Arthur Coleman (4609)

1/26/2009: Officers from multiple county, state and federal agencies converged in a pre-dawn initiative to arrest Coleman for felony warrants. Coleman and a female associate attempted to escape in separate cars, Coleman using his white Acura to threaten officers, striking two of them. He was shot to death. His associate was also shot at before police realized there were children in her car. She surrendered. Questions arose: Coleman was working as an informant at the time, police filed dubious reports, and his criminal record although long was non-violent.

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