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    Unlikely Hero Helps Police Catch Two Would-Be Burglars

    Unlikely Hero Helps Police Catch Two Would-Be Burglars
    HIALEAH, FL - An unlikely hero helped catch two would-be burglars Monday afternoon. Cynthia Valdes, 12, quickly alerted authorities to the intruders when they broke into her Hialeah home. Cynthia was home alone on Monday. School was out for the Presidents’ Day holiday, her mom was working and her dad had stepped out to get food. Just before 1 p.m., someone ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +38
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    Ex-Cop Arrested Hours After Murdered Wife Was Laid to Rest

    Ex-Cop Arrested Hours After Murdered Wife Was Laid to Rest
    Hours after a strangled Bronx mom was laid to rest Tuesday, her abusive ex-cop husband was hauled out of his crash pad in handcuffs. Detectives arrested Eddy Coello at a relative's apartment in the Bronx and drove him to a police station after the heart-wrenching funeral of his wife, Tina Adovasio. "It was just a matter of time," a law enforcement ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -12
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    DC Police Address Gay Hate-Crime Document Complaints

    DC Police Address Gay Hate-Crime Document Complaints
    WASHINGTON, DC - Police will meet with community leaders in the coming months to try to soothe discontent with their handling of bias-related incidents that target the District’s gay, lesbian and transgender population, department officials and gay rights advocates said Wednesday. D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier agreed to meetings proposed by D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) after a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Memorial Service Honors K9 Who Died From Cocain Poisoning

    BOLIVIA, N.C. -- A drug dog who died after he bit into a package of cocaine has been remembered at a memorial service at the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. About 200 county employees, deputies and other law enforcement officers came to the service Tuesday to remember the dog named Viper. Authorities say Viper was off his leash chasing two drug suspects ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -31
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated -7
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    Attorney General Wants Changes to Miranda Rule

    Attorney General Wants Changes to Miranda Rule
    WASHINGTON, DC - Top officials for the Obama administration on Sunday acknowledged evidence that the Taliban were behind the bombing attempt in Times Square and announced plans to try to change the Miranda rule so they are better able to interrogate American terror suspects. Attorney General Eric Holder called the plans to change the 1966 law "a new priority" and "big ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +13
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    McKinney PD Proves Value of Having Secure Design

    McKinney PD Proves Value of Having Secure Design
    MCKINNEY, TX - After not one employee felt a scratch when Patrick Gray Sharp fired more than 100 rounds at McKinney's public safety building Tuesday, the building itself became a hero. Praised in public by the mayor and police chief, the bulletproof fortress represents the new breed of municipal buildings. In an era of homeland security, even the smallest towns are ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    TX Sheriff Looks to Hire Consultant to Aid in Community Outreach

    DALLAS - Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez wants to hire a consultant to help her reach out to the community and develop community-policing initiatives. Much of what the Sheriff's Department does involves running the jail system, the nation's seventh-largest. But Valdez also has a traffic unit that patrols freeways mainly in the southern part of the county. The Sheriff's Department has ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Son of Florida Police Lieutenant Turns Self In for Homeless Beating

    Son of Florida Police Lieutenant Turns Self In for Homeless Beating
    SANFORD -- The man accused of sucker-punching a homeless man has turned himself in nearly a month later. Justin Collison surrendered at the Seminole County Jail around 8 a.m. Monday. He has been charged with aggravated assault. Collison's surrender comes just hours before members of the NAACP in Seminole County were scheduled to meet with Sanford police regarding the attack. The ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    Police: SUV Plows Into Ind. Restaurant, Injures Ten

    Police: SUV Plows Into Ind. Restaurant, Injures Ten
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Police in Indiana say an elderly man who apparently confused an accelerator pedal for a brake crashed his SUV through a restaurant wall and injured 10 people during the lunch hour. Evansville police Officer Karen Kajmowicz (kah-MOH-vitch) tells radio station WIKY that eight people were taken to a hospital Thursday with injuries that don't appear to be life-threatening. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Report: Journalist Died Due to Deputies' Mistakes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The daughter of a journalist killed 41 years ago by a tear gas missile fired by sheriff's deputies said Sunday that a new report from a civilian watchdog agency "asks more questions than it answers" about Ruben Salazar's death. In death, Salazar's name became a rallying point for Mexican-American civil rights activists protesting law enforcement's treatment of ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -7
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    Three MA Deputies Fined for Violating Ethics Laws

    MIDDLESEX COUNTY, MA - Three Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department employees have been fined for violating state ethics laws when they planned a fund-raiser for ex-Sheriff James DiPaola on state time, using state computers and asking their subordinates for campaign donations, authorities said. The state Ethics Commission fined Middlesex County Sheriff Capt. Eril Ligonde, and correction officers Richard McKinnon and Heidi Ricci ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -11
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    Deputies Seek Blue-Light Cop Imposter

    Fort Smith, Ark. -- Sebastian County authorities are searching for a man suspected of impersonating a law enforcement officer and attempting to rape a woman. Sgt. Hobe Runion of the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office stated in a news release that on Saturday he spoke with a Hartford woman who said an armed man impersonating a law officer attempted to rape her ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -9
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    Triple Homicide and Kidnapping Suspect Arrested After Day-Long Pursuit

    Triple Homicide and Kidnapping Suspect Arrested After Day-Long Pursuit
    KEENE, NH - A 23-year-old man wanted in connection with a New York triple homicide, who police said held his girlfriend and 4-month-old son against their will during a three-state chase, surrendered late yesterday evening to New Hampshire authorities without a fight after being tracked to a Gilsum, N.H., home. Matthew Slocum was taken into custody by New Hampshire police authorities ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +10
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated -14
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    Report: FBI Broke Law For Years in Phone Record Searches

    Report: FBI Broke Law For Years in Phone Record Searches
    The FBI illegally collected more than 2,000 U.S. telephone call records between 2002 and 2006 by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist or simply persuading phone companies to provide records, according to internal bureau memos and interviews. FBI officials issued approvals after the fact to justify their actions. E-mails obtained by The Washington Post detail how counterterrorism officials inside FBI ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -2
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    Officer Risks His Own Life to Save Fellow Officer

    The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Officer Matthew Medeiros of the Boynton Beach (FL) Police Department as its Officer of the Month for January 2010. The Medal of Valor is the highest honor a police department can give one of its officers for gallantry in action. It is only fitting that the first ever ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated +69
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    University Wants State Police to Report Students' Prior Arrests

    University Wants State Police to Report Students' Prior Arrests
    CHARLOTTSVILLE, VA - A proposal by the president of the University of Virginia to have police agencies in the state report arrests of college students to their schools could be a key step toward curbing campus violence, says the co-founder of a Chicago-based security-advising firm. "It's a good idea to start a dialogue and make sure every stakeholder is at the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +8
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    Feds Award $46 Million to Help State Police Health Insurance Rate Increases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health insurance premium hikes will get a harder look in most parts of the country, thanks to an infusion of federal cash for state regulators. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday announced $46 million in federal grants to help states strengthen their oversight of health insurance rate hikes. It's the first installment of $250 million ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Boston Officer Sustains Injuries in Motorcycle Crash

    Boston Officer Sustains Injuries in Motorcycle Crash
    BOSTON - Police are investigating a morning crash involving a Boston Police motorcycle and a 2000 Honda Civic near the Thomas P. O'Neill Tunnel, officials said. The crash happened about 8:41 a.m. on Interstate 93 northbound just before the tunnel, said Lieutenant David Wilson, a State Police spokesman. The motorcycle driver, a Boston police officer who was on duty, suffered injuries ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -8
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