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    Suspect In Officer's Shooting Has Alibi Says Lawyer

    Suspect In Officer's Shooting Has Alibi Says Lawyer
    CLAIRTON, PA - The attorney for a man charged with shooting a Clairton police officer said witnesses misidentified his client when they pegged him from a photo lineup as the gunman, and police have arrested the wrong man. Attorney Fred Rabner said Myles J. Hutchinson, 21, of McKeesport, who is charged with attempted homicide, assault on a law enforcement officer and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -11
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    Houston Police Accuse 2 Suspects of Being Fake Officers

    Two men were arrested for posing as police officers after a lawman interrupted an apparent robbery attempt at a home in southwest Houston on Sunday. Thaddeus Neil Guillory, 33, and Anthony Jermaine Manuel, 24, are charged with burglary with intent to commit a felony and impersonating a police officer after a they barged into a home at 16311 Vallejo Drive near ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Officers Accused of Arming Teens for Security Side Business

    Officers Accused of Arming Teens for Security Side Business
    RICHMOND, Calif. -- An officer accused of arming teens employed by his unauthorized private security business left the force this week while a fellow officer and alleged conspirator remains on leave and awaits a hearing with the city, police said. Danny Harris, who officials said was set to be fired, parted ways with the Richmond Police Department, avoiding the disciplinary "Skelly ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -9
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    Baltimore Police Commissioner Seeking 450 New Officers To Join Ranks

    Baltimore Police Commissioner Seeking 450 New Officers To Join Ranks
    BALTIMORE, MD - Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner are seeking help from city residents to recruit new applicants to the city's 3,100-member police force, which is trying to attract up to 450 new officers over the next several months. On Thursday, the officials on Thursday unveiled the Hometown Heroes Project, a new initiative to reach out to Baltimore residents. The department ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Policeman Shoots Self After DUI Arrest

    A Colombian police officer who was arrested for drunken driving killed himself before being tested for alcohol use, officials said. The officer, whose name was not released, shot himself in the head after being arrested in Bogota for driving under the influence of alcohol, Colombia Reports said. The suspected drunken driver had crashed into a taxi in the Fontibon district and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -10
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    Another Win for Arpaio: Immigration Activists Lose Court Battle

    Another Win for Arpaio: Immigration Activists Lose Court Battle
    PHOENIX, AZ - After several months under consideration, Federal Judge Susan Bolton this week ruled in favor of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the County Attorney’s Office in a hotly contested matter about whether illegal immigrants, who were arrested on felony charges, should be able to post bond and get out of jail. In 2006, Arizona voters approved Proposition 100 ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +44
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    Charging Cow Leaves Deputy in Critical Condition

    Charging Cow Leaves Deputy in Critical Condition
    BULLARD, TX - An East Texas deputy who was directing traffic away from an injured stray cow is hospitalized in critical condition after being attacked by the half-ton animal. Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith says Deputy Robert Britton of Tyler early Thursday responded to a call about a cow hit by a vehicle near Bullard, about 90 miles southeast of Dallas. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -28
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    Detroit Mayor Using Incentives to Get Officers to Move to Neighborhoods They Patrol

    Detroit Mayor Using Incentives to Get Officers to Move to Neighborhoods They Patrol
    DETROIT - It's pretty easy to point out the shortcomings in Detroit Mayor Dave Bing's program to use incentives to get city police officers to move back into the city and to live in the neighborhoods they patrol. That is not enough to overcome the high negatives associated with city life. It won't attract enough officers to make a significant difference ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Villasenor: Feds, Not cops, Must Handle Immigration

    Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor met with President Obama on Tuesday to discuss how to "fix the broken immigration issues," and told the president separations between the roles of local law enforcement and the federal government are necessary. Villasenor told a group of elected officials, law enforcement, and religious, business, labor and civil-rights leaders that local law enforcement should focus on ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -3
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    U.S. City Police Learn Lessons from Shootings of Officers

    U.S. City Police Learn Lessons from Shootings of Officers
    SEATTLE -- Police commanders from Lakewood, Wash.; Oakland, Calif.; and Seattle attending a national conference in Seattle on Thursday described the huge emotional toll on their departments after officers were slain in the line of duty. "March 21 (2009) was our version of 9-11," Oakland Assistant Chief Howard Jordan said, referring to when a parolee took the lives of four Oakland ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +4
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    Secret Meeting With Gang Leaders Results In Decreased Chicago Crime

