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Bradenton, Florida, police officer Amy Schwartz was suspended for 100 hours without pay and ordered to go to counseling and re-training after she failed to respond with due urgency to a shooting. Schwartz was assigned by dispatch as the primary responding officer but did not activate her lights and siren, obeyed all speed limits, stopped for stop lights and even pulled to the side to allow another officer, who was running his lights and siren, to pass. She told internal affairs she does not use her lights and siren to respond to calls unless a fellow officer is down or has requested help.