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    Nearly 1000 Drug Cases Not Analyzed; LA Sheriff Says Cutbacks are to Blame

    LOS ANGELES - Sheriff Lee Baca says budget cuts have significantly slowed his agency’s analysis of narcotics evidence. The average backlog in 2009, before the cuts, was 256 cases. That number has more than tripled, according to the department, swelling to 920 unanalyzed cases. Baca recently cut overtime expenses in an effort to compensate for a $128-million budget cut. News of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Amazing Dog Leads Troopers to Massive Blaze [Video]

    Amazing Dog Leads Troopers to Massive Blaze [Video]
    CASWELL LAKES, AK -– German shepherds were bred for intelligence to protect sheep flocks from predators. They are revered for their loyalty and renowned to be sensitive to people’s emotions. While a collie named Lassie may be best known as a dog hero for the saying “Lassie, go get help,” Buddy carried on the tradition set by German shepherds Strongheart and ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +9
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    Sources Say Man Shot By Officer Had Hands In Air

    Sources Say Man Shot By Officer Had Hands In Air
    BALTIMORE - The unarmed man fatally shot by an off-duty Baltimore police officer outside a Mount Vernon bar early Saturday had his hands in the air when the officer fired 13 rounds, striking him nine times in the chest and groin, according to department sources. Two top police commanders said Thursday that four witnesses — two friends of victim Tyrone Brown ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -10
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    Suspect in Girl's Kidnapping Shoots Self When Police Arrive

    Suspect in Girl's Kidnapping Shoots Self When Police Arrive
    HAWK POINT, MO — A man police wanted to talk to regarding the kidnapping of four year old Alisa Maier shot himself when officers came to his door.. Paul S. Smith shot himself about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon on Highway D in Hawk Point, Missouri, west of O'Fallon. Police would not say if Smith, was the primary suspect in the case. In ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    NY Law Would be First to Take DNA From All Criminals

    NY Law Would be First to Take DNA From All Criminals
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson has proposed roughly doubling New York's DNA database to include samples from even low-level offenders, making it the first in the nation to so broadly collect and use that evidence to solve crimes and exonerate people wrongly convicted. New York's law would require adding about 48,000 samples a year to a laboratory system that state ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Ohio Tornado Rips Through Police Station

    Ohio Tornado Rips Through Police Station
    TOLEDO, OHIO -- At least seven people have been confirmed dead after two bands of strong thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped through the area late Saturday into early Sunday morning. Areas from Fulton County to eastern Wood County were hit hardest in the severe weather which is being blamed for widespread damage to homes, vehicles and even a high school. Lake Township ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -26
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    Major Cities Consider Fighting Immigration Law

    PHOENIX (AP) - At least three Arizona cities are considering a lawsuit to block the new immigration enforcement law. The cities include Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff. Their possible legal action could lend momentum to the backlash over the harsh immigration crackdown. Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon criticized the measure as "economically devastating." But he was unable Tuesday to muster support from Phoenix ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -11
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    Md. Report Calls for More Taser Restrictions

    Md. Report Calls for More Taser Restrictions
    Two years ago, a 20-year-old died after a Frederick County sheriff's deputy shocked him with a Taser. Now, a state task force is recommending that Tasers be used in fewer instances and that law enforcement track their use more closely. Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler created the Task Force on Electronic Weapons after a string of Taser-related problems, including the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Atlanta Mayor Shakes Up Police Department

    ATLANTA, GA - In his first full day on the job, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed unveiled a reorganization of the police department's command staff and announced other plans, including one to hire an economic development czar. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] Acting Police Chief George Turner promoted several longtime leaders to new positions to boost morale among officers. The moves included promoting Peter Andresen ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -4
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    NYC Responders Sent to Haiti Draw on 9/11

    NYC Responders Sent to Haiti Draw on 9/11
    NEW YORK - When the twin towers came down on Sept. 11, 2001, deputy police inspector Robert Lukach was there, working on the pile, digging through the rubble for survivors. Joe Downey, a New York City fire chief, was there too. He also was in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti after Hurricane Gustav. Now, the men are leading ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +10
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    California Cop-Biter Avoids Felony Conviction