    Secret Meeting With Gang Leaders Results In Decreased Chicago Crime
    CHICAGO - A secret face-to-face meeting with gang leaders last summer won Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis harsh criticism from aldermen who said he was “negotiating with urban terrorists.” But the controversial sit-down and new police strategies — both imported from Cincinnati and Boston — cut murders in high-crime parts of the West Side by 40 percent, Weis said Sunday. The ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Video Of Officer's Actions Played Major Role In Firing

    Video Of Officer's Actions Played Major Role In Firing
    BALITMORE - A Circuit Court judge upheld Monday the Baltimore police commissioner's firing of a city officer who was caught on video berating and pushing a 14-year-old skateboarder at the Inner Harbor three years ago and failed to document it in a report. The ruling by Judge Sylvester B. Cox sets the stage for an appeal, which lawyers said is likely, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -38
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    Camden Chief Honored for Adaptive Strategies

    CAMDEN, NJ - Patrolling in his Camden Police SUV on a recent day, Chief Scott Thomson dispersed a group of men hanging outside a house near Filmore and Viola, a known drug corner. He spied a community activist and stopped to talk about the installation of surveillance cameras in the area, which is running ahead of schedule. The cameras should help ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +8
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    Ogden Police Await New Tools

    OGDEN, Utah -- A special police unit focusing on downtown offenders will get help from a surveillance blimp and realtime crime center that may be launched in July. The blimp the department intends to buy for less than the price of a $40,000 patrol vehicle could help the Crime Reduction Unit keep an eye on trouble spots like those in east-central ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    CA Police Justified in Killing Man Believed to Be Armed

    CA Police Justified in Killing Man Believed to Be Armed
    OAKLAND -- The two city police officers who killed an East Oakland barber after a foot chase last year were justified in believing the man had a gun and that their lives were in danger, a report by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office concluded. Police officers Eriberto Perez-Angeles and Omar Daza-Quiroz followed their training and reacted reasonably when they shot ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +14
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    Newark's Top Cop Called 'One of America's Best Chiefs'

    Newark's Top Cop Called 'One of America's Best Chiefs'
    NEWARK, N.J. — Well into his 40s, Garry F. McCarthy played outside linebacker for the New York Police Department’s football team. McCarthy put a hurt on opponents — and sometimes got banged up himself. But when McCarthy became Newark’s top cop in 2006, the mayor begged him to stay off the gridiron. Stubbornly, McCarthy played one more year. “Finally he gave ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +5
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    Activists Try to Derail New CA Police Chief Pick

    Activists Try to Derail New CA Police Chief Pick
    SAN JOSE - Community activists on Friday demanded that the San Jose City Council block the appointment of Chris Moore as the next police chief, but the city's elected leaders indicated they would back City Manager Debra Figone's choice for the city's top cop. About two dozen members of the Coalition for Justice and Accountability gathered Friday afternoon to argue that ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    Drug Money Stolen from Narcotics Detective's Car

    Drug Money Stolen from Narcotics Detective's Car
    SMITHFIELD -- The town's police chief has reprimanded a narcotics detective after someone stole $1,140.75 in drug money from his unmarked squad car. According to Smithfield personnel records, Joseph Calzaretta, 30, received an oral warning on Feb. 16 for "unsatisfactory or grossly inefficient job performance or detrimental personal conduct." Debbie Godwin, Smithfield's town clerk and human-resources officer, said the warning would ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -12
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    NYPD to Recognize Cadet-Rescue Officers

    NYPD to Recognize Cadet-Rescue Officers
    NEW YORK — The New York Police Department will recognize the officers involved in the rescue of two West Point cadets stranded on a 500-foot-high cliff. Steve Browning said after the rescue early Sunday that it was "the most dangerous thing" he's ever done as a police officer. Browning credited the rest of his crew with heroics in plucking the 20-year-old ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +9
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    Crime-Ridden Camden to Rehire Fifty Officers

    Crime-Ridden Camden to Rehire Fifty Officers
    CAMDEN, NJ - Some Camden police officers and firefighters will be back in uniform April 1 thanks to an influx of funds. City officials today announced a plan that rehires 50 police personel and 15 firefighters via $2.5 million in "payment in lieu of taxes," or PILOT, funds. Mayor Dana Redd made the announcement weeks after city council shot down a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +22
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