Practice What You Preach

Practice What You Preach

A few years ago, while teaching a Certified Motorcycle Training Officer (CMTO) class at the California Highway Patrol's Motorcycle Academy, I spent a fair amount of time instilling in the new training officers the need for them to lead from the front. I explained that by earning the ...
Washington Post Fallout

Washington Post Fallout

The Washington Post is doing a tremendously useful thing by creating and maintaining a database of officer-involved shootings. I personally donate to the fatal encounters database, but this is great. The Stats Much bandied-about in the press are statistics that 2.5 people a day in ...
VIDEO: Utah Shooting Footage

VIDEO: Utah Shooting Footage

On Aug. 11, 2014, Salt Lake police were called to a report of a possible man with a gun near 2100 South and State Street. A witness claimed three men were flashing a gun in the area. Cruz was in the area and arrived first. He spotted the three men based on the witness description ...
VIDEO: Wash. Police Shooting

VIDEO: Wash. Police Shooting

Body-camera footage of an exchange of gunfire between a deputy and a man he chased on foot appears to back the version of events released earlier by Spokane County sheriff’s officials. The Liberty Lake Police Department on Wednesday released two body camera videos that captured ...