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Georgia Proposes Sweeping 'Guns Everywhere' Law

March 25, 2014
Pro- and anti-gun forces do not agree on much, but they do agree on the breathtaking sweep of the Georgia legislation allowing guns in bars, schools, restaurants, churches and airports that is now awaiting the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal.

The Value of Tactical EMS Training

July 22, 2013
When responding to violent events such as an active shooter, after we've neutralized the threat, we can extend our life-saving abilities by managing and treating the damage done by the perpetrators.

New Details Emerge About Tucson Shooter

March 28, 2013
Nearly 3,000 pages of newly released investigative reports on the Gabrielle Giffords shooting reveal a suspect who slowly became unhinged as those around him attempted to intervene.

Providing Trauma Care

January 24, 2013

It can take time for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to arrive on scene. During that time law enforcement officers may be the only medical care available. So officers need to be trained to supply that care.

Loughner Sentenced To 7 Life Terms

November 8, 2012
U.S. District Judge Larry Burns on Thursday sentenced Tucson shooter Jared Loughner to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years, calling the sentence "astronomical" and "justified" because Loughner "knew what he was doing" when he killed six and wounded 13 at a 2011 congressional event sponsored by then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Jared Loughner Pleads Guilty, Avoids Death Penalty

August 7, 2012
Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to the Tucson shooting attack last year that killed six people and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. A federal judge here concluded that Loughner understands at this time that he's responsible for opening fire during a congressional constituent meeting in a parking lot.

Report: Mentally Ill Can Buy Guns with Ease

November 15, 2011
The mentally ill, substance abusers, and other dangerous individuals have freely purchased firearms because nearly 90% of states fail to send all necessary information to a federal database used to run background checks for gun buyers, according to a new report.

Social Media: Online Investigation

October 17, 2011

Online social networks are already proving themselves invaluable assets to law enforcement. Websites such as Facebook and MySpace provide suspect leads; communities are alerted to missing children and area threats through law enforcement-generated Twitter feeds and e-mail.

Responding To the Tucson Shooting

July 18, 2011

For policing professionals, the Tucson shooting offers another opportunity: to analyze the local public safety response to learn what worked, what could have been done better, and what takeaway lessons might help other agencies respond to a mass-casualty incident in their own city.

Judge Finds Loughner Unfit To Stand Trial

May 25, 2011
A federal judge Wednesday agreed with two doctors who testified that suspected Tucscon shooter Jared Loughner is unfit to stand trial and will instead receive treatment at a facility in Springfield, Mo.

APCO Honors Tucson Mass Shooting Dispatchers

April 1, 2011
As part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International will honor members of the Pima County Sheriff's Department call center for their work during the Tucson mass shooting in January.

LAPD's Chief Supports Banning Extended Magazines

March 2, 2011
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced his support for federal legislation that would ban weapon magazines carrying more than 10 rounds.

Loughner Pleads Not Guilty In Tucson Shootings

January 24, 2011
Appearing in U.S. District Court, Loughner at times scrunched his face, at other times laughed openly as if hearing a private joke while attorneys discussed the case.

Sheriff's First Responders Credit TEMS Training In Tucson Shooting

January 22, 2011
The sheriff's SWAT team medic David Kleinman developed the field-trauma training about three years ago and Capt. Byron Gwaltney, the Giffords shooting incident commander, expanded the training, named the First Five Minutes, to include all deputies six months ago.

Congressional Leaders Step Up Security After Arizona Shooting

January 13, 2011
Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance W. Gainer, a 42-year officer, has said he doesn't advice national politicians to arm themselves while in their districts, however several elected leaders believe they need more security.

Jared Loughner Stopped by Wildlife Officer Hours Before Shooting

January 12, 2011
Loughner ran a red light and was let off with a warning three hours before the deadly attack by an officer with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the agency announced.

Hundreds of FBI Agents Investigate Arizona Shooting

January 12, 2011
The FBI's investigation, known internally as "Bureau Special," involves about 200 agents that have come from other areas of the country who are attempting to determine what motivated Jared Loughner to open fire at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' community event, killing six and wounding 14 others, reports National Public Radio.

Arizona Sheriff Criticizes State's Gun Laws

January 9, 2011
Pima County (Ariz.) Sheriff Clarence Dupnik angrily criticized his state's gun laws during a Sunday news conference updating the media about the investigation into the mass shooting in Tucson a day earlier at a political event.

Murder Charges Filed Against Arizona Shooting Suspect

January 9, 2011
The 22-year-old suspected shooter of 18 people, including an Arizona congresswoman, makes his first court appearance on Monday to answer five federal counts.

Suspect Who Shot 18 In Arizona Had 'Troubled Past'

January 8, 2011
Jared Lee Loughner is said to have posted online commentary about government "mind control" and illiteracy. He has had several contacts with law enforcement and made prior threats. "There's reason to believe this individual may have a mental issue," according to Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik.
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