Sunday, January 30, 2011

Deadly 'War On Cops' Sparks US Tactic Review

US government officials are set to review a spate of deadly attacks on police officers that has been dubbed a 'war on cops'.

A series of shootings has left 15 officers dead in January alone - with 11 gunned down in one 24-hour period alone.

The Department of Justice says it will study whether the behaviour of officers, deficits in training or financial cut-backs could have contributed to the number of fatalities.

The crisis has been highlighted by extraordinary CCTV footage from a police station in Detroit showing a man opening fire on officers, injuring four.

The gunman struck because he was angry at a search of his home.

The shootings have taken place across the US and follow a dramatic rise in the number of officers killed in the line of duty last year. Read More...