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    Fla. SWAT Team Finishes First At International Competition

    Fla. SWAT Team Finishes First At International Competition
    LAKELAND, Fla. — It had been four days of grueling obstacle courses and challenges for the Lakeland Police Department's competition SWAT team. And they were behind going into the final and most difficult day of the International SWAT Roundup, held in Orlando from Nov. 29 through Dec. 4. It was rainy, wet and cold. But they were well trained for these ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +16
  • -8

    New Mexico Officer Fired after Off-Duty Fight

    Eugene Rodella has been fired from his job as an Española police officer because of a fight two months ago at a tattoo parlor and hookah bar, according to Española Police Chief Julian Gonzales. And it remains to be seen whether he can keep his license to be a cop as a law enforcement board mulls punishment for Rodella's involvement in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -8
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    Wisc. Officer Back on His Feet, Perp Found

    BROOKFIELD, Wis. - A Brookfield police officer who was struck by a hit-and-run driver has been released from the hospital. [widget:news__all_discussion] Police Capt. Phil Horter says a 51-year-old woman was arrested in the case Monday night after she turned herself in, accompanied by her attorney. Police will ask the Waukesha County District Attorney's office to charge the woman with hit and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
  • -4

    Two More Arrested In Shooting of Officer

    WAUWATOSA, Wis. - Authorities in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa (wah-wah-TOH'-sah) say they've arrested two more people in the shooting of a police officer. [widget:news__academies] Lt. Dominic Leone told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Tuesday the two might have information about suspects involved in Sunday night's shooing. He says they're being held on unrelated charges. Leone would not say which agency ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -4
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    Man Who Posted Death Threats Against BART Officer Gets Three Years

    A Virginia man who posted several Internet threats against former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle has been sentenced to three years in prison. Jeffrey Weaver, 48, of Roanoke, posted three threats after Mehserle killed Oscar Grant III of Hayward in a scuffle on a BART station platform on Jan. 1. [widget:news__transit_police] Weaver wrote several messages threatening to kill Mehserle and other ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +19
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    Woman With Knife at Playground Shot And Killed By Police

    Woman With Knife at Playground Shot And Killed By Police
    Police officers shot and killed a woman Tuesday after she walked onto the playground of a north Modesto elementary school, cutting herself in the head with a large knife in front of children and school officials. The unidentified woman charged at officers, who were forced to "resort to the use of deadly force," said Sgt. Brian Findlen, a Modesto police spokesman. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +15
  • -48

    D.C. Officer Serving as Lookout Charged with Murder

    D.C. Officer Serving as Lookout Charged with Murder
    WASHINGTON, DC - A D.C. police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony murder in connection with a fatal shooting about two weeks ago in Southeast Washington, police officials said. In a case that appeared to be without recent precedent, police said Reginald Jones, who has been a member of the force for six years, was arrested in the death ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -48
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    School Reopens After “Columbine-like” Threat

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Students returned Monday to a New Jersey high school that prosecutors say was the target of a "Columbine-like" plot and were greeted by a police presence that was intended to reassure that Bridgewater-Raritan High School was safe. [widget:news__career_profiles] [widget:366] Authorities say a 16-year-old junior at the school was arrested Thursday after a police resource officer at the school ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +12
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    Minn. Officer Stable After Being Ambushed

    WAUWATOSA, Wis. - Authorities in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa (wah-wah-TOH'-sah) have one suspect in custody and are still looking for another in the shooting of a police officer. [widget:news__minnesota] Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber says his officer was ambused. The 28-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to her abdomen as she was responding to reports of an armed robbery at a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +18
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    Police: Mass. Suspect Cut Fingers To Hide ID

    BOSTON - Police say a Boston man wanted for drug trafficking tried to conceal his identity by cutting the tips of his fingers to hide the prints. State Police spokesman David Procopio said Monday that Francis Viliar admitted to police that he paid someone $400 to slice off the fleshy pads at the ends of his fingers. [widget:news__massachusetts] The 36-year-old was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +13
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    Department Fires Police Officer Involved Fatal In Crash

