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    Md. Report Calls for More Taser Restrictions

    Md. Report Calls for More Taser Restrictions
    Two years ago, a 20-year-old died after a Frederick County sheriff's deputy shocked him with a Taser. Now, a state task force is recommending that Tasers be used in fewer instances and that law enforcement track their use more closely. Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler created the Task Force on Electronic Weapons after a string of Taser-related problems, including the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    Driver Praised By Police For Ramming Cruiser

    Driver Praised By Police For Ramming Cruiser
    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -A Utah driver rammed a sheriff's patrol car on purpose and officers aren't even upset. West Valley City police say a man posted an ad asking for a massage. When he showed up at the appointed meeting place, instead of finding a woman police said a 21-year-old man hopped into the truck, flashed a gun and told ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +91
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    Sgt. And Deputy Badly Hurt After Wash. Shooting

    Sgt. And Deputy Badly Hurt After Wash. Shooting
    SEATTLE — For the third time in less than eight weeks, police officers in the state have been shot in the line of duty, this time by a man who was drunk and waiting to ambush them as they arrived to remove him from his brother's home, authorities said Tuesday. [widget:news__washington] David E. Crable, 35, shot two sheriff's officers Monday night ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -10
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    Lakewood Police Get Sad Reminder of Recent Tragedy

    Lakewood Police Get Sad Reminder of Recent Tragedy
    Monday night’s shooting of two Pierce County sheriff’s deputies hit home for Lakewood police, less than a month after they lost four officers at the hands of a single shooter. This time, tragedy struck 30 miles southeast, near Eatonville. Lakewood sent four or five patrol cars to assist at the scene and provide backup, Police Chief Bret Farrar said Tuesday. “My ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -8
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    Jurors Recommend Death Sentence For Calif. Cop Killer

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Jurors have recommended the death penalty for a 26-year-old man convicted of killing a police officer in California. [widget:news__officer_down] The same jurors who convicted Alberto Alvarez of murder with special circumstances in November determined Tuesday that he should be sentenced to death. Alvarez was found guilty of fatally shooting 38-year-old Officer Richard May in 2006 in East ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +22
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    Judge Scolds Officer Driving Three Times Legal Limit, Killing One

    COOK COUNTY - A Cook County judge on Tuesday admonished a Lockport police officer accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal crash, saying he should know the consequences of drinking and driving. [widget:news__all_discussion] Prosecutors say Edward Stapinski drove his Mitsubishi Gallant about 80 mph into a median on Interstate Highway 55 Sunday night, flipping his car into oncoming traffic and ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Is the Illinois Prison Safe?

    Is the Illinois Prison Safe?
    STERLING, Ill. — Federal officials tried on Tuesday to allay fears that moving terror suspects from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a rural western Illinois prison could make the state a terrorist target. The director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Harley Lappin, told a legislative panel that a new perimeter fence and other measures would make Thomson Correctional Center "the most ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -18
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    Raid Yields $1 Million Worth Of Cocaine

    Raid Yields $1 Million Worth Of Cocaine
    RICHMOND, Calif. — Three brothers and two other men face charges after authorities say they seized more than $1 million worth of cocaine in the east San Francisco Bay city of Richmond. Richmond Police Sgt. Bisa French announced Tuesday that after a yearlong investigation, federal agents and local police arrested Francisco, Jose and Casimiro Cruz on suspicion of drug trafficking charges ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +11
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    Police Save Fleeing Perp Drowning in River

    TAMPA, Fla. - A Zephyrhills man reportedly trying to get away from Tampa police had to be rescued by an officer after jumping into the Hillsborough River. [widget:news__florida] Police say 34-year-old Craig Kendrick was driving a suspected stolen vehicle with his two teenage sons early Monday morning, when an officer tried to pull him over. The car crashed after a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Clip-On Cameras May Be Wave of the Future For Law Enforcement

    Clip-On Cameras May Be Wave of the Future For Law Enforcement
    WATAUGA, TX - The first recording equipment police officers carried were voice recorders attached to the shoulders of their uniforms. Then came video cameras mounted in patrol cars. And now in Watauga and other jurisdictions in the state, police officers are wearing clip-on video cameras. In recent weeks, three Watauga motorcycle officers have been equipped with Vievu cameras to record traffic ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -7
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    Loophole Lets Mentally Ill Texas Juveniles Go Free

