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Washington K-9 Finds Domestic Violence Suspect Hidden in Dryer

Spokane, WA, police were searching for a domestic violence suspect when their K-9 found the man hiding in a household dryer.

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Search for Suspect in Pa. Trooper Ambush Focuses on Dense Woods

Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.

Chasing Misdemeanants

Some search-and-seizure rules are not very clear, and state and local federal courts might apply them differently. How can you be expected to pick and choose the right rule on an issue for which there doesn't seem to be just one "right" rule?

Suspect Who Shot LAPD Gang Cop Found Dead

Los Angeles Police Department SWAT officers found the man who shot and wounded a gang officer dead inside a South Los Angeles home Wednesday morning.

FBI Ends Search for Jimmy Hoffa

The umpteenth dig for Jimmy Hoffa may have unearthed zilch, but the FBI's decades-old search for the famous Teamsters leader is far from over.

Why High-Risk Encounters Require SWAT

The murders of Florida officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department and St. Petersburg Police Department rocked their communities, as well as all of law enforcement. In both instances, officers entered buildings to search for suspects without calling for backup from tactical units.

The Danger of the Surrendering Suspect

When we're apprehending a suspect who is surrendering, we're at our most vulnerable. This is precisely what suspects are counting on, and they'll look for an advantage to escape. It's known as fight or flight, and can often be fight and flight.

The Hidden Dangers of Suspect Searches

POLICE SWAT expert and retired LEO Bob O'Brien tells you seven tales from his experiences to teach about the danger of missing a hidden suspect during a search.

Rethinking Suspect Searches

Both tragedies in Miami and St. Petersburg will be very thoroughly investigated and micro-analyzed. In time, there will be detailed debriefs that will answer these questions, and provide valuable lessons to prevent this from ever happening again.

Slain Florida Officers Ambushed by Gunman Hiding In Attic

Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz and Sgt. Tom Baitinger were providing backup to a U.S. Marshal, when they were fatally shot. The shooter was later found dead, after the house was partially dismantled using heavy machinery.