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Topeka Police Adjust Procedures

Associated Press - July 24, 2016 5:48 pm

A Topeka police detective and a suspect were wounded as officers tried to take the suspect into custody.

A Topeka police detective and a suspect were wounded as officers tried to take the suspect into custody.

Law enforcement agencies in Topeka have been taking steps to ensure officer safety after incidents elsewhere that have claimed officers’ lives.

Police Chief James Brown says the Topeka Police Department is implementing two-person patrols to some extent. The department also is taking other measures that aren’t being disclosed.

Kansas City, Kansas, police Capt. Robert Melton was killed Tuesday in the line of duty. Earlier this month, five officers in Dallas and three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were killed in ambushes targeting police

Topeka Police spokeswoman Amy McCarter says there has also been a recent influx of community support, including food and flowers and notes of support left in the department’s lobby.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office also is assessing some procedures.

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Associate Press information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal

 

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