    California  Cop-Biter Avoids Felony Conviction
    SAN FRANCISCO - A man with a two-decade history of biting and attacking San Francisco police officers was convicted of misdemeanor charges Thursday stemming from the latest incident but cleared of a felony. Miquel McNorton, 49, of San Francisco was found guilty of misdemeanor battery on an officer and two counts of resisting arrest stemming from an Aug. 18 run-in with ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -21
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    Man Suspected of Stabbing K9 Turns Self In

    Man Suspected of Stabbing K9 Turns Self In
    MINNEAPOLIS - A suspect who stabbed a Minneapolis Police K-9 and eluded a massive manhunt in Blaine last week turned himself in to authorities Sunday. L.C. Wesley Armstrong is being held in the Anoka County Jail. The Anoka County Sheriff's department confirmed that Armstrong surrendered, and said they would be providing more details later this morning. Armstrong fled after Minneapolis police ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +9
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    SF Police Chief: Protect and Preserve the Tenderloin

    SF Police Chief: Protect and Preserve the Tenderloin
    As a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, George Gascón isn't exactly new to tough neighborhoods. During the late 1970s, he worked the Hollywood Division when the once-fabled neighborhood was known primarily for its transvestite streetwalkers and drug sales. In the late 1980s, he moved to Hollenbeck, a proud Chicano community in East L.A. with deep roots-and some of ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +18
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    Detective Volunteers For Layoff to Save Co-Worker's Job

    Detective Volunteers For Layoff to Save Co-Worker's Job
    HAMILTON — Becoming a Butler County sheriff’s deputy was a great fit and a dream come true for Ed Tanner. Protecting people is all he ever wanted to do. On July 22, that dream will end when he becomes one of many to lose his job due to budget cuts. But it didn’t have to happen. The 31-year-old has worked 10 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +52
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    Guard and Robber Injured at McDonald's

    An armed robber and a security guard were wounded during a shootout at a McDonald's restaurant Wednesday night, police said. Police said the guard tried to persuade the man not to rob the restaurant in the 1100 block of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and they exchanged shots. They said the guard was wounded in the arm and neck and is expected ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Obama Thanks NYPD for Times Square Bomb Response

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama made a stop in New York City Thursday to thank the city's police department for its work in tracking down and arresting a man accused of attempting to detonate a car bomb in Times Square on May 1. Mr. Obama told officers their swift work and cooperation with federal investigators in the case serves as ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +8
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    Man Gets Life for Slaying of Officer

    Man Gets Life for Slaying of Officer
    REVERE - Robert Iacoviello Jr. was sentenced today to life in prison for the murder of off-duty Revere police Officer Daniel Talbot, who was shot to death after a chance encounter led to an exchange of words and gunfire between a group of alleged gang members and drunken police officers in 2007. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Patrick Brady imposed the mandatory ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +21
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    Retired NYPD Officer Gets in Scuffle With Cops

    Retired NYPD Officer Gets in Scuffle With Cops
    NEW YORK - A retired NYPD police officer and his wife scuffled with cops in a Manhattan stationhouse after their teenage son was stopped, frisked and handcuffed, cops said. Merault Almonor, 49, punched a female officer in the face during the March 20 fracas in the 30th Precinct stationhouse in Harlem, cops said. But Almonor's lawyer said the former cop, his ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -16
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    Police Chief Testifies Against Chicago Cop in Aggravated Battery Case

    Police Chief Testifies Against Chicago Cop in Aggravated Battery Case
    CHICAGO - After North Chicago police officer Carl Sain found his estranged wife with another man, the cop stuck a pistol in the man's face and demanded to know why he was there. That's the scenario laid out by Waukegan Police Chief Artis Yancey, who testified Tuesday that he was the man threatened and attacked by Sain during a 2009 altercation. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    San Francisco Can't Opt Out of Immigration Check

    SAN FRANCISCO—California Attorney General Jerry Brown has denied the San Francisco sheriff's request to opt out of a federal program that checks the immigration status of all people arrested using their fingerprints. Brown told the sheriff in a letter Tuesday that he believed the program would help speed the identification of individuals in the country illegally who have a history of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +10
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