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Looking Back: Bad Habits, Cuffing, and Use of Force

In past October issues of POLICE we've covered officer safety on various levels, including how lazy tactics can get you hurt, how to secure subjects properly, and how to protect yourself from lawsuits over use of force.

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Missouri Officer Shot While Transporting Prisoner in "Good Spirits"

An officer with the Missouri Highway Patrol was shot in the hand during a struggle with a prisoner she was transporting.

Inmate Sues San Francisco Sheriff’s Department Over Lack of Seat Belts

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office is in the spotlight after an inmate filed a claim against the city for its lack of seat belts in some prisoner transport vehicles.

2 Detainees Drown in Prison Transport Van Swept Away by Hurricane Florence Floodwaters

Two people being transported in a sheriff’s office van in South Carolina died Tuesday when the vehicle was overcome by floodwaters, the Horry County (SC) Sheriff's Office said.

Second Kansas Deputy Dies from Prisoner Transport Shooting

Theresa King, 44, died shortly after midnight on Saturday from injuries sustained in the shooting, which authorities believe started with a gun grab by a robbery and murder suspect.

Kansas Deputy Killed, Second Critically Wounded in Friday Shooting

Two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies were shot at about 11:30 a.m. in downtown Kansas City, KS, not far from the courthouse and sheriff’s office. This happened in a transport bay; sources say the inmate got a hold of a deputy’s firearm.

IN Inmate Escapes Handcuffs, Attempts to Strangle Deputy

A 26-year-old inmate at Miami Correctional Facility in Indiana faces a charge of attempted murder after police say he escaped from handcuffs and tried to strangle a Decatur County deputy who was driving him from a court hearing.

WI Inmate Accused of Trying to Strangle Deputy

A career criminal already facing homicide and armed robbery charges is now accused of attempting to strangle a deputy at the Dane County Jail in Wisconsin.

Escaped Inmate Who Attacked OH Deputy Found Dead After Manhunt

The escaped inmate who overpowered an Ohio deputy and stole his gun was found dead at his parents' home following a four-day manhunt that ended Monday, according to a report.

2 GA Prison Guards Disarmed, Slain During Prison Bus Transport

The Putnam County Sheriff’s office says about 30 other inmates were on the transport bus when two inmates overpowered the guards, and one of the inmates then fatally shot them.