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    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
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    BART Officer Found Guilty

    BART Officer Found Guilty
    LOS ANGELES — A white former transit officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Thursday in the videotaped shooting death of an unarmed black man on an Oakland train platform, a verdict that touched off violent protests in Oakland that damaged businesses and led to at least 50 arrests. Prosecutors had wanted Johannes Mehserle convicted of murdering 22-year-old Oscar Grant, who was ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -53
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    Ottawa Officer Killed in Stabbing Outside Hospital

    Ottawa Officer Killed in Stabbing Outside Hospital
    Update: The slain officer has been identified as Constable Eric Czapnik, 51. OTTAWA — A former Mountie with a troubled past is in custody after an Ottawa police officer was ambushed and stabbed to death outside a hospital in the cold, dark hours of Tuesday morning. A lawyer for Kevin Gregson, 43, says his client is expected to appear in an ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -53
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    Texas Deputy Dies in Highway Rollover

    Texas Deputy Dies in Highway Rollover
    Reeves County, Texas, Deputy Jacob Rayos was killed in an automobile accident on the I-20 service road at approximately 3:30 am. He was attempting to locate a suspect when his patrol car left the roadway on a curve and rolled over several times, ejecting him. Read more at the Officer Down Memorial Page. Today's Top News: Brawling Brooklyn Hipsters Says Bust ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -53
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    Boy Hit by Police Car 'Was Already Dead'

    Boy Hit by Police Car 'Was Already Dead'
    SUSSEX, UK - A police watchdog has concluded it was likely a schoolboy had already died when he was struck by a police car after he wandered onto a motorway. Scott Turner, 15, of Burgess Hill, was hit by a number of vehicles on the M23 in West Sussex in the early hours of Sunday. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -53
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    Sheriff's Sgt. Dies After Cruiser Hit by Out Of Control SUV

    Sheriff's Sgt. Dies After Cruiser Hit by Out Of Control SUV
    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Authorities say a central Florida sheriff's deputy has been struck and killed by a car that continued on a destructive path, hitting a businesswoman and her store. Authorities say Polk County Sgt. Wes Whitmore had just gotten out of his car at a 7-11 store Sunday in Winter Haven when a Cadillac Escalade rammed into his vehicle, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -53
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    TX Officer Killed While Training for Motorcycle Unit

    TX Officer Killed While Training for Motorcycle Unit
    CEDAR PARK, Texas — A 41-year-old Austin-area police officer training for motorcycle service has died of injuries incurred when the motorcycle on which he was training crashed. Cedar Park police say Officer Leonard Reed died Wednesday evening, several hours after the mid-afternoon crash on a side street in the Austin suburb. A Cedar Park police spokesman says details of the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -53
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    Young Officer's Leg Severed After Collision With Drunk Driver

    SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio Police Officer Mike Thornton 27, remains at Brooke Army Medical Center where Police Chief Bill McManus said surgeons were unable to save the young officer's severed leg. At about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Thornton had parked his police unit on the upper ramp of I-35 and South Laredo Street. He was assisting a stranded motorist when McManus ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -53
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    Fired FL Chief Defends Decision to Skip Fallen Officer's Funeral

    Fired FL Chief Defends Decision to Skip Fallen Officer's Funeral
    ST. PETERSBURG — Goliath Davis III, whose rise to the top of his hometown Police Department and City Hall made him the city's most influential African-American official, was fired by Mayor Bill Foster this week. Davis said the mayor wanted him out because he did not attend Tuesday's funeral for the third officer killed in the city in 28 days. Yet ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -53
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    CHP Officer In Critical Condition After Crash Injures 4

    CHP Officer In Critical Condition After Crash Injures 4
    LOS ANGELES—A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer and three others were taken to the hospital Wednesday after a three-vehicle crash shut down the northbound 405 Freeway for several hours, backing up traffic for miles. Phillip Ortiz, a 27-year veteran based at the CHP's West Los Angeles station, was making a traffic stop on the right shoulder of the highway near the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -53
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    Calif. Court Overturns Ban On Felons Owning Body Armor

