmacy.

Baltimore Cop Shot By Colleague During Task Force Raid

December 6, 2011
A Baltimore County Police officer accidently shot a Baltimore Police detective when he fired his gun inside a house in Odenton on Tuesday returned fire at the "perceived threat."

Fla. Cop Shot at Fellow Officer, Then Ordered Pizza

November 14, 2011
Lauderhill Police Officer Kristopher John Bieger, 30, was taken into custody, after he fired 10 rounds at another officer, who happened to be his ex-girlfriend, and then calmly walked into a restaurant and ordered two slices of pizza.

Friendly Fire Widow Sues City, Late Husband's Fellow Officer

September 12, 2011
The suit by Samantha Jones, the widow of former Officer Jerry Jones, alleges her husband's civil rights were violated, when he was shot while several officers pursued Brian Good, who had attempted to run over his girlfriend with his vehicle.

Conn. Officers Hit by Friendly Crossfire

July 17, 2011
Two Plainville (Conn.) Police officers arriving at the scene of an arrest at a movie theater were hit by rounds from fellow officers attempting to take the suspect into custody.

Friendly Fire: Operational Considerations

May 20, 2011
Operational friendly fire erupts suddenly without warning, and once bullets start flying, it's too late. In the old days, before we were trained with "finger OFF the trigger" unless you're shooting, virtually all LEOs had their finger ON the trigger when they had their guns out.

Friendly Fire: Identify Yourself As an Officer

May 16, 2011
SWAT officers often respond to call-outs while off duty and driving their personal vehicles. And they often arrive before the rest of SWAT. Thought needs to be given to how identifiable they are when arriving on scene, particularly in swirling, chaotic, life-threatening situations, and especially when there's a chance on-scene officers might not know they're SWAT.

Friendly Fire: Analyzing the Problem

April 29, 2011
As with accidental training deaths, LE needs to recognize that "friendly fire" tragedies are both needless and preventable. And the only acceptable goal in any/all accidental police deaths is their total elimination.

Off-Duty Maryland Officer Arrested After Assaulting City Cop

April 4, 2011
An off-duty Howard County (Md.) Police Department officer was arrested outside of a nightclub early Sunday, after assaulting a municipal officer who was attempting to disperse a rowdy crowd.

N.J. Sgt. Fatally Shot After Firing Subgun at Officers

March 28, 2011
Sgt. David Powell, a 22-year veteran of the force, had earlier been called to the station after a report that he violated a restraining order. He was recently divorced from his second wife.

Retired NYPD Sgt. Yelled "Gun" In Friendly Fire Incident

March 15, 2011
In the moments before the accidental shooting of a Nassau County (N.Y.) Police officer by an MTA officer, a retired NYPD sergeant may have yelled "gun."

Plainclothes N.Y. Cop Killed by Friendly Fire

March 13, 2011
A Nassau County (N.Y.) Police officer was accidentally shot by an MTA officer who mistook him for a suspect during a barricade incident.

NYPD Officers Exonerated In Harlem Shootout

March 5, 2011
The four officers who fired nearly 50 shots while breaking up a Harlem block party in August won't face charges relating to the shootout. Officer Brightman had said Alvarez had a gun and had fired at him.
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