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Report: Officer showed up to gun training with alcohol in system

According to the report, Kowalske, an eight-year veteran of the Roswell police force, told his supervisors that he was having trouble sleeping because of homicides he had investigated and that he sees “ghosts,” which causes him to drink.

Read more at: http://www.ajc.com/news/local/report-officer-showed-gun-training-with-alcohol-system/TdiXeEc5MSK9jGzIAeD4LK/

Officer allegedly showed up to firearms training with alcohol in system

by: Mike Petchenik
Updated: Jul 7, 2017 – 7:51 PM


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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – A Roswell police detective is serving a 30-day suspension after investigators said he showed up to a firearms training class with alcohol in his system, and records show the stresses of his job might have led to the incident.

Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik obtained Detective Zackery Kowalske’s personnel file and the internal affairs investigation into what happened.

On May 31, records show Kowalske showed up late for a firearms class at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga.

Documents said an instructor asked Kowalske why he was late and noted that

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Officer allegedly showed up to firearms training with alcohol in …

by: Mike Petchenik
Updated: Jul 7, 2017 – 7:51 PM


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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – A Roswell police detective is serving a 30-day suspension after investigators said he showed up to a firearms training class with alcohol in his system, and records show the stresses of his job might have led to the incident.

Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik obtained Detective Zackery Kowalske’s personnel file and the internal affairs investigation into what happened.

On May 31, records show Kowalske showed up late for a firearms class at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga.

Documents said an instructor asked Kowalske why he was late and noted that

Read more at: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/records-show-officer-suspended-for-showing-up-to-firearms-training-with-alcohol-in-system/552910025?ecmp=wsbtv_social_twitter_sfp

Armed woman dies in officer-involved shooting, police say

A 29-year-old woman was killed after an overnight officer-involved shooting in which she fled from officers and fired a handgun, according to Des Moines police.

Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek said in a news release that Tiffany Potter, of Des Moines, was shot by an officer around 2 a.m. Wednesday in the driveway of a home in the 1600 block of East 14th Street.

Authorities said the residents at the home have no connection to Potter, who was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died of her injuries shortly thereafter.

Parizek said Potter was driving a vehicle and was attempting to evade officers because of possible drug-related offenses, but he said officials will never know for sure. When she parked the car in the driveway, she fled on foot. She was armed with a handgun and fired at least one round, though it is unclear

Read more at: http://www.kcci.com/article/des-moines-police-woman-injured-in-officer-involved-shooting/10260297

UPDATE: Armed woman dies in officer-involved shooting

Des Moines police said a woman has died after an overnight officer-involved shooting.

According to police, the incident happened at around 2 a.m.

The woman involved in the shooting has been identified Tiffany Lynn Potter, 29, of Des Moines. She was taken to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Police said Potter was operating a vehicle that attempted to evade officers. Potter parked in the driveway at 1623 E. 14th Street, and fled from the vehicle.

According to police, Potter was armed with a handgun and fired at least one round.

Three Des Moines Police Department patrol officers were present at the scene, according to police. One officer fired his handgun. Immediately following the shooting, the officers present provided emergency medical aid to Potter.

According to police, these details have been corroborated by video recordings at the scene, and witness statements.

Read more at: http://www.kcci.com/article/des-moines-police-woman-injured-in-officer-involved-shooting/10260297

Your News for June 11: Exchange Club awards Officer of the Year …

Exchange Club of Greeley awards Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

The Union Colony Exchange Club of Greeley awarded John Zacavec with Law Enforcement Officer of the Year during a special club meeting May 15.

Zacavec is a Greeley Polic Department veteran of more than 12 years. His primary assignment is in the Patrol Division.

According to a release from the club, the Exchange Club chose Zacavec for this honor because of his expert skills as a major crime scene investigator, his certification by the International Identification Association and his service in the Weld County Critical Incident Response Team.

The Union Colony Exchange Club of Greeley meets the first and third Monday of each month at Cattleman’s Steak House, 2600 11th Street Rd.

Staff reports

Read more at: http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/local/your-news-for-june-11-exchange-club-awards-officer-of-the-year/

UKPD officer trains specifically for sexual assault cases


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837 students who responded to the annual CATS survey for the 2015-2016 school year reported being sexually assaulted. 20 percent of these individuals reported their case to the university, including the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center,

Read more at: http://www.kykernel.com/ukpd-officer-trains-specifically-for-sexual-assault-cases/article_aeb6abcc-1817-11e7-9979-8f7880a59ead.html

SLED releases reports from 2016 officer-involved shooting

When the suspect Joel Burt Keenan raised both of his pistols and pointed them at Aiken County Sheriff’s Deputy Sylvester Young, Jr., he reactively fired one fatal shot.

“He presented an obvious threat to my life and the lives of the by-standers in the immediate area,” Young said in a statement. “To defend my life and the lives of others, I engaged (Keenan) by firing my pistol.”

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division released their investigation documents on the 2016 officer-involved shooting involving Deputy Young, who has recently been put on administrative leave again this year for his second officer-involved shooting.

Young was recently put on administrative leave for a second time after he shot suspect Chanden Micah Emory in the arm on March 6.

However, Emory did not die in the shooting.

Emory, 23, of the 400 block of Edisto Drive in North Augusta, is charged with attempted murder, assault and battery first degree,

Read more at: http://www.northaugustastar.com/news/sled-releases-reports-from-officer-involved-shooting/article_07c8bc50-13e0-11e7-94a2-036cbe24ee46.html

Oklahoma police officer dies after traffic-stop shooting

(AP) — A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday morning after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.

Officer Justin Terney was shot several times late Sunday and died after undergoing surgery overnight, Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney said.

Terney had only graduated from police academy last summer, Kidney said.

“He was a very young officer, just getting a start,” he said. “He was taken way too soon.”

The man who fired on Terney was also shot multiple times and in intensive care Monday morning, Kidney said. Police have not released his identity.

Terney pulled over a vehicle about 11:30 p.m. Sunday in Tecumseh, 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City,

Read more at: http://www.wcbi.com/oklahoma-police-officer-dies-after-traffic-stop-shooting/