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    Chief Inspector Suspended Over 'Offensive' Text

    SUSSEX, ENGLAND - A senior Sussex Police officer has been suspended following an allegation that he sent an offensive text message. Ch Insp Mark Ling, who is Hastings District Commander, was told a misconduct investigation would look into the claim, the BBC has learnt. Details about the nature or content of the text message have not been revealed by Sussex Police. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -12
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    Deputy Suspended Over Road Rage Incident

    SALISBURY, N.C. -- A Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy has been suspended after investigators say he was involved in a road-rage incident with another motorist. Sheriff's officials said Sgt. David Brooks engaged another driver verbally and with hand gestures as they both tried to pull onto a state highway from opposite sides of a street on June 2. Brooks was off duty ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -15
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    Man With Dead Weasel Accused of Assault

    HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state. The victim asked, "Why are you carrying a weasel?" Police said the attacker answered, "It's not a weasel, it's a marten," then punched him in the nose and fled. The attacker was apparently looking for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +10
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    Suspect In Toddler's Drowning is 5-Year-Old Girl

    KANSAS CITY, MO - An 18-month-old boy’s drowning death in a bathtub last week is now being investigated as a possible homicide, police told The Kansas City Star on Wednesday. But even more shocking to authorities is that their suspect is a 5-year-old girl. Kansas City police and local juvenile court officials said they could not remember ever investigating such a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -18
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    Murder Case Dropped Against Immigrant After Botched Translation of Rights

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH - An aggravated murder case against an illegal immigrant in Ohio has been dropped because a judge ruled that a Spanish interpreter botched reading the man his rights during a police interview. Assistant prosecutor Mark Wodarcyk said there wasn't sufficient evidence to go to trial after Franklin County Common Pleas Judge John Bessey ruled last month to suppress the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -11
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    Dept To Be Honored For Work In Chandra Levy Case

    WASHINGTON — A detective who handled the Chandra Levy murder investigation and five other District of Columbia police department employees are being honored for their service. The six officers will receive a plaque and a $1,000 gift Thursday from the D.C. Police Foundation. Among the honorees are Kenneth “Todd” Williams, a homicide detective who investigated Levy’s 2001 death, and Officer Jason ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +2
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    Police K9 Dies Following Indoor Training

    GALLOWAY — Officials don't believe the heat is responsible for the death of an Atlantic County police dog. The Galloway Township Police Department says K-9 Blaze collapsed after starting a training session indoors Wednesday. Doctors at a veterinary hospital said the 6-year-old German shepherd's temperature indicated the death was not heat-related. Blaze had been a patrol dog since 2007 and was ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -10
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    Officer Forced to Fatally Shoot Teenage Son

    Officer Forced to Fatally Shoot Teenage Son
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA - A Montgomery County police officer fatally shot his 17-year-old son when the teenager attacked him with a hunting knife Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Stephen Schmitz, a junior at North Penn Senior High School, was shot in his Towamencin Township home about 3 p.m. by his father, Eric B. Schmitz, 56, a lieutenant with the Hatfield Township Police ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -83
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    No Mass Grave Found After Psychic Tip

    No Mass Grave Found After Psychic Tip
    HARDIN, Texas (AP) — Deputies who swarmed a rural Texas neighborhood Tuesday to search a farmhouse where a person claiming to be a psychic told officials multiple bodies were buried found no evidence of even a single homicide, a sheriff's official says. Liberty County Sheriff's Capt. Rex Evans said there was no indication of bodies being anywhere on the property about ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -4
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    Chicago Mayor: Flash Mobs Should Be Brought To Justice

    CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Tuesday that downtown Chicago’s reputation as a safe place to live, work, play and shop is being undermined by text-messaging flash mobs and violent incidents of wilding. Emanuel insisted the police department will hunt down every one of the thugs responsible for five weekend robberies in Streeterville. The mayor said he was on the phone ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +4
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    Suspected Cop Killer Pleads Not Guilty

