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Dallas Police Officer Resigns Over NFL Player Ryan Moats' Traffic Stop

April 2, 2009
Dallas police Officer Robert Powell resigned Wednesday, a week after he garnered national notoriety for detaining an NFL player outside a hospital where his mother-in-law lay dying.

Lee Woods Sentenced to Life in Prison for Timoshenko Killing

April 2, 2009
A remorseless cop killer was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison plus 40 years for the execution of Officer Russel Timoshenko during a car stop in Brooklyn.

Updating Weapons Frisks

April 1, 2009

Although it's common to see the term "stop and frisk," it's possible that there might be justification for a stop, but not for a frisk.

Dallas Chief Apologizes for Officer's Actions With NFL Player

March 27, 2009
As a storm of outrage gathered over his department, Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle called a news conference Thursday to apologize for the behavior of an officer who detained the distressed family of an NFL player outside a hospital emergency room, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Oakland Police Deaths: What Went Wrong?

March 23, 2009
Police and law enforcement experts will dissect the case to find out what went wrong Saturday, likely breaking the incident in two: the traffic stop that left two motorcycle officers fatally wounded, and the SWAT operation two hours later that left two officers and the suspect dead.

Family's Account of Oakland Parolee who Killed the Four Police Officers

March 22, 2009
Lovelle Mixon's shocked family, gathering at an East Oakland home where the parolee had been living until recently, apologized to the officers' families and to the public, and said they don't understand what might have triggered his burst of violence.

Signed Forms Now Required for Arizona DPS to Search Vehicles

December 31, 2008
The most significant changes require officers to receive a signed form before a driver consents to a search and for officers to document, what factors, exactly, prompted the search for those cars and trucks where a search proves fruitless.

'My Passenger Spilled His Beer,' DWI Suspect Tells Cop

September 11, 2008
When Christopher Lucero was stopped by New Mexico State Police for weaving in and out of traffic on Interstate 40, authorities say he had an excuse: His passenger spilled his beer, he told the officer.

Rethinking Traffic Stop Interrogations

September 1, 2008

Every year there are newspaper and television accounts of police officers who've made life-threatening mistakes and found themselves being dragged by automobiles. With proper training, mental preparation, and a little common sense, you can avoid many of these scenarios and take your suspects into custody without incident.

Seizing and Searching Passengers

September 1, 2007

In the 2007 decision in Brendlin v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court added yet another to a series of Fourth Amendment opinions on the subject of vehicle searches and seizures involving passengers, rather than drivers.

Ticket Board Lighted Clipboard

November 1, 2006
The Ticket Board’s innovative features help make traffic stops safer. Four LEDs shine white light down the length of the ticket, illuminating the writing surface. A magnified and lighted viewer for the operator’s license or other ID makes the card clearly visible while holding it in place.

30th Anniversary: Tactical Hindsight

October 1, 2006

Ever long for "the good old days?" I know that some of you do. But before you decide to switch places with yesterday's cop, it's important for you to know that you have much better tools and tactics than we did 30 years ago.

Shots Fired: Binghamton, N.Y. 05/14/2002

July 1, 2006

New York State Troopers Shawn Dean and John Spero had been parked at the side of the highway, driver’s window-to-driver’s window, comparing notes and spooking speeders into slowing down. Dean was content with the notion that everyone was pretty much adhering to the speed limit, if only for the moment. At six o’clock p.m., it was the mid-point of his shift, and Spero’s stint was almost over.

Killer Stops

June 1, 2006

There is probably no more misunderstood law enforcement duty than traffic enforcement. Cops who perform this duty often think of it as tedious and futile. And the motorists who are pulled over for traffic violations feel like they are being picked on and tapped for fines that fill local government coffers.

Stay Out of the Way

April 1, 2006

You can prevent a vehicle attack by taking a sound tactical position.

Investigative Traffic Stops

September 1, 2005

Most traffic stops are routine. You see a moving or equipment violation, make the stop, and issue a citation or warning. Everything’s over in 10 minutes or so.

Fatal Errors: Surviving Arrest and Control

January 1, 2005

In the Southwestern U.S., a patrolman with about a year on the job was shot twice in the back of the head while transporting two robbery suspects in the back seat of his patrol car. The officer had failed to find a .380 caliber handgun concealed on one of the robbers. The officer died of the wounds he received in the 3:30 a.m. incident.

Fatal Errors: Car Stop Safety Tips

January 1, 2005

Car stops are a daily occurrence for most patrol officers. Whether in a big city or out in the country, a traffic stop is at the very root of what we do. And like most activities that we consider “routine,” we can get a little complacent on traffic stops and put ourselves on “auto pilot” without even realizing it. That’s a bad move on our part.

Fatal Errors: Surviving Traffic Duty

January 1, 2005

It is easy to get careless while engaged in something you do a great deal. If you are a uniformed police officer and don’t work in a jail, chances are that traffic and vehicles are the bread and butter of your existence.

Stop and Identify

October 1, 2004

During a temporary detention, does a person have a duty to identify himself or herself to the detaining officer? Can a person be arrested for refusing to do so? The answer to both questions is, "Sometimes."

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