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Video: Calif. Cop Killer Wore Body Armor

February 28, 2013
The sex offender who ambushed and killed two Santa Cruz (Calif.) Police officers Tuesday was wearing body armor when he died in a hail of police gunfire.

Calif. Standoff Ends After 7 Hours with 2 Dead

July 7, 2011
A father and son were found dead inside a Watsonville, Calif., home early Thursday, after a seven-hour stand-off involving about 40 law enforcement officers from municipal and county agencies.

Escaped Inmate Who Assaulted Deputy Faces 29 Counts

December 8, 2010
Ainsworth, 24, faces one count of attempted murder for allegedly firing the deputy's stolen handgun at a woman who tried to intervene during his brazen escape from Dominican Hospital on Nov. 29.

Prisoner Escorts Require Two Officers

December 8, 2010
If one wants to find issue or place blame, I would look toward the policies and judgment of the agency's administration. Why was there only one officer escorting this inmate? Even Sheriff Phil Wowak has said his office will re-evaluate their prisoner-escort policy of one inmate, one deputy.

Armed Inmate Holds Preschool Hostage, After Attacking Deputy

November 30, 2010
After disarming the deputy, Maurice Ainsworth forced his way into the Secret Garden Too Preschool, held a gun to the teacher's head and demanded her keys. He attempted to steal the teacher's car, but fled in the opposite direct as police approached the school.
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