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    Court: Sheriff Joe Can Play Christmas Music‎

    Court: Sheriff Joe Can Play Christmas Music‎
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio - the self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" in America - likes Christmas music, especially "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and anything by Alvin and the Chipmunks, and apparently he thinks the 8,000 inmates inside his Phoenix jail should, too. So it was with some glee that his Maricopa County office announced Thursday in a red-and-green press release that the "sixth and ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +83
  • -5

    Tenn. Police Department Faces 2010 Without Academy

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Chattanooga Police Department didn't hire any new officers in 2009 and, because of city budget constraints, has no plans to do so during fiscal year 2010. "Money could come from somewhere before the end of the 2009-2010 budget year," police Chief Freeman Cooper said. "But I have no idea where that money might be coming from." The ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -5
  • -26

    Training Academy Screw-Ups Send 35 Officers Back For Classes

    Training Academy Screw-Ups Send 35 Officers Back For Classes
    The police academy run by Prince George's Community College has been barred from conducting new police training classes until it can assure the state that it is providing proper instruction. Thirty-five rookie officers who graduated last year and this year and are working for local departments also have been forced to return to the academy. They were brought back in the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -26
  • -6

    Armed, Masked Man Steels $367 From Bingo Game

    Caledonia - Police continued their search Sunday for two robbers who stole $367.50 from a bingo game at the Racine Elks Lodge in Caledonia and for the driver who helped them escape. [widget:news__off_beat] The armed and masked robbers first encountered a 69-year-old Caledonia man Saturday as he was leaving the hall at 5844 Douglas Ave., forced him on the ground and ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -6
  • -4

    One Dead, Five Hurt In CA Coast Guard Boat Collision

    One Dead, Five Hurt In CA Coast Guard Boat Collision
    SAN DIEGO — A 33-foot Coast Guard vessel and a pleasure boat collided as a Christmas watercraft parade was going on in San Diego Bay, killing an 8-year-old boy and seriously injuring five people, authorities said. There were no other injuries among the 13 people aboard the 24-foot pleasure boat in the 6 p.m. accident Sunday, Coast Guard spokeswoman Jetta Disco ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Investigators Determine Police Shooting Justified

    The two Des Moines police officers who shot and killed an armed 40 year-old man on Saturday appear to have used justifiable force, according to the Federal Way Police Department, which is investigating the shooting. "All indications are that the officers acted appropriately and according to their training and state law," said Federal Way Police Commander Stan McCall. [widget:news__shootings] The two ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +13
  • -12

    RI Officer Charged With Assault On Cuffed Woman

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island police officer was indicted Friday on charges that he kicked a handcuffed woman in the head after removing her from a slot parlor for disorderly conduct, authorities said. Edward Krawetz, 40, has been suspended without pay from the Lincoln Police Department and also faces administrative charges, said Lincoln police Capt. Raymond Bousquet. [widget:news__all_discussion] Krawetz was ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -12
  • -52

    D.C. Policeman Accused of Pulling Gun to Quell Snowball Fight

    D.C. Policeman Accused of Pulling Gun to Quell Snowball Fight
    WASHINGTON, DC - A Washington, D.C. plainclothes police officer accused of pulling a gun after his car was pelted during a Twitter-inspired snowball fight in downtown Washington has been placed on desk duty pending an investigation, The Washington Post reports. Police initially denied any weapon had been displayed until video footage and witnesses indicated otherwise. The video footage shows that the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -52
  • -75

    Police Recruit, 24, Dies During Department Agility Test

    Police Recruit, 24, Dies During Department Agility Test
    HOLLY HILL, Fla. - A Holly Hill police recruit died Saturday during a pre-employment physical-agility test, authorities said. Robert Tramaine Williams, 24, of Daytona Beach collapsed about 2 p.m. after completing the test, police said. Officers immediately administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation and paramedics tried to revive Williams, but he was pronounced dead at Halifax Health Medical Center about an hour later. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -75
  • +39

    9/11 Hero Cop Wins $1M in TV Poker Game

    9/11 Hero Cop Wins $1M in TV Poker Game
    NEW YORK CITY - After he was severely injured on 9/11, city cop Mike Kosowski started playing online poker to escape the pain. All those hours in front of a computer paid off - Kosowski just won $1 million on a TV poker show. "Talk about lucky," said Kosowski, 53, of Staten Island. "I was one of the luckiest guys in ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +39
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    Police Shoot, Kill man in Domestic Violence Call