    NEWARK, N.J. — Bail remains at $1.5 million for the 19-year-old charged in a drive-by shooting that killed an off-duty Newark police officer. Rasul McNeill-Thomas appeared in court Tuesday. His public defender entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to charges of murder, aggravated assault, carjacking and weapons offenses. [photo:605028] Officer William Johnson was waiting for a slice of pizza ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -5
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    Police Respond to Controversial Video Released After FL Shooting

    Police Respond to Controversial Video Released After FL Shooting
    MIAMI BEACH - Facing mounting criticism over accusations that Miami Beach police seized cameras and destroyed cellphones after killing a motorist who allegedly had a gun during Urban Beach Week, city officials cast doubt Tuesday on the account from a witness who said police held him at gunpoint and tried to confiscate his video of the shooting. Narces Benoit, 35, of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -9
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    LA Police Commission: Kill Red-Light Camera Program

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Commission has voted to kill the city's controversial red-light camera program, rejecting claims that the system makes streets safer while costing the city nothing. Tuesday's vote means that the red-light cameras installed at 32 intersections throughout the city could stop operating within a few weeks unless the City Council takes the unusual step of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +5
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    Cop Fired For Responding to Officer Down Call

    Cop Fired For Responding to Officer Down Call
    HOUSTON, TX - Law enforcement leaders are stepping up criticism of Rice University's firing of a police officer who responded to an armed standoff off-campus last month with a man who shot two HPD officers before turning the gun on himself. Rice University terminated the officer, David Sedmak, for dereliction of duty for leaving his post to get to the call ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -185
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    Deputy Passes Away Day After Being Shot in the Head

    Deputy Passes Away Day After Being Shot in the Head
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities say a Tennessee sheriff's deputy has died at a Nashville hospital a day after he was shot by a man who then fatally shot himself. Deputy Richard "Keith" Bellar died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe announced the officer's death at the hospital. The visibly upset sheriff ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -26
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    Young Sheriff's Deputy Killed In NY Standoff

    Young Sheriff's Deputy Killed In NY Standoff
    KNOXBORO, N.Y. -- A 24-year-old sheriff's deputy, whose wife is pregnant with their second child, was fatally shot during a gun battle at the end of a five-hour standoff at a house in central New York, authorities said Tuesday. Deputy Kurt Wyman died after being rushed to a Utica hospital following the shootout around 2 a.m. Tuesday inside a garage in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -40
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    Wanted: CID Criminal Investigators

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, is seeking qualified applicants to become criminal investigators. To qualify, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 years old, an E-4 or E-5 (nonpromotable), with at least two years -- but not more than 10 years -- of time in service. Applicants ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Officer Takes Own Life At Police HQ

    Officer Takes Own Life At Police HQ
    GROTON, CT - The doors to the City of Groton Police Department were draped in black bunting after a veteran officer was found dead in his office Monday. "The officer found dead in the police department at about 8:30 this morning was Lt. Thomas Forbes," police Chief Bruno Giulini said late Monday afternoon in a somber and succinct press conference, accompanied ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated -50
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    Gunshot Wound Won't Stop Cop From Supporting Special Olympics

    Gunshot Wound Won't Stop Cop From Supporting Special Olympics
    CLAIRTON, PA - Clairton police Officer Jim Kuzak won't let gunshot wounds stop him from supporting Special Olympics athletes in Pennsylvania. Kuzak planned to participate in today's Law Enforcement Torch Run before he was shot while responding to an April home invasion in Clairton. He is in a wheelchair because of his injuries, but he will be with fellow officers as ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +8
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    CA Police Get New Radios After Risky Communication Blackout

    OAKLAND -- Several times in recent months, police have been unable to radio their dispatchers from numerous "dead spots" across the city, including major intersections like MacArthur Boulevard and Seminary Avenue, or the trauma ward at Highland Hospital, where shooting victims are often sent. That changed over the weekend with the official switch Sunday to a new radio system for police ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated +5
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