Human Error

Police Vehicles Collide at Intersection while Responding to Armed Subject

 
Officers were responding code to assist other officers with an armed subject. Two police vehicles entered a controlled intersection at a high rate of speed, one against the red traffic signal.

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Searched Suspect Gives Officer Big Switchblade Knife

 
I was coming onto shift and was told to transport a person with a warrant to the local county jail. I was getting all of the paperwork together when the arrestee began yelling at me. He was only yelling to get my attention.

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Deputy’s Vehicle Hit by Train while Responding to Infant in Distress

 
Two deputies in separate patrol SUVs were running code to an EMS call for an infant having difficulty breathing. On the way to the call, both of the deputies were stopped by a slow-moving freight train crossing the tracks in front of them.

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Officer Collides with Motorist while Pursuing Armed Robbery Suspects

 
Patrol officers spotted a car matching the description of a vehicle used in two earlier armed robberies in a nearby jurisdiction. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspects fled. The two officers pursued the vehicle, with speeds reaching 90mph on city roads.

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Hidden Firearm Found in Holding Cell

 
I was on a special street crimes unit, and one of my supervisors made a traffic stop. The driver was let go with a warning, but the passenger had an active warrant for missing a court hearing. I was the new guy and had to transport.

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Handgun Missed on Multiple Patdowns

 
An officer [with a local police department] conducted a traffic stop for a minor traffic violation. There were two occupants in the vehicle. Upon contact, the officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and was immediately backed up by a state trooper.

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Officer Accidentally Exposed to Fentanyl after Drug Seizure

 
A patrol officer observed two men in a parked vehicle engaging in behavior consistent with a drug transaction. When additional officers arrived, the officers blocked the suspect’s vehicle and contacted the driver and passenger. As officers approached, they observed the suspects attempting to rub a white powdery substance into the carpet on the floor of the vehicle.

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Prisoner Attempts Suicide in Back of Patrol Vehicle

 
Officers responded to a family fight. The investigation found the male subject was intoxicated and upset. During the fight, he had grabbed a shotgun inside the residence and told his girlfriend he was going to commit suicide. She was able to get the gun away from him prior to police arrival. Officers took the male subject into custody without incident and charged him with two felony weapons charges and three DV related charges.

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Officer Nearly Disarmed during Hospital Prisoner Detail

 
Patrol officers responded to a call for service at an apartment complex to check a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, the subject was disorderly, and when officers attempted to arrest him, he became combative. Officers had to use a Taser to control him and take him into custody. The suspect was determined to be under the influence of PCP.

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Accidental Discharge of Firearm during Foot Pursuit of Burglary Suspect

 
Officers responded to a male subject reportedly involved in a series of burglaries. When officers confronted the subject, who was carrying a 50 inch flat screen TV in his hands, the subject threw the TV at officers and fled on foot.

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