    Department Fires Police Officer Involved Fatal In Crash
    MILFORD, CT — Police commissioners in Milford Monday night fired a town police officer charged with manslaughter in a crash that killed two teenagers in June. Commissioners agreed with Police Chief Keith Mello's recommendation to fire Officer Jason Anderson of Milford. The accident in Orange killed two 19-year-olds, David Servin and Ashlie Krakowski, both of Orange.Related: Conn. Officer Charged In Fatal ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -7
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    Supreme Court to Hear Officers' Text-Message Privacy Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Officers' Text-Message Privacy Case
    WASHINGTON, DC - The Supreme Court said today it would rule for the first time on whether employees have a right to privacy when they send text messages on electronic devices supplied by their employers. The justices agreed to hear an appeal from a police department in Ontario, Calif., that was successfully sued by Sgt. Jeff Quon and three other officers ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    Boy Attempts to Carjack Uniformed, Off Duty Officer

    Boy Attempts to Carjack Uniformed, Off Duty Officer
    A 14-year-old boy attempted to carjack an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer at gunpoint yesterday, but he was foiled when the officer, who was wearing her uniform, got out of her car and chased him down. Officer Caytlin Wood was sitting in her own car yesterday afternoon, idling on Pearl Street in Bloomfield, when a group of five teenagers caught her attention, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +192
  • -37

    Widow Watches Officer's Assassin Plead Not Guilty

    Widow Watches Officer's Assassin Plead Not Guilty
    SEATTLE — A man accused of killing a Seattle police officer on Halloween pleaded not guilty Monday to several charges — with the officer's widow in the courtroom. The plea for Christopher Monfort, 41, was entered by his lawyer in King County Superior Court in Seattle. He was ordered held without bail. Prosecutors said Monfort was conducting a "one man war" ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -37
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    U.S. to Announce Transfer of Detainees To Ill. Prison

    U.S. to Announce Transfer of Detainees To Ill. Prison
    CHICAGO - Dozens of terrorism suspects being held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be moved to a little-used Illinois state prison that will be acquired and upgraded by the federal government, an Obama administration official said. The critical step toward fulfilling President Obama's pledge to shut the Guantanamo detention center will be announced Tuesday, said the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -14
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    Officials: Inmate Holding Hostage In Ill. Prison

    Officials: Inmate Holding Hostage In Ill. Prison
    Update: Local reports indicate that The hostage drama at standoff has ended with the shooting death of the inmate. More when it becomes available. PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. — Prison officials say an inmate is holding an employee hostage at the Pinckneyville Correctional Center in southern Illinois. The Illinois Department of Corrections says the hostage situation began around 10:30 a.m. Monday, and hostage ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -3
  • -10

    Family: Cop Hit Teen with Police Cruiser, then Fled

    WASHINGTON - The family of a teenager from Northeast Washington says the teen was hit by a police cruiser and the officer then left the scene. Dominic Turner's family says the 18-year-old suffered broken ribs, internal bleeding and a back injury when he was hit Saturday night. [widget:news__washington_dc_area] Franklin Wade says he said he saw men running from police and heard ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -10
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    After Times Square Shooting, NYC Peddlers Still Hustle For Cash

    After Times Square Shooting, NYC Peddlers Still Hustle For Cash
    NEW YORK - The hustle was already hard for aspiring rappers like Antoine and Kawan Tucker, who ask visitors in Times Square for cash donations for their self-produced CDs. The hustle got even harder when one of their own was shot dead in a gunfight with a police officer around the block from where he hawked his rap demos. The Tucker ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Conn. Chief Wants To Fire Officer In Fatal Crash With Teens

    MILFORD, Conn. — Police Chief Keith Mello wants to fire the officer who accidentally killed two Orange teens in June when his cruiser broadsided their car on the Boston Post Road. The Police Commission will review Mello's recommendation to terminate Officer Jason Anderson, a five-year member of the force, at its Monday night meeting, according to the agenda. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] The ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -12
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    Illinois Gov. Puts Prison Early Release Program On Hold

    Illinois Gov. Puts Prison Early Release Program On Hold
    Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended a program that allowed hundreds of inmates to be released early by earning credit for good behavior. Quinn said Sunday that his office will review the Illinois Department of Corrections' "meritorious good time" release program, which came under fire after an analysis showed some inmates with past convictions for drunken driving, battery and weapons violations spent ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +12
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