Training Issues

Non-Compliant Subject Drags Officers during Traffic Stop

 
Around 0230, an officer on patrol initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling without its headlights on. The officer utilized a driver side approach and contacted the driver. When the officer asked the driver for his driver’s license, insurance, or any form of identification, the driver replied that he did not have anything with him.

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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 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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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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Swatting Incident at University

 
A male subject called 911 and said that his “roommate” had a gun and was headed to a named school campus and planned on shooting people. The caller added that his “roommate” was dressed in black. University, city, state and federal law enforcement agencies responded.

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Van Nearly Strikes Officer during Nighttime Traffic Stop

 
I conducted a traffic stop for a suspected DUI. As I was interacting with and evaluating the driver early in the contact (and with the driver still in the car), I heard a vehicle approaching from behind.

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Suspended Driver Shoots Officer During Traffic Stop

 
This incident occurred in May 1995 at 0230 in the morning. I received a radio call about a person at a [diner] who refused to pay their bill. Initial contact with the subject suggested he was very timid, and the manager just wanted him to be put out.

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Correctional Officer Goes Down Transporting Maximum Security Inmate

 
Two corrections officers were assigned to transport a maximum security inmate to the local hospital for a doctors consultation in the ER. The inmate was secured to the gurney with handcuffs and leg irons. Corrections officer (CO) 1 was standing in the doorway while CO 2 was just inside the doorway of the the room near a counter and sink. CO 2 started to lean towards the wall and collapsed onto the floor, striking his head on the counter as he fell.

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Accidental Use of Live Rounds

 
An officer was dispatched for a subject behaving erratically near a school, possibly armed with a knife. The responding officer was less-lethal trained (a 12 gauge shotgun, painted a different color, but capable of firing 12 gauge rounds). Upon arrival of the officer, the subject fled, and the officer tried to use his less-lethal shotgun on the subject.

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Inmate Attempts to Disarm Officers at the Hospital

 
In February 2013, at approximately 1608 hours, I received a call from Officer #1 reporting that an inmate was just taken down to the floor by him and Officer #2 after the inmate tried to take his weapon.

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