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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Call of the day

Police call of the day - Reviewing activity from overnight I read about an unusual police pursuit that started in Superior at about 1:30 AM. The fleeing vehicle came across the Blatnik Bridge into Duluth and proceeded north on Hwy 53. The vehicle ended up driving into the St. Louis County Jail parking lot where he stopped. Needless to say the driver will be spending some time at that location.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Best Practices for Investigating Officer Involved Shootings

As part of my role as the Mid-Size Agencies Section General Chair (part of the International Association of Chief's of Police) I recently attended a meeting to begin looking at best practices for investigating officer involved shootings.  It was a stimulating meeting that hit on many of the issues we face when investigating these incidents.  The work will continue through the next year with the recommendations coming out some time next year.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Synthetic Drug Bill

I just found out Representative Simonson's synthetic drug bill will not get a hearing this session, despite his hard work.  That means no new law at the state level.  We will continue to work on the nuisance injunction and wait for the federal trial, but will continue to vigorously look for ways to end the synthetic epidemic in our community.