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    Sheriff Rules Against Ethics Inspection

    Sheriff Rules Against Ethics Inspection
    PALM BEACH COUNTY - The public's desire for an Office of Inspector General to seek out wrongdoing anywhere in Palm Beach County is encountering its first hurdle. While Palm Beach County commissioners once opposed to the extra scrutiny did an abrupt reversal and approved strict reforms this month, other high officials just aren't getting the message. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw has ruled ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    City's Cops Go High-Tech, Can Ticket Straight From Cruiser

    The tense moments you spend sweating in your car, waiting for a police officer to write your latest traffic ticket could be fewer, thanks to a new technology Fredericksburg Police are introducing. Fredericksburg is the first locality in Virginia to install equipment in police cars that allows officers to fill out and print traffic tickets straight from their vehicles. The new ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +11
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    Washington Deputy Wounded In Ambush Dies

    Washington Deputy Wounded In Ambush Dies
    SEATTLE — One of the Pierce County sheriff's officers shot in an ambush by a drunken man has died after being taken off life support, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday evening. Deputy Kent Mundell suffered life-threatening injuries and had been hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle since the shooting a week ago. He died at 5:04 p.m. with his family ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -64
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    Ottawa Officer Killed in Stabbing Outside Hospital

    Ottawa Officer Killed in Stabbing Outside Hospital
    Update: The slain officer has been identified as Constable Eric Czapnik, 51. OTTAWA — A former Mountie with a troubled past is in custody after an Ottawa police officer was ambushed and stabbed to death outside a hospital in the cold, dark hours of Tuesday morning. A lawyer for Kevin Gregson, 43, says his client is expected to appear in an ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -53
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    Phila. Rethinks How Police Probe Domestic Abuse

    When a Philadelphia police officer responds to a domestic violence call, the officer probably does not know if the home has a history of problems or whether someone living there has an active restraining order. If there are no obvious signs of violence, the officer typically can do nothing more than leave a business card with hotline numbers. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] And ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +5
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    Anti-Terror Officials Let Terror Suspect Keep Visa

    WASHINGTON - The State Department says counterterrorism agencies were warned that the Nigerian man who allegedly tried to blow up an airliner Christmas Day may be under extremists' influence. [widget:news__politics] State Department spokesman Ian Kelly says it was up to the National Counterterrorism Center to coordinate the interagency effort that would have blocked 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from entering the U.S. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -13
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    Increased Patrols Credited For Drop In Violence At Border

    Increased Patrols Credited For Drop In Violence At Border
    Even as rampant drug-related killings continue in Mexico, intensified U.S. efforts to prevent the violence from spilling across the border are succeeding, according to federal data and law enforcement officials. Murders in key U.S. border cities dropped in the first half of 2009, new FBI crime data show, and some law enforcement officials say that trend is continuing. Although 1,000 people ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
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    San Jose Police Mount Cameras on Officer's Heads to Record Exchanges

    San Jose Police Mount Cameras on Officer's Heads to Record Exchanges
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Grainy cell phone images are often used against cops accused of using excessive violence. Now, officers are being armed with their own cameras. The so-called head cameras are the latest technology to come from TASER International, Inc., makers of the stun guns popular with law enforcement. "It's like the helmet cam you've seen on X Games," said ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -12
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    Number of Police Who Died on Duty Declines Nationwide

    While Western Pennsylvania mourned the deaths of four police officers this year, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty nationwide fell to a 50-year low, according to a new report. The decline -- 124 officers died on duty this year compared to 133 in 2008 -- was offset by a spike in the number of shooting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +8
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    Cash Seizures Quadruple On U.S.-Mexico Border

    PHOENIX — Seizures of money bound mostly for Mexico's violent drug cartels more than quadrupled this year on the Arizona border, and government officials are crediting beefed-up screening at checkpoints. Inspectors intercepted $1.1 million heading into Mexico in fiscal 2008. This year, they netted $4.9 million. [widget:news__narcotics] Brian Levin, a Customs and Border Protection spokesman, said the seizures reflect a new ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    South Texas Prison Guard Sought for Murder

