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Dec192011

Criminal Justice News Summary 12-19-11

Las Vegas: WHEN LAS VEGAS POLICE SHOOT, AND KILL: We need independent accountability on shootings http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/when-las-vegas-police-shoot-and-kill-we-need-independent-accountability-on-shootings-135818698.html?ref=698 Report details police shooting that killed unarmed veteran http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/135767043.html

New York: Shooting Death of NYPD Officer Raises Questions of Negligent Court System http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/12/18/shooting-nypd-officer-peter-figoski-raises-questions-negligent-court-system/#ixzz1gzagUjPl

Virginia: Deputies with the Hopewell Sheriff's Office fatally shot a suspect Saturday morning on southbound Interstate 295 in Prince George County when he opened fire on officers after speeding away from a traffic stop, Virginia State Police said. http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/dec/18/tdmet01-hopewell-deputies-fatally-shoot-suspect-ar-1551833/

California: Couch Arsonist Shot After Firing Gun At Firefighters http://laist.com/2011/12/17/couch_arsonist_shot_after_firing_gun_at_firefighters.php

Washington: Model approach to mentally ill under scrutiny. Seattle police have held a solid reputation for its work with people with mental illness, its programs lauded in some academic journals and even by military researchers http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017040982_dojmentallyill18m.html

California: San Diego man throws puppy in assault on officers, police say http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/12/san-diego-man-throws-puppy-assaults-officers.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lanowblog+%28L.A.+Now%29

California: Suspects in San Jose police shooting ID'd http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/17/4129457/suspects-in-san-jose-police-shooting.html#storylink=cpy

Pennsylvania: Security camera catches taser shock for girl, 14. http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-security-camera-catches-taser-shock-for-girl-14-20111216,0,5558866.story Cops sued after zapping student for blocking traffic in street

Oregon: Man held after Star Wars light saber attack at Toys R Us http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/12/star-wars-light-saber-attack-portland-oregon.html

Ohio: Firearms training to continue despite cuts. Hamilton spends more on training than others. http://www.oxfordpress.com/news/oxford-news/firearms-training-to-continue-despite-cuts-1301219.html

Minnesota: Sheriff says heroes averted worse courthouse shooting http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/16/us-minnesota-courthouse-shooting-idUSTRE7BF1Y820111216

Ohio: Lorain County sheriff's Deputy Steve Fuller began counseling sessions Friday to help him cope with having shot a fellow deputy Monday during a shootout with a suspect who later took his own life, Sheriff's Capt. Jim Drozdowski said. http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2011/12/17/deputy-in-counseling-after-shooting/

North Carolina: Eyewitness News gets rare inside look at SWAT training http://www.wsoctv.com/news/30018318/detail.html

New York: Few Hard Rules for Backup Officers http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/nyregion/in-new-york-few-formal-rules-for-backup-police-officers.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion&pagewanted=all