    Police Shoot, Kill man in Domestic Violence Call
    FEDERAL WAY - A police officer shot and killed an unidentified person following a domestic violence call Saturday afternoon. The shooting took place near the Corner Mart convenience store at the corner of 272nd Street and Pacific Highway South following a brief pursuit, Des Moines police said. [widget:news__firearms] Medics responded at about 3 p.m., and treated the shooting victim with CPR, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +10
  • -31

    CA Cops Experiment with Head-Mounted Cameras

    CA Cops Experiment with Head-Mounted Cameras
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose police are testing head-mounted cameras to record interactions with the public. The test using 18 patrol officers comes as citizens' groups criticize the department for too often using force during arrests. [widget:news__off_beat] Officers are to turn on the cameras every time they talk with anyone. They download the recordings after every shift. The cameras are ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -31
  • -26

    Police Follow Texts to Horrific Murder-Suicide

    Police Follow Texts to Horrific Murder-Suicide
    WEST JORDAN, Utah — Two adults and their two children were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide after friends, relatives and co-workers received text messages from the father saying he had killed his family, police said. Justin Zachariah Matern, 34; his estranged wife Melissa Ann Matern, 31; and their sons, 6-year-old Gabriel and 4-year-old Raiden, were found dead from apparent gunshot ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -26
  • -20

    One Left Dead in Fatal TV Stabbing

    One Left Dead in Fatal TV Stabbing
    LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas police say they arrested a 22-year-old man in the fatal stabbing of another man during an argument over a flat-screen television. Records show Mathew Beard was being held Friday at the Clark County jail following his arrest late Thursday at an apartment complex south of the Las Vegas Strip. [widget:news__california] The identity of the dead man was not ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -20
  • +65

    28 State Troopers Called Back to Work

    28 State Troopers Called Back to Work
    LANSING, Mich. - Twenty-eight Michigan State Police troopers laid off almost six months ago are being called back to work, thanks to an infusion of federal stimulus money. State police say in a statement Friday that the troopers will be recalled Jan. 11 and will return to their previous work sites. [widget:news__academies] About of 100 troopers were laid off June 28 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +65
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    Ariz. Officer Killed by Patrol Car in Chase

    Ariz. Officer Killed by Patrol Car in Chase
    PHOENIX - An Arizona law officer has died after being struck by another officer's patrol car while laying down spike strips during a high-speed chase. The Department of Public Safety says 28-year-old Chris Marano died Thursday night. Lt. Steve Harrison says the chase reached speeds of 100 mph, starting after a vehicle was spotted with a stolen license plate. As ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -101
  • -12

    Police Release New Sketches of Serial Killer

    Police Release New Sketches of Serial Killer
    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police have released two new composite sketches of a man believed to have killed at least 11 people since 1985. The sketches, released Thursday, use age-enhancement techniques to show how the man dubbed the "Grim Sleeper" might look like today. The sketches are based on the description given by a woman who survived a brutal assault ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -12
  • -8

    Police Still Searching for Missing 4-Year Old Boy

    Police Still Searching for Missing 4-Year Old Boy
    NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Officers in upstate New York are pressing their search for a 4-year-old boy who police say wandered away from the family apartment while under the care of his mom's boyfriend. [widget:news__new_york] Police say Marc Anthony Bookal vanished from the Newburgh apartment Monday. They've been using dogs and dive teams have been checking the nearby Hudson River but on ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -8
  • +9

    Border Sheriffs Get Fed Funding

    WASHINGTON — A $446.8 billion spending bill for various federal agencies, passed by the House on Thursday, includes $4.8 million in funding for county sheriff departments along the U.S.-Mexico border. The funds were tucked into the bill by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas. She said the money would be used to pay for overtime, hire additional personnel and purchase equipment. [widget:news__chiefs__sheriffs] ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +9
  • +11

    Naked Man Knocks Out Teeth Fleeing Police

    BRIDGEPORT -- A city man lost his two front teeth and faces criminal charges as a result of standing stark naked on a public street corner Tuesday night and failing to comply with police orders, police said. City police reported that Luis Torres Jr., 27, of West Liberty Street, was standing at the intersection of Park Avenue and West Liberty at ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +11
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