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    Philadelphia Sheriff's Overtime Eclipses Other Agencies

    PHILADELPHIA - Overtime pay has slipped away at Philadelphia municipal agencies in the last few years - except at the Sheriff's Office, where last year, overtime dollars accounted for 23 percent of the payroll. By contrast, the Police Department devoted 9 percent of its payroll to overtime, and the Fire Department 11 percent. The total at prisons - the city's most ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Officer's Fatal One-Vehicle Crash Still Under Investigation

    TEANECK, NJ - Investigators have yet to determine what caused a single-car crash that killed a police officer in northern New Jersey. Officer John Abraham's patrol car slammed into a utility pole across the street from Teaneck police headquarters early in the morning on Oct. 25. The 37-year-old was working a double shift. Investigators have ruled out mechanical failure. Police said ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    2010 & 2011: The Deadliest Januaries in LE History

    2010 & 2011: The Deadliest Januaries in LE History
    In all respects, the first few weeks of 2011 were looking "good" for law enforcement. Following an increasingly dangerous 2010, line of duty deaths were actually tracking at a lower rate than in January 2010. Then the last five days happened. On January 20, 2011, Detective Roger Castillo and Detective Haworth were fatally shot and a third detective was wounded while ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -45
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    Police: 5-Year Old Boy Shot By 8-Year-Old Brother

    HOUSTON — Police say an 8-year-old boy has fatally shot his 5-year-old brother in a Houston motel room where they were staying with their father. The incident happened about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at a Motel 6 on Interstate 10 in the western section of the city. Police Sgt. Bobby Roberts says the boys’ father had left them alone for a few ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -10
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    Michigan Gunman Kills 7 During Rampage

    Michigan Gunman Kills 7 During Rampage
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A pleasant Thursday afternoon turned deadly in Grand Rapids when a gunman killed seven people before fleeing through the city, taking three people hostage in a home for hours, then fatally shooting himself. Around 11 p.m., the hostages were free after the suspect, 34-year-old Rodrick Shonte Dantzler, shot himself in the head, Police Chief Kevin Belk said. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -44
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    Thief Robs Bakery With AIDS-Filled Syringe

    Thief Robs Bakery With AIDS-Filled Syringe
    Police are searching for a man they say robbed a cupcake store armed with a syringe which he said was filled with 'AIDS-infected blood'. The robbery happened at Gigi’s Cupcakes in Denver after a man who had been pan-handling outside moments before entered and told the clerk he would 'stick' a customer with the needle if she didn't open the cash ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -22
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    Police Fear Social Media Will Help Keep Drunk Drivers on the Road

    Police Fear Social Media Will Help Keep Drunk Drivers on the Road
    Police around the country will be setting up the usual sobriety checkpoints tonight, but this year there's a new factor in play to outfox them: Twitter. In Fresno, Calif., police say they know their checkpoints are being avoided by young drivers sending tweets. Sgt. Dave Gibeault, head of the traffic unit, tells McClatchy Newspapers his own daughter has sent him text ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated -19
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    Baltimore Puts Officers Back On Foot Patrol

    Baltimore Puts Officers Back On Foot Patrol
    Talk to residents and business owners alike and they agree they want to see more police officers walking instead of driving. They want a cop they can talk to, a cop they can see, a cop who understands their problems and can tell, street to street, door to door, the good guys from the bad. For the most part, police leaders ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated +15
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    Police Bust Serial Killer After 25 Years

    Police Bust Serial Killer After 25 Years
    LOS ANGELES — Police arrested a man in the city’s “Grim Sleeper’’ serial killings yesterday after decades of frustrated investigations into at least 11 slayings going back 25 years, authorities said. Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County district attorney, said Lonnie Franklin Jr. will be charged with 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, and special circumstance allegations that could ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +41
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    TX Officer Charged in Stealing Guns, Evidence

    BEAUMONT, Texas — A former Houston-area police officer has been charged with federal firearms violations after he allegedly kept weapons illegally that had been confiscated as evidence. Prosecutors accused Harry Leroy Kelley of stealing more than 100 guns while in charge of the police evidence room in Cleveland, 45 miles northeast of Houston. They say Kelley, now a 55-year-old Liberty County ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -18
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    Thai Police Become YouTube Sensations