    Calif. Court Overturns Ban On Felons Owning Body Armor
    A police advocacy group has criticized an appeals court judgment last week overturning a law that prevented violent felons from owning body armor, saying the ruling will put officers and the public in danger. The decade-old ban was enacted after the 1997 North Hollywood shootout, a confrontation between police and two heavily armored bank robbers that injured officers and civilians. The ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -53
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    Mother Tries Selling Daughter's Virginity for $10K

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Salt Lake City woman is accused of trying to sell her 13-year-old daughter’s virginity for $10,000. The woman’s boyfriend reported the alleged plot to police after finding text messages on the woman’s phone detailing negotiations with a man identified only as "Don," said Salt Lake County prosecutor Sim Gill. The woman, 32, had promised Don that ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -54
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    San Antonio Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Wreck

    San Antonio Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Wreck
    SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police say an officer and a suspected drunken driver have been killed in a wrong-way accident on Interstate 35. Police say 27-year-old Officer Stephanie Brown was in her patrol car and responding to a call early Tuesday when the head-on collision happened. Brown died at a San Antonio hospital. The name of the man driving the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -54
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    US Marshal Succumbs To Wounds Sustained in Standoff

    US Marshal Succumbs To Wounds Sustained in Standoff
    ST. LOUIS - A U.S. lawman was killed along with the shooter Tuesday when a wild gunfight erupted as federal marshals tried to serve an arrest warrant at a St. Louis home, authorities said. Two federal marshals were shot along with a local cop, who was saved by his bullet-proof vest in the gunbattle with a man holed up in the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -54
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    Officer Killed, Another Wounded After Possible Friendly Fire

    Officer Killed, Another Wounded After Possible Friendly Fire
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A fight at a Baltimore nightclub spilled onto the street early Sunday and led to an eruption of gunfire that killed a police officer and another man and left four people hurt, police said. One of those wounded also was a police officer, who was shot in the leg, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Investigators were trying to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -54
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    Man Who Opened Fire on NYPD Cleared of All Charges

    Man Who Opened Fire on NYPD Cleared of All Charges
    NEW YORK - A man whom cops shot 23 times for allegedly firing at them walked out of court a free man Wednesday after a grand jury found him innocent. Angel Alvarez, 24, had been behind bars on gun charges since a wild Harlem shootout that left one man dead last summer. "It feels real good," said Alvarez, surrounded by cheering ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -55
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    On-Duty Sheriff's Deputy Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

    On-Duty Sheriff's Deputy Suffers Fatal  Heart Attack
    Deputy Don McCutcheon suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after shoveling snow from the front steps of the sheriff's office. He had returned to the office after answering several calls for service and, as part of his duties, was clearing front steps to make it accessible to the public. After about 20 minutes of shoveling he began to feel ill and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -55
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    Michigan Officer Killed in Early Morning Shootout

    Michigan Officer Killed in Early Morning Shootout
    TAYLOR, MI - A Taylor Police officer caught in a shootout in the parking lot of a Taylor townhouse complex has died and another man remains hospitalized, police confirmed. Taylor Police Lt. Mary Sclabassi confirmed the officer died from wounds suffered in a hail of gunfire around 6 a.m. today at Coppertree Townhomes on Pine Street near Northline and Telegraph roads. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -55
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    NYPD Releases Chilling 9/11 Helicopter Photos

    NYPD Releases Chilling 9/11 Helicopter Photos
    NEW YORK — Newly released aerial photos of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack show the towers coming down from a dramatic new angle. The photos were obtained by ABC News, which filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the National Institute of Standards and Technology last year. The NIST collected the images as part of its investigation ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -56
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    Two Deputies ‘Ambushed’ in Wa., Perp Killed

    Two Deputies ‘Ambushed’ in Wa., Perp Killed
    EATONVILLE, Pierce County — Two Pierce County sheriff's deputies were seriously wounded late Monday after they were "ambushed" while responding to a domestic-violence call, according to the Sheriff's Department. The shooting suspect, identified as 35-year-old David E. Crable, was shot and killed in the Monday night shootout near Eatonville, sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said. A deputy, shot multiple times, was in ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -56
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