William Bratton is taking over the helm of the NYPD, what should be his top priority?
Non-cops might generously color such cognitive powers as acts of "intuition;" others less taken with the idea of extra sensory perception are more apt to dismiss them as some form of "profiling." By any name, Investigator Christopher Scallon had it working for him the night of April 15, 2007.
A citizen captured this officer-involved shooting in San Francisco involving a wheel-chair riding man who was not chair-bound, was vandalizing vehicles, and stabbed an officer. Responding officers used a less-lethal beanbag round, then deadly force when the man refused to surrender.
After a mentally ill woman fired on a paramedic responding to her call that she ingested poison, Portland Police Officer Scott Westerman was tragically forced to counter her attack.
A Montana traffic stop ended in gunfire in January, after Raymond Thane Davis pulls out a .44 Magnum revolver and fires at Hamilton Police Officer Ross Jessop. The driver responds to Jessop's question of how much have you had to drink with, "Plenty," and then pulls out the gun. A jury ruled on April 13 that the shooting was justified. Listen for the "click" of the revolver's hammer dropping on an already fired round in the cylinder. The second round was live.