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Deadly Force in D.C.

November 21, 2013

Critics often ask why officers didn't shoot at the tires. The answer is that law enforcement tactics don't follow Hollywood fiction. They must work in the real world.

Tactical Unit was Ordered Away from Navy Yard Rampage

November 11, 2013
It was reasonable for officials to reroute a Capitol Police tactical squad away from the Washington Navy Yard rampage amid concerns about possible threats to the U.S. Capitol after the officers got stuck in traffic, according to a report released Friday that defends the decision.

Video: Citizen Captures Cruiser Crash In Capitol Chase

October 8, 2013
A bystander captured raw cell-phone footage of a U.S. Capitol Police officer striking a barrier near Capitol Hill during a deadly Oct. 3 pursuit. The video shows a patrol car slamming into the barrier and skidding out.

Video: Justified Deadly Force In D.C.

October 8, 2013
Law enforcement's use of deadly force at the end of the U.S. Capitol pursuit may not satisfy the mainstream media or other second guessers, but it was the proper response to a lethal situation.

Citizen Captures Cruiser Crash In Capitol Chase

October 8, 2013

A bystander captured raw cell-phone footage of a U.S. Capitol Police officer striking a barrier near Capitol Hill during the deadly Oct. 3 pursuit. Read the full story here.

Video: U.S. Capitol Officer Injured In Pursuit, Suspect Killed

October 3, 2013
A Connecticut woman who attempted to ram her car into a White House security barrier on Thursday afternoon was shot and killed at the U.S. Capitol after a pursuit in which two law enforcement officers were injured.

Capitol Police SWAT Team Thwarted at Navy Yard

September 19, 2013
A U.S. Capitol Police commander ordered the agency's SWAT team to stand down Monday morning as operators arrived at the gate of the Washington Navy Yard to confront the shooter.

Officer Sues Capitol Police for Restricting Duties

April 30, 2012
A Capitol Police officer has filed suit against the department for restricting her duties and challenging her fitness for the job following the suicide of her husband.

U.S. Capitol Police Redesign Cruisers

June 14, 2011
The timing was right for the U.S. Capitol Police to launch a new look for their patrol cars, as the agency began replacing its entire fleet of 201 patrol vehicles.

Law Enforcement Urges Vigilance After Killing of Bin Laden

May 2, 2011
Following the killing of bin Laden, Homeland Security briefings urged law enforcement agencies to remain alert for any potential retaliatory strikes. Law enforcement leaders who spoke publicly made it clear they weren't aware of any specific threats.

Officer Revives Fellow Cop After Heart Attack On Duty

February 17, 2011

Officer Michael A. Riley administered CPR and was finally able to detect a weak pulse and get Officer Bryan Nickelson breathing. By that time, additional police officers were on scene reporting the events on the radio.

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.

Off-Duty Capitol Police Officer Stops Schizophrenic Shooter

December 20, 2010

As the officer got into his Dodge Ram truck, the man with the duty belt started firing on his vehicle. Thornton lay down along the front seat as glass from his truck's windows shattered around him. He kept peering up to check the assailant's location.

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