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    Current Budget Draft Means 120 Less Baltimore Officers

    More than 600 city workers - including 120 police officers - would lose their jobs under a stark budget scenario presented Wednesday by Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake's administration. Seven fire companies would close, 90 firefighters would be let go and more than half of the city's recreation centers would be shuttered under the preliminary plan, which would cut key services to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    San Jose Chief Sworn In By Department's Watchdog

    SAN JOSE - The biggest news at San Jose police Chief Chris Moore's swearing-in ceremony Thursday may have been who administered the oath of office. In a move heavy on symbolism, Moore was sworn in by former Judge LaDoris Cordell, the city's official police watchdog whose office had a rocky relationship with Moore's predecessor, Rob Davis. Moore asked Cordell to perform ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -9
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    CA Police Cracking Down On Distracted Driving

    SAN FRANCISCO - Bay Area drivers who text or chat on their cell phones should consider themselves warned: State and local law-enforcement agencies are looking for you this month. The California Highway Patrol and other agencies started a zero-tolerance enforcement period this week, assigning officers to issue tickets to the ever-increasing number of drivers violating the state's hands-free law. While texting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    Mass Shooting Survivor Wants Federal Ban on Large-Capacity Magazines

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The critically wounded receptionist who phoned police during a gunman's rampage two years ago has broken her public silence to ask for a renewed federal ban on large-capacity gun magazines like those Jiverly Wong used to fire 97 bullets in under two minutes, killing 13 and wounding four others. Shirley DeLucia, who played dead under her desk at the American ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -8
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    22 Cab Drivers Arrested in Undercover Police Operation

    SEATTLE - Nearly two dozen taxi drivers were arrested or targeted by police Thursday after investigators say a months-long investigation showed they were trafficking stolen goods in downtown Seattle. The effort, dubbed Operation Yellow Jacket, lasted at least 10 weeks and targeted what police said was an open-air market for stolen goods in the Westlake Avenue area. The operation was launched ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Feds Taking Action Against Bogus STD Drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are cracking down on bogus pills and supplements that their makers claim will cure or prevent sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, herpes and genital warts. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has sent warning letters to a dozen companies selling non-prescription products with names like Medavir, Herpaflor and C-Cure. The agency said ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Sheriff Joe's New Lawyers Seek to Extend DOJ Deadline

    PHOENIX (AP) - Lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio have asked a federal judge for more time to respond to the U.S. Justice Department's lawsuit seeking records from the sheriff. The records are sought in a probe of Arpaio's office for alleged discrimination and unconstitutional searches and seizures. Arpaio believes the inquiry is focused on his immigration efforts. The Justice ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    New York's Finest Snow-Tow the Line

    A dozen NYPD cops are grabbing their mitts and putting on their coats to tackle Old Man Winter. The snowmen with badges are being trained to operate departmental tow trucks in the event civilian drivers get snarled by a winter storm, police sources said yesterday. The initiative arose in the aftermath of December's massive blizzard that practically brought the Big Apple ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Friction Between Police Union, Superintendent Grows

    CHICAGO - The rancor between Chicago's top police official and the union that represents rank-and-file officers continued to escalate on the eve of a protest planned for Wednesday outside police headquarters. In a letter posted on the union's Web site, Richard L. Aguilar, the union's financial secretary, called for Superintendent Jody Weis to "take a cue from our Mayor. Resign.'' On ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Officers' Defense in Sodomy Case: Suspect Did It Himself

    Officers' Defense in Sodomy Case: Suspect Did It Himself
    NEW YORK - Lawyers for three cops on trial for a sodomy attack on a suspect branded the alleged victim a lying scammer who caused his own injuries - while his hands were cuffed behind him. "He was digging and digging at his backside," John Patten, lawyer for Officer Richard Kern, said in opening arguments Thursday. The accuser, Michael Mineo, was ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Detroit Mayor Bans TV Crews from Police Raids

    DETROIT -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has banned reality television crews from tagging along with police after TV cameras accompanied officers on a raid in which a 7-year-old girl was shot dead. Bing says he also has chided Police Chief Warren Evans for not telling him that he was permitting TV cameras on raids. [photo:552043] The Detroit News reports Bing saying ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +5
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    PA Sheriff Honored More Than 100 Years After Death

    PHILADELPHIA - More than 100 years after a popular, newly-elected Chester County sheriff lost his life on the job, he was remembered at a ceremony at the historic courthouse in West Chester this morning. The memorial for Benjamin F. Irey marked the seventh gathering of the county's Hero Plaque program. Modeled after a Philadelphia tribute created by attorney James Binns, the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
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    Confidential Data Stolen from Officer's Cruiser

    KENT, UK - Confidential documents have been stolen from the boot of a car belonging to a Kent Police officer. A member of the public found the paperwork dumped in the street the day after the theft and took it to a local police station. An investigation by the Information Commissioner concluded the force needed to improve its safeguards for documents ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Officer Injured In Collision After Driver Runs Red Light

    HOWARD COUNTY, MD - A Howard County Police officer was hospitalized early Monday morning after a traffic collision in Columbia with a driver who ran a red light, according to the police department. The officer, Kirk Brown, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment, police said. Brown, an officer for eight years, had been driving south on Columbia ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -11
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    Arpaio Offers Security for Elected Officials

    PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is offering to provide security for elected officials and judges during public events. The offer was made in response to the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Arpaio on Wednesday sent letters with the offer to members of Congress, leaders of the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +7
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    Two Boston Officers Involved in Separate Crashes Just Moments Apart

    BOSTON - Two Boston Police officers – one of whom was off-duty -- were injured today in two crashes that took place within moments and six blocks of each other on the same major Roxbury road, police said. Department spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said the first crash took place around 10:25 a.m. when an off-duty officer riding on his personal motorcycle was ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    Coast Guard Training Prompt 911 Calls in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - To some 911 callers, it looked like a fiery plane crash just offshore of downtown Anchorage. Others thought it was a boat in trouble. The Coast Guard was practicing shooting emergency flares during a rescue exercise Tuesday morning, but no one informed city authorities who hustled fire crews to the scene after getting as many as half ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -7
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    NH Police Chief Rescues Dog from Icy Water

    KINGSTON, N.H. — A New Hampshire police chief says he did what anybody would do when he waded into the icy Great Pond in Kingston to rescue a dog that had fallen through the ice. Kingston Police Chief Donald Briggs says he saved a little boy’s dog. Jennifer Jenkins says her dog named Chloe, the constant companion of her 3-year-old son ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
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    Security Increased for Hospitalized Clairton Officer

    Clairton police have increased security in an Uptown hospital for a police officer who was shot while responding to a report of a home invasion, Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard said Thursday. Officer James Kuzak Jr., 39, has been undergoing treatment in UPMC Mercy since the April 4 shooting. The decision for additional security was made after telephone threats against Kuzak, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +7
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    New Report Shows Spike in LA Sheriff's Deputies Drinking

    LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been involved in 33 alcohol-related incidents since January—more than during all of last year, a report published Tuesday found. The report was carried out by the county's Office of Independent Review, which monitors the sheriff's department. It found that in several instances, deputies were intoxicated while working. In one case, a supervisor who appeared ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -7
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