Tuesday
Jul192011

Criminal Justice News Summary 07-15-11

Below is a link to an article that is huge for law enforcement in the 6th Circuit. Our officers fired over 40 rounds at a suspect who was pointing a rifle at them after they had tried and tried to de=escalate the situation. I was scheduled to testify as an expert on the Use of Force and Law Enforcement Training in the case. I have also attached a copy of the decision. The City and the Officers were granted summary judgement.

Federal Court Ruling 1
Federal Court Ruling 2

Chattanooga: Lawsuit dismissed in police shooting http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/jul/15/lawsuit-dismissed-police-shooting/?local

Original article: Police shoot, kill man with gun http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2009/jul/19/police-shoot-kill-man-with-gun/ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32478013/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/t/tennessee-cops-shoot-rounds-kill-one-man/

Idaho: Police: Man was shot and killed during Twin Falls standoff  http://www.ktvb.com/news/Officer-shot-hostage-situation-underway-at-Twin-Falls-hotel-125635138.html

North Carolina: Guilford County Deputy Revisits Having To Shoot A Man http://www.digtriad.com/news/article/182922/57/Psychological-Effect-On-Officer-After-Shooting-Someone

Arizona: Deputy shoots Tucson man during fight http://www.fox11az.com/news/local/Deputy-shoots-Tucson-man-during-fight-125576353.html

South Carolina: Union County Shooting Suspect Dead After Confrontation With Deputies http://www2.wspa.com/news/2011/jul/13/20/shooting-union-county-ar-2108136/

Ohio: Judge dismisses Taser suit against city, police http://toledoblade.com/Courts/2011/07/15/Judge-dismisses-Taser-suit-against-city-police.html

Arizona: Behind the scenes with Pima Regional SWAT  http://www.kvoa.com/news/behind-the-scenes-with-pima-regional-swat/

Arizona: Officer beaten by own Taser before shooting suspect  http://www.kvoa.com/news/officer-beaten-by-own-taser-before-shooting-suspect/

Virginia: Appeals court in Virginia revives suit against Maryland officer who mistakenly fired gun instead of Taser http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/bb757bcbe45b4956ac5032fa0fae1ef5/VA--Taser-Mistake/

Chattanooga: Police Say They Have "Shocking" Video Of East Lake Courts Incident.Trio Charged With Setting Off Explosions, Making Racist Remarks Could Face Federal Charges http://chattanoogan.com/articles/article_205192.asp

Tuesday
Jul192011

Criminal Justice News Summary 07-15-11

Below is a link to an article that is huge for law enforcement in the 6th Circuit. Our officers fired over 40 rounds at a suspect who was pointing a rifle at them after they had tried and tried to de=escalate the situation. I was scheduled to testify as an expert on the Use of Force and Law Enforcement Training in the case. I have also attached a copy of the decision. The City and the Officers were granted summary judgement.

Federal Court Ruling 1
Federal Court Ruling 2

Chattanooga: Lawsuit dismissed in police shooting http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/jul/15/lawsuit-dismissed-police-shooting/?local

Original article: Police shoot, kill man with gun http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2009/jul/19/police-shoot-kill-man-with-gun/ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32478013/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/t/tennessee-cops-shoot-rounds-kill-one-man/

Idaho: Police: Man was shot and killed during Twin Falls standoff  http://www.ktvb.com/news/Officer-shot-hostage-situation-underway-at-Twin-Falls-hotel-125635138.html

North Carolina: Guilford County Deputy Revisits Having To Shoot A Man http://www.digtriad.com/news/article/182922/57/Psychological-Effect-On-Officer-After-Shooting-Someone

Arizona: Deputy shoots Tucson man during fight http://www.fox11az.com/news/local/Deputy-shoots-Tucson-man-during-fight-125576353.html

South Carolina: Union County Shooting Suspect Dead After Confrontation With Deputies http://www2.wspa.com/news/2011/jul/13/20/shooting-union-county-ar-2108136/

Ohio: Judge dismisses Taser suit against city, police http://toledoblade.com/Courts/2011/07/15/Judge-dismisses-Taser-suit-against-city-police.html

Arizona: Behind the scenes with Pima Regional SWAT  http://www.kvoa.com/news/behind-the-scenes-with-pima-regional-swat/

Arizona: Officer beaten by own Taser before shooting suspect  http://www.kvoa.com/news/officer-beaten-by-own-taser-before-shooting-suspect/

Virginia: Appeals court in Virginia revives suit against Maryland officer who mistakenly fired gun instead of Taser http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/bb757bcbe45b4956ac5032fa0fae1ef5/VA--Taser-Mistake/

