Criminal Justice News Summary 06-30-11

California: Are Tasers modern-day saps?

Georgia: Man Paralyzed By Police Taser

Colorado: Vacationing SWAT Officers Credited In Bombing Suspect Arrest. Affidavit: Off-Duty Arapahoe Deputies Detain Scissors-Wielding Suspect

California: Ventura police shoot National City slaying suspect

Illinois: Police successfully ended a four hour standoff at an apartment complex with the use of toxic gas (TOXIC GAS?????)  and dozens of officers from throughout Madison and St. Clair counties.

Washington: Seattle police leave rifle unattended on cruiser

Michigan: Editorial: Why the police shooting of Matthew Speese was justified, but calls attention to veterans' needs

New Hampshire: Police shot and killed a suicidal, knife-wielding man in his Keene Street apartment Monday night after verbal commands and Tasers proved ineffective in stopping his advances, authorities said.

Florida: Orange deputy shoots, injures man who was choking woman,0,6270643.story

New Mexico: Albuquerque to pay family of police shooting victim nearly $1 million

Ohio: NAACP finds that Garfield Heights police shooting was justified

California: California's Bay Area Rapid Transit system agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a federal civil rights suit over a fatal police shooting, attorneys said.

Florida: Suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting in Palm Harbor

California: A police department in northern San Diego County may have to re-train many of its officers because it lost their Taser certification records.

Arizona: Man shot and killed by TPD after wrestling Taser from officers


Criminal Justice News Summary 06-28-11

Wisconsin: Police Support Team Helps Officers Cope. Team Responds To Stress Of Shootings

California: Police department loses Taser records

New York: Man killed in fatal officer involved shooting incident in Winchester

UK: An officer responsible for allowing two police dogs to die in a sweltering car fled his post and suffered a hand injury in what is claimed to be a suicide bid.

New Jersey: Hispanic cops on former Hoboken SWAT team settle discrimination lawsuit

Washington: The King County Sheriff's Office is not liable for the 2005 death of a convenience-store clerk who was killed by a mentally unstable man armed with a deputy's handgun, the state Court of Appeals ruled Monday.


Criminal Justice News Summary 06-27-11

Indiana: Flags fly at half-staff in honor of Navajo Nation police sergeant killed in line of duty

Milwaukee: Man killed in fifth officer-involved shooting in one month,0,5025783.story

California: Police Shoot And Kill Man in South Gate gate-20110627#ixzz1QXLe4Obh

Wisconsin: Man Tasered by Police After Refusing to Drop Machete

New Mexico: An Albuquerque police officer shot Orlando Paisano, 33, four times after he allegedly threatened two officers with a 15-inch bayonet,-officer-shoots-suspect

D.C: Quarrel over breastfeeding D.C. police officers


Criminal Justice News Summary 06-26-11

Pittsburgh: Conviction in '09 slayings of 3 officers. A Pittsburgh jury found Richard Poplawski guilty on three counts of first-degree murder.

Mississippi: deputy recovering after being shot

Utah: One man died and two West Valley police officers were in serious condition following a shootout late Friday near Valley Fair Mall following a high-speed chase.

Washington: Woman shot by police in critical condition

Ohio: The Metro Special Weapons And Tactics team, trained for high-risk operations, engaged in some explosive training at the former Waters Restaurant

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Police shoot, kill domestic violence suspect

Florida: The SWAT Obstacle Course made its debut at the Police & Fire Games on Friday at the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office's Firearms Training in Fort Pierce. And what a challenge it was

California: Parolee shot by Sonoma Co deputy had gun in SUV

Ohio: Protest today over police shooting during crash investigation

Oregon: Police shoot knife-wielding man

California: Man shot by deputy in Santa Rosa driveway


Criminal Justice News Summary 06-22-11