    TYLER, Texas — A 16-year-old former juvenile detainee is accused of stabbing a high school teacher to death with a butcher knife. Another teen was convicted of killing a roofer during a 30-minute robbery spree. Both were released by the Texas Youth Commission because the agency wasn't equipped to treat their mental illnesses and had to let them go under the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -8
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    Calif. Court Overturns Ban On Felons Owning Body Armor

    Calif. Court Overturns Ban On Felons Owning Body Armor
    A police advocacy group has criticized an appeals court judgment last week overturning a law that prevented violent felons from owning body armor, saying the ruling will put officers and the public in danger. The decade-old ban was enacted after the 1997 North Hollywood shootout, a confrontation between police and two heavily armored bank robbers that injured officers and civilians. The ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -53
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    Cop Off Streets After Pulling Gun at Snowball Fight

    Cop Off Streets After Pulling Gun at Snowball Fight
    WASHINGTON - D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier criticized a veteran detective Monday for pulling a gun during a mass snowball fight. D.C. Police Det. Mike Baylor - a 28-year veteran of the force - has been placed on desk duty while authorities investigate the incident. Lanier said she had watched video clips from the weekend confrontation and has no doubt that ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -7
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    Pa. Officer Fired After Tobacco ID Assault

    A suburban Philadelphia police officer has been fired after he allegedly punched a store manager who asked for ID when the off-duty officer tried to buy chewing tobacco. [widget:news__pennsylvania] Ridley Township commissioners on Monday approved the firing of 33-year-old Officer Brian Decker. Authorities say he repeatedly punched a convenience store manager in the face and head last week after she requested ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -14
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    Colo. Woman Accused Of Making 48 False 911 Calls

    GREELEY, Colo. — Sheriff's officials arrested a woman suspected of making up to 48 false distress calls to 911 in a four-month period. [widget:news__off_beat] The woman, 44, was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempting to influence a public servant, false reporting and resisting arrest. Sheriff's officials said a caller using a prepaid mobile phone would say she was going to kill ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -7
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    Man Approaching With Ax Shot by Police

    DES PLAINES, Ill. - Authorities in suburban Chicago say a Des Plaines police officer fatally shot a 24-year-old man who refused to drop the ax he was holding. [widget:news__illinois] The Cook County medical examiner's office says Krzysztof Kaczor (KRISH'-stof kot-CHUR') was pronounced dead early Monday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Des Plaines Police Chief Jim Prandini says his ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    DC Chief Slams Officer Over Gun at Snowball Fight

    DC Chief Slams Officer Over Gun at Snowball Fight
    WASHINGTON — The city's police chief slammed a veteran detective Monday for pulling a gun during a mass snowball fight that had been advertised on Twitter. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said she watched video clips from the confrontation and has no doubt the off-duty detective pulled his gun after snowballs hit his personal car during Saturday's record snowfall. "Let me ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -9
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    Two Deputies ‘Ambushed’ in Wa., Perp Killed

    Two Deputies ‘Ambushed’ in Wa., Perp Killed
    EATONVILLE, Pierce County — Two Pierce County sheriff's deputies were seriously wounded late Monday after they were "ambushed" while responding to a domestic-violence call, according to the Sheriff's Department. The shooting suspect, identified as 35-year-old David E. Crable, was shot and killed in the Monday night shootout near Eatonville, sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said. A deputy, shot multiple times, was in ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -56
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    Slain Officer's Family Urges Changes To Parole System

    Slain Officer's Family Urges Changes To Parole System
    Family and friends of slain Penn Hills police Officer Michael Crawshaw have sent a letter to 100 state lawmakers, judges and other officials urging them to strictly enforce and tighten guidelines for criminal sentencing, parole and parole violations. Ronald Robinson, 32, of Homewood, who is charged with the slayings of Officer Crawshaw and another man Dec. 6, has a long criminal ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    Probation Agent Must Approve Teen's Girlfriends

    APPLETON, Wis. - A Wisconsin teenager will need legal permission to date girls for the next three years after he was convicted of fleeing to Tennessee with his girlfriend in a stolen car. [widget:news__videos] Nineteen-year-old Jordan S. Christensen of Appleton was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and three years' probation. Outagamie County Judge John Des Jardins has ordered "no ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +10
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