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Jeffrey Stenroos: Crying Wolf

The Jeffrey Stenroos case is the law enforcement version of the "Boy Who Cried Wolf." And as every schoolchild knows, crying wolf when there isn't one is a good way to get eaten.

March 8, 2011

21st Century Riot Control Tools

21st Century Riot Control Tools

A few weeks before last year's G20 economic summit in Pittsburgh, anarchists and agitators cringed as they read about heat rays, sonic disruptors, mass TASERs, malodorants, and other new riot control technologies that would supposedly make their debut during the economic summit.

November 29, 2010

Should You Chase or Contain?

Should You Chase or Contain?

So should you chase or contain? It depends on the situation and what agency you work for. Just as there are a variety of threats to consider about suspects in flight, so too are there differences of opinion as to how to address the problem.

July 31, 2010

Oakland SWAT Ambush: After-Action Report

Oakland SWAT Ambush: After-Action Report

The report details a cascade of mistakes that led to the tragic deaths of Sgt. Mark Dunakin, Officer John Hege, Sgt. Ervin Romans, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai. It faults the Oakland PD for poor communication, weak command and control, and poor planning.

January 7, 2010

Urban Shield: The Best Training Anywhere

Urban Shield: The Best Training Anywhere

For two years the Alameda County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Department has organized and hosted Urban Shield, the nation’s largest SWAT exercise. The 48-hour competition involves 25 tactical teams working 24 realistic scenarios. This year’s event was held Sept. 12–15, and POLICE editor David Griffith was on the scene.

November 1, 2008

Bad Cop: Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona

Some of you may have had some sympathy for Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff Michael S. Carona who was hauled into federal court last week, literally in chains. Well, handcuffs anyway.

November 4, 2007

Court of Clowns

Back in 1994, Matthew Musladin showed up at the San Jose, Calif., home of his estranged wife’s mother to pick up his son. Words were exchanged, and he threw his wife, Pamela Musladin, to the ground. She called for help. Her boyfriend, Thomas Allen Studer, and her brother came to her aid.

October 1, 2006

Getting Away With Murder

On the morning of April 29, 2002, Dep. David March of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department pulled over a driver for a minor traffic violation on the streets of Irwindale, Calif. Minutes later, he was dead.

July 1, 2003