Nebraska state troopers say radio problems too risky
A Nebraska state trooper reaches through shattered glass at the scene of a 14-hour standoff last June in Alliance, Neb. Radio communications failed during the standoff, in which a gunman shot and wounded three officers and a hostage.
Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 7:30 pm, Sun Jul 6, 2014.
LINCOLN — Nebraska state troopers are raising renewed alarm about a $17.3 million state radio system they say is putting law enforcement officers at risk.
The troopers union has filed a formal complaint asking that the high-tech system be scrapped, citing dangerous confrontations that involved injuries to law enforcement officers. State lawmakers and the former head of the State Patrol also are expressing concern.
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Sunday, March 24, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 7:30 pm.