    A multistate manhunt continues today for a Texas prison guard accused in the killings of his wife and mother-in-law, who were stabbed in front of children in Rosenberg earlier in the day, officials said. Authorities are searching for 44-year-old Albert James Turner, who is charged in the deaths of 39-year-old Keitha Frank Turner and 66-year-old Betty Jo Frank, said Lt. Colin ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Court Restricts Police Use of Tasers to Immediate Threats

    Court Restricts Police Use of Tasers to Immediate Threats
    Police who use stun guns must first believe their target represents an immediate threat, not simply acts erratically or refuses to obey orders, a federal court has ruled. The San Francisco Chronicle says that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' 3-0 ruling "sets judicial standards for police and for people hit by a Taser who claim they were victims of excessive ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -84
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    Key Security Agencies Lack Permanent Leaders

    Key Security Agencies Lack Permanent Leaders
    WASHINGTON – Two federal agencies charged with keeping potential terrorists off airplanes and out of the country have been without their top leaders for nearly a year. It took the Obama administration more than eight months to nominate anyone to lead the Transportation Security Administration and the Customs and Border Protection agency. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of U.S. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -4
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    Man Detained After Stolen Plane Crashes by Runway

    FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick city police say a plane stolen from a hangar at Frederick Airport crashed into grass by a runway when the pilot lost control. [widget:news__maryland] Officers called to the airport around 2:15 a.m. Monday were told that after the plane crashed, a man who was operating the Piper Super Cub airplane ran from the area. A man who ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +5
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    Badge Deflects Bullet, Saves Tenn. Cop Shot During Traffic Stop

    Badge Deflects Bullet, Saves Tenn. Cop Shot During Traffic Stop
    OAKLAND, Tenn. — New, heavier badges used by the Oakland police this year may have saved one officer’s life. Officer Joshua Smith's new badge was hit during gunfire exchange at a traffic stop on Thursday, keeping the bullet from striking his body. Oakland Police Chief Keith Hogwood said the officer was wearing his bullet-proof vest, but it was the badge that ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +73
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    California Man Seriously Injured After Burning Divorce Papers

    California Man Seriously Injured After Burning Divorce Papers
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento firefighters say a man has been seriously injured after starting a house fire while apparently burning his divorce papers. Sacramento Fire Department Capt. Jim Doucette says the man lived with his father, who says his son was distraught. The father tells firefighters his son had been lighting things on fire all night Friday. The fire began Saturday ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +5
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    Off-Duty Deputy Fires As Burglar Jumping Out Neighbor’s Window

    OXON HILL, Md. - Prince George's County police say an off-duty Alexandria sheriff's deputy exchanged gunfire with a burglary suspect he saw climb out of a window of a neighbor's house in Oxon Hill. [widget:news__washington_dc_area] Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne says neither the deputy nor the burglar was struck in the exchange Sunday morning on Addison Drive. Police say someone alerted the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    Napolitano Concedes Airline Security System Failed

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano conceded Monday that the aviation security system failed when a young man on a watchlist with a U.S. visa in his pocket and a powerful explosive hidden on his body was allowed to board a fight from Amsterdam to Detroit. [widget:news__airport_police] The Obama administration has ordered investigations into the two areas of aviation ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -7
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    Repeated Use Of Force Questioned In California

    Repeated Use Of Force Questioned In California
    In July 2007, San Jose police officer John Marfia knocked Camille Monet Fisher to the floor of a downtown parking garage, smashing her face into the asphalt. Two weeks later, she would learn a fetus she was carrying was dead. In October 2007, Marfia struck Carlos Duran with both hands in the chest, knocked him down, and then pinned his head ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -11
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    SC Sheriff's Deputy Fired After Fighting Officers

    SC Sheriff's Deputy Fired After Fighting Officers
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A South Carolina's sheriff's deputy has been fired after investigators say he fought fellow deputies who responded to a disturbance call. WYFF-TV reported that the Greenville County Sheriff's Office fired 43-year-old Deputy Eric McKaig following the disturbance in Simpsonville on Saturday afternoon. [widget:news__south_carolina] Deputies responding to the call found a woman who said she had been in a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -20
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