Criminal Justice News Summary 05-20-11

Arizona: Both sides in SWAT shooting case come out swinging 

Oakland: 2 men shot, killed before crime

South Dakota: Turner Co. Sheriff talks dangers of the job

Florida:  Deputy Mike Braswell Receives National Honor at White House

Nevada: Las Vegas court security officers recognized for heroism\

Washington: 18-year-old Shot and Killed by Yakima SWAT Team

Oregon: Deadly Serious: C.O. SWAT Team Drills For Trouble No Games In Training for Crisis Situations; Sneak Peek

South Carolina: Caught on Tape: Suspect Steals Police Car, Crashes Into Truck

Texas: SWAT officer fired, six others disciplined in aftermath of party . Officer Michael Hamilton was fired after DWI charge; other officers suspended

New Mexico: Deputy's Death Suspected Suicide


Criminal Justice News Summary 05-19-11

Arizona: (This department/Team is taking a BEATING in the press on this one) Raw video: Sheriff's Office interview on fatal SWAT raid Drug Warriors Gun Down Young Father Pima Co. Sheriff blasts media questions concerning SWAT shooting

Iowa: Police Taser man allegedly trying to cut his own throat

Alabama: Deputy, suspect in checkpoint incident identified. Suspect shot by officers and hospitalized

Michigan: Metro Detroit Doctor Joins SWAT Team  

Kentucky: Officer who shot armed man while serving search warrant followed proper procedure

Ohio: Deputy's widow supports alert system to catch cop killers


Criminal Justice News Summary 05-18-11

Las Vegas: Metro officers being trained to handle "excited delirium"

Arizona: SWAT officers' 71 gunshots require an explanation  Pima County Sheriff's Dept won't release more info on fatal SWAT team shooting at Tucson home Drexel Heights Fire releases 911 call in SWAT shooting case.

South Dakota: Police shock man who reaches for  officer’s Taser

South Carolina: Officer Talks About Being Shot in the Line of Duty

Alabama: For many officers, it's a family thing

New York: A uniformed NYPD cop angry over his girlfriend's Facebook postings -- and scared she'd leave him -- fatally shot himself right in front of the woman on a Manhattan street yesterday, police said.

Maine: Worn-out weapons putting troopers at risk, lawmakers told

California: Suspect shot by deputies is in critical condition. Man accused of firing arrow at patrol car

New York: Police Kill Man in Confrontation on Staten Island

Kentucky: Louisville Metro Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Shively that happened while a search warrant was being served during a drug investigation

New Jersey: Police arrested an enraged man early Tuesday morning after he allegedly attacked the West Trenton District police station and two police vehicles, breaking windows with rocks.


Criminal Justice News Summary 05-17-11

Arizona: Marine Survives Two Tours in Iraq, SWAT Kills Him 911 tapes released in deadly SWAT shooting

Florida: A Hero’s Tale – Inside A Deadly Police Shootout’s-tale-inside-a-deadly-police-shootout/

Connecticut: NAACP Reveals Findings In Waterbury Taser Death. 26-Year-Old Waterbury Man Died In Taser Incident

Canada: Mounties using their heads to test video cameras that record clashes

Michigan: Oxford Village officer resigns after shooting dispatcher with Taser

California: Long Beach Police Shoot 'Uncooperative' Domestic Violence Suspect

Arizona: What it takes to be a member of Tucson S.W.A.T.

South Carolina: Former town mayor shot and killed by Cottageville police officer

Michigan: Police fatally shoot one man wielding sword-like weapon in Bath Township

Wisconsin: Armed 12-Year-Old Surrenders After Standoff With Swat Team. Boy's Mother Says Her Son Is Sick


Criminal Justice News Summary 05-16-11

Illinois: Police officers train for dangerous scenarios

National: A look at the "sovereign citizen" movement. Byron Pitts reports on a movement the FBI now considers one of the nation's top domestic terror threats

Florida: Miami-Dade officer fatally shoots mentally ill man

D.C.: The Supreme Court by an 8-1 vote Monday enhanced the ability of police to break down a door and seize drugs or other evidence of wrongdoing if officers believe it is being destroyed

Michigan: Detroit moves to fire officer whose fatal shootings have cost the city $7.5 million.,0,4966035.story

Florida: SWAT uses tear gas against alleged burglars

California: Downtown L.A. residents still reeling after shooting by undercover officer,0,4755176.story

North Carolina: Man dead after shooting involving Brunswick deputy

Connecticut: Samurai Sword-Wielding Local Man Arrested. Brownleigh Road resident spared police Taser after alleged drug-fueled incident in Trader Joe's parking lot

Arizona: A look inside the world of Tucson Police S.W.A.T.

Florida: Polk deputies among those using long-range Taser

North Carolina: Canine deputy loses battle with cancer