Human Error

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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Simple Shoplift – Loaded .45

 
I responded to a misdemeanor shoplifting while working an extra job at a department store. The store camera operator alerted me to a pair of men, one of whom was stuffing clothes down the front of his pants. I happened to be talking to an on-duty officer at the time who came with me to make the stop.

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SWAT Operator Nearly Shot during Shoot House Training

 
The scenario was set up to keep operators in their line of fire and rely on other operators to do their jobs. My thought was that it would be a situation that would train the subject matter that I wanted trained.

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Search Warrant and Forced Entry on Wrong House

 
Deputies responded to a known drug house. At the house, deputies contacted a known female and arrested her on outstanding arrest warrants. The female is not a CI, but she has given prior credible information that has led to the arrests of other criminals. On this occasion, she again wanted to give info…

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Handcuffed Subject Discards Gun in Police Car

 
My partner and I responded for a “Suspicious Persons” call wherein the anonymous caller described two subjects selling heroin with one subject armed with a gun. Upon our arrival, we located the described subjects and placed them in handcuffs. Immediately after we handcuffed both subjects, relatives and friends exited the residence the subjects were in front of and became verbally hostile towards us.

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DUI Suspect – Street Fight

 
A patrol officer responded to a report of a drunk driver involved in a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival at the scene, the officer observed several people attacking the driver of the vehicle.

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Officer Killed, Ensuing Manhunt with Ill-Established Command and Control

 
[City Police] observed a subject wanted for the murder of a police officer and other serious crimes. Multiple agencies converged on the area, and the suspect opened fire on responding officers.

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Homicide of U.S. Marshall during Service of Murder Warrant

 
Members of local law enforcement in multiple counties as well as task force members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task force were attempting to serve murder warrants on three individuals. Officers believed the suspects were inside of a boarding house, and the officers had been at the location earlier that same day attempting to locate the suspects.

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Transfer of Unsearched Suspect between Agencies Leads to Suspect’s Suicide

 
A suspect was arrested after a foot chase and shooting a Deputy. He was arrested by a different agency and handed off to the investigating agency. During the transfer, officers on the scene failed to notify officers from the investigating agency that the suspect had not been properly searched.

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Unlawful Seizure/Detention

 
A patrol officer was investigating a motor vehicle collision when the officer noticed an individual walking by the location. The officer identified the individual as a person of interest in recent breaking-and-entering incidents in the area. The officer contacted the individual and requested that the individual accompany the officer to the police station.

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