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- David Melton has sent you the following story:Posted on Thursday, Mar. 03, 2011Officer is accused of sexual batteryBy TIM POTTERA Wichita patrol officer has been charged with committing sexual battery while on duty in two separate incidents, an emotional police chief said Wednesday."No one x2014; no one x2014; is above the law," including police officers, Police Chief Norman Williams said at a City Hall news conference Wednesday shortly after prosecutors filed charges against Officer Joseph McGill."I'm highly disappointed; I'm highly disturbed by this," Williams said.
- David Melton has sent you the following story:Posted on Tuesday, May. 17, 2011Former deputy faces murder charge in Kingman courtBy TIM POTTERKINGMAN x97; A few years ago, Brett Seacat was working as a Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy, providing security in courtrooms.But Monday afternoon, Seacat was the one being secured x97; with handcuffs around his wrists and chains around his ankles, wearing jail orange.Seacat, who became an instructor with the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center after his court-security job, made his initial appearance in Kingman County District Court on Monday, charged with murdering his wife.
- David Melton has sent you the following story:Posted on Friday, May. 27, 2011Study urges police to be cautious with stun gunsBy DAVE COLLINSPolice officers using stun guns should avoid shooting suspects multiple times or for prolonged periods to reduce the risk of potential injury or death, according to a new U.S. Justice Department study prompted by hundreds of police-involved deaths across the country.Coroners and other medical experts on the study panel concluded that while the effects of prolonged and repeated stun gun use on the body are not fully understood, most deaths officially attributed to Tasers and similar devices are from multiple or lengthy discharges of the weapons.The panel reviewed nearly 300 cases in which people died from 1999 to 2005 after police shot them with stun guns, but found that most of the deaths were caused by underlying health problems and other issues. Of those cases, the experts examined 22 in which the use of stun guns was listed as an official cause of death.