Officer Quickfire Recap: Second Week of November

It can be hard to keep up with all of the news that occurs on daily basis.

Because of this, the Officer.com staff presents the "Quickfire Weekly Recap."

Here are some of the stories you may have missed that ran on our site this week:

Weekend (Nov. 8-10)

A report states that a tactical Captiol Police squad was recalled from responding to the Washington Navy Yard rampage in part because of concerns about possible threats to the U.S. Capitol.

The two-page document released Friday says the unit became stuck in traffic and was unable to reach the command post during the Sept. 16 shooting.

Attorneys for New York City asked a federal appeals court Saturday to vacate a judge's orders that require the police department to change its "Stop-and-Frisk" practice.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court stayed a judge's decision on Oct. 31, pending an appeal.

A San Antonio police officer was shot in the leg and another was injured during an altercation at an emergency center on Sunday.

The suspect was shot in the abdomen during and all there were expected to recover.

A Columbus police officer was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound while on duty Sunday night.

Paramedics responded to the police department's property room, where the officer was pronounced dead.

Monday (Nov. 11)

NYPD officials say a man who apparently had been kicked out of a band fatally shot three of his bandmates and wounded a fourth in a Brooklyn row house before killing himself.

All of the dead were believed to be Iranian nationals living in the United States.

Two suspects were charged in connection with a fatal shooting at a house party in suburban Houston.

Two teenagers were killed and more than a dozen others were wounded in the shooting in Cypress on Sunday.

Tampa police officers are going to receive some unique training thanks to the Florida Holocaust Museum.

Within the next few months, every police officer and new recruit will attend lessons taught by Holocaust museum staff on the role police agencies played in the Holocaust.

Tuesday (Nov. 12)

More and more, body-worn cameras are revealing the dangers faced by law enforcement officers on a daily basis.

The technology was highlighted when the Daytona Beach Police Department released graphic from September showing officers shooting a man holding a woman at knifepoint.

A panel of judicial and law enforcement experts recently traveled the country reviewing public safety issues on American Indian reservations.

The commission came up with is a 324-page report that seeks to close gaps in public safety in tribal communities.

A panel of Manhattan federal judges says officers must now investigate anonymous 911 calls before they can investigate the crimes being reported.

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of an ex-con caught by cops carrying a gun in 2011.

Dashcam video was released showing an incident in which a Michigan State Police trooper and a suspect fell from a highway overpass.

The trooper was chasing after the suspect who fled on foot from a vehicle following a pursuit the night of Nov. 1 in Saginaw County.

Wednesday (Nov. 13)

The murder trial began this week in the death of two Tampa police officers who were killed in the line of duty three years ago.

Dontae Morris is accused of fatally shooting officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab during a traffic stop on June 29, 2010.

The Suffolk County Police Department has made several changes to connect better with the Hispanic community following a DOJ probe.

Those changes range from improved communication to a requirement that at least 10 percent of every new police class is made up of Spanish speakers.

The first Transportation Security Administration officer killed in the line of duty was remembered at a memorial service.

TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez was fatally shot when a gunman opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 1.

NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly traveled to Abu Dhabi to launch a training and information exchange to help fight terrorism.

Kelly signed an agreement with the city to share information about critical infrastructure protection and best practices for policing

Thursday (Nov. 14)

An Oregon police chief believes that a homemade bomb that detonated at the Jackson County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday was an act of domestic terrorism.

Medford Police Chief Tim George said he is confident it was a domestic terror attack and a joint investigation between federal, state and local agencies is looking into the incident.

Pittsburgh police investigated a shooting that left three students wounded outside one of the city's largest high schools.

Investigators said a drug-related feud may have fueled the violence and arrested a 16-year-old student they believed was responsible.

Philadelphia police charged a 17-year-old with witness intimidation over material posted on his Twitter page.

Investigators are also probing what connection Nasheen Anderson of East Germantown may have to an anonymous Instagram account, rats 215, that outed more than 30 witnesses of violent crime across the city.

Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced to life in prison for murders committed in the 1970s and '80s

The sentencing brings to a close a case that exposed FBI corruption and left many believing that he would never be brought to justice.

Friday (Nov. 15)

Federal agents are focusing more attention on guns made entirely out of plastic as a law banning undetectable firearms is about to expire.

3-D industrial printers used to create plastic models and prototypes can also make guns that can't be picked up by metal detectors.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates.

The policy includes allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gender they identify with instead of their biological sex.

 

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