Chattanooga: Police Say They Have "Shocking" Video Of East Lake Courts Incident.Trio Charged With Setting Off Explosions, Making Racist Remarks Could Face Federal Charges http://chattanoogan.com/articles/article_205192.asp

Friday
Jul152011

Criminal Justice News Summary 07-14-11

South Carolina: Deputy shot, killed, suspect arrested http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/07/14/SC-deputy-shot-killed-suspect-arrested/UPI-83041310647515/

Arizona: Pima County deputy shoots Tucson man who fought with him at site of house fire http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/9bf69ef7ae8d4d7290348d05cf4d83a8/AZ--Tucson-Deputy-Shooting/

California: Armed robbery suspect shot, killed by Huntington Park officers http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/07/fatal-police-shooting-huntington-park.html

Oklahoma: The U.S. National SWAT Championships (USNSC) will return to the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa Oct. 17-22, 2011, for a third year. http://eworldwire.com/pressreleases/212226

New York: Officer Kills Bronx Teenager During Drug-Buy Operation http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/nyregion/officer-kills-bronx-teenager-during-drug-buy-operation.html

Wisconsin: police shooting investigation details withheld http://www.fdlreporter.com/article/20110714/FON0101/110713143/FdL-police-shooting-investigation-details-withheld

Friday
Jul152011

Criminal Justice News Summary 07-13-11

Texas: Snyder police officer shot in head; gunman shot and killed http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2011-07-12/snyder-police-officer-shot-head-gunman-shot-and-killed  Suspect name released in Snyder police shooting; officer still critical http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2011-07-12/snyder-police-officer-shot-head-suspect-shot-and-killed

California: Turmoil remains in wake of shooting http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x1206331925/Turmoil-remains-in-wake-of-shooting

Wisconsin: Sheriff's Deputy Wounds Man In Shootout http://www.channel3000.com/news/28524829/detail.html

Ohio: Children of former NFL player killed by police now face charges http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/13/children-of-former-nfl-player-killed-by-police-now-face-charges/

California: Armed Man Surrenders to Police after Hostage Situation at Hollywood Home http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-barricade-hollywood,0,1027110.story

Baltimore: Officers shoot man who pulled gun during traffic stop http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/blog/2011/07police_shoot_man_who_pulled_gu.html

Michigan: Battle Creek officer attacked, shoots suspect http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-policeshooting-ba,0,6604417.story

Mississippi: Stabbing suspect killed by officer http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/coastal_ms/stabbing-suspect-killed-by-officer

Texas: Dallas police release 911 tape of officer shooting http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Dallas-Police-Release-911-Tape-on-Officer-Shooting-125519043.html

Wednesday
Jul132011

Criminal Justice News Summary 07-12-11

Florida: Man survives two gun shots after reported suicide attempt in West Tampa http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/tampa-police-shoot-suicidal-man-at-west-tampa-house-officers-uninjured/1180033

Louisiana: New Details In New Iberia Jail Hostage Crisis http://www.katc.com/news/new-details-in-new-iberia-jail-hostage-crisis/

Illinois: Chicago police shot and killed a man in the city's Beverly neighborhood who they said turned toward them with a weapon in his hand, officials said this morning. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-shoot-wound-person-on-south-side-20110711,0,3356941.story

New Orleans: Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said Monday that his police officer did what he had to do when he opened fire on a gunman on Bourbon Street Sunday. http://www.fox8live.com/news/local/story/Serpas-calls-police-shooting-self-defense/bubT4uWk5kijhIIiEYb8Jg.cspx

Indiana: Police suspect man killed by SWAT Team was under influence of inhalants http://www.courierpress.com/news/2011/jul/11/no-headline---ev_standofffolo/

Indiana: Update On Terre Haute Police Shooting  http://mywabashvalley.com/fulltext?nxd_id=197947

Florida: SWAT Team Trains On FAU Campus. Boca Raton Police, FAU Police Prepare For Gunman On Campus http://www.wpbf.com/news/28516624/detail.html#ixzz1RwRK9iXn

Georgia: Deputies fatally shoot homicide suspect http://www.11alive.com/news/article/197441/3/Deputies-fatally-shoot-homicide-suspect

Kansas City: Police kill woman carrying rifle http://www.kansascity.com/2011/07/11/3006972/kc-police-involved-in-shooting.html  http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/8f5ddce418a0426fb3a5435ef60f0e76/MO--KC-Police-Fatal-Shooting/&hl=en&geo=us