    Thai Police Become YouTube Sensations
    THAILAND - A group of dancing policemen has become the latest pop sensation in Thailand with a YouTube video that shows them shimmying and swinging their hips as they impersonate a popular South Korean boy band. The video was posted August 5 and had more than 280,000 views today when major newspaper front pages declared it "a major hit" and one ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +12
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    To Help With Department Backlog, Outside Labs Will Test DNA Kits

    LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA - Local officials reacted positively Monday to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announcement that it had assigned nearly 5,000 DNA evidence kits from rape and sexual assault cases to outside labs for testing. The 4,763 kits from the Sheriff's Department and some smaller police departments that rely on the county still need to be tested and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Update: PA Conservation Officer Slain During Traffic Stop

    Update: PA Conservation Officer Slain During Traffic Stop
    Official Press Release from the Pennsylvania Game Commission: HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) David L. Grove was shot and killed in the line of duty while on patrol around 10:30 p.m., on Nov. 11, along Shrivers Road in Freedom Township, Adams County. Grove, age 31, of Fairfield, Adams County, was investigating reports ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -32
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    Police: Boy, 10, Confessed to Fatally Shooting Mom

    HOLMES COUNTY, Ohio — Buelah Mike was dealt a crushing blow in the new year. Her 46-year-old daughter, Deborah McVay was killed Sunday night and her 10-year-old grandson is charged with her death. "He's bad, but there's some good in him," she told Fox 8 News. McVay and two of her four children lived just a few feet from Mike's trailer ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    Can Departments Predict Crimes Before They Occur?

    Can Departments Predict Crimes Before They Occur?
    It was a bit like a scene from “Minority Report,” the 2002 Tom Cruise movie that featured genetically altered humans with special powers to predict crime. In October, the Chicago Police Department’s new crime-forecasting unit was analyzing 911 calls for service and produced an intelligence report predicting a shooting would happen soon on a particular block on the South Side. Three ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -11
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    Police Chief: Get Your Kids' Facebook Passwords!

    Police Chief: Get Your Kids' Facebook Passwords!
    Where are your kids tonight? Virtually speaking. You know they're up in their rooms. But they have laptops. And they've been pouting more than usual lately. So who are they talking to? What are they saying? The police chief of Mahwah, N.J., James Batelli, believes that you shouldn't be sitting there and wondering. He believes parents should be using any methods ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Sheriff Fights to Keep Park Open In Event of Govt Shutdown

    Sheriff Fights to Keep Park Open In Event of Govt Shutdown
    ROCKEY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, CO - In an unusual bit of political theater, new Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith vowed to ride to the rescue of Rocky Mountain National Park — and the small businesses that depend on it — should it close at midnight tonight with a federal government shutdown. "My stance is we've got folks in Congress that are ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Officer Dies Days After Domestic Assault Call

    Officer Dies Days After Domestic Assault Call
    OAK RIDGE, TN - Officer Ralph Braden, 58, succumbed while hospitalized to injuries sustained in the line of duty while responding to a domestic dispute on April 22. Reports state that Braden was pursuing suspect Eddie Dean Patterson, 29, who was trying to escape from his mother’s apartment out of the first story window. Patterson was charged with aggravated assault on ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -33
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    Bomb Squad Detonates Suspicious Package Near IRS Building

    Bomb Squad Detonates Suspicious Package Near IRS Building
    DETROIT - A backpack that set off a bomb scare outside the IRS building on Michigan Avenue in Detroit has been detonated by the Detroit Police Bomb Squad. The backpack was found at about 4:30 a.m. at the corner of Third and Michigan, said Detroit Police Inspector Don Johnson. A power source spotted after an X-ray of the bag, prompted authorities ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Wanted Bank Robber Appeared on TV

    Wanted Bank Robber Appeared on TV
    EUGENE, Ore. - Police say a man wanted for three bank robberies in Eugene, Ore., has been arrested in Illinois -- and it turns out he is a bit of a TV star. Police in East Peoria, Ill., say they arrested 23-year-old Joshua Tel Warner early Thursday on the Oregon bank robbery warrant after a vehicle he was riding in was ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated +11
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