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    Police Chase Down, Taser Nude Woman on the Run

    Police Chase Down, Taser Nude Woman on the Run
    WEST VALLEY CITY, UT - Two car chases, a totaled police cruiser and an extended foot pursuit of a naked woman through sagebrush finally ended with a Taser being used to subdue her. No, it was not a typical call for the West Valley Police Department. “A man was outside his vehicle on [State Road] 111 putting up home business signs ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +24
  • -10

    Sacramento Police Sergeant Accused of Shoplifting

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A Sacramento police sergeant who was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting toiletry items has been placed on administrative leave. Roseville police say John Castiglia was arrested May 28 after a local grocery store detained him. The 48-year-old Rocklin resident heads the Sacramento Police Department's financial crimes unit. He had previously headed the sex assault and child abuse unit. In 1996, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -10
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    Officer Catches Woman Jumping Off Bridge Into Train's Path

    Officer Catches Woman Jumping Off Bridge Into Train's Path
    ROANOKE, VA - Just as a woman flung herself off the 10th Street bridge into the path of an oncoming freight train, Roanoke police Officer N.D. Comas caught her leg. "Let me die!" she screamed. "Let me die." Comas, 28, had been patrolling nearby with his car windows down and heard the woman threatening to jump, he said Monday. As a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +56
  • -35

    Utah Teacher Fatally Shot in Parking Lot [Video]

    Utah Teacher Fatally Shot in Parking Lot [Video]
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A teacher was shot and fatally wounded in the parking lot of her preschool Friday, and a 70-year-old woman accused in the attack called 911 and then calmly waited for police, authorities said. Tetyana Nikitina, 34, a single mother of two children, was rushed to Intermountain Medical Center but died of her wounds, officials said. Police Lt. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -35
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    LAPD Chief to Return 130 Desk Officers to Streets

    LAPD Chief to Return 130 Desk Officers to Streets
    Streamlining the upper management of the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday he plans to take 130 officers off desk duty and return them to the streets. "This will be the first wave of officers as we move forward," Beck said, outlining the organizational changes he is making during his first months as chief. "This will be extremely ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +19
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    Police Deserve Praise For Handling Daily Hazards

    Police Deserve Praise For Handling Daily Hazards
    Every so often after a local police shooting, you hear questions voiced in this community as to whether it had to happen. Or suggestions that certain officers should be separated from their firearms, fired or prosecuted. There are times when such speculation from the peanut gallery (which includes me) is understandable and correct. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] The fatal shooting Tuesday night of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +10
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    Off-Duty D.C. Officer Involved in Maryland Shooting

    SUITLAND, Md. - Prince George's County police say an off-duty D.C. police officer shot at a man who robbed him at gunpoint in the Suitland area. The incident occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday in the 3800 block of Old Silver Hill Road. Police say the robber was apparently not hit by the gunfire and fled on foot with an unknown amount ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Obama Orders More Air Marshalls

    Obama Orders More Air Marshalls
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of law enforcement officers are being trained as federal air marshals to ramp up security as the Obama administration tries to prevent a repeat of the near-catastrophic attempt to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day. President Barack Obama ordered the U.S. intelligence agencies to do a better job of recognizing serious terror threats ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Motorcycle Officers' Sidecars Increase Stability, Cool Factor

    Motorcycle Officers' Sidecars Increase Stability, Cool Factor
    Answer Man has never thought of a motorcycle sidecar as "cute" before. A puppy wearing sunglasses? Cute. A baby in a floppy hat? Cute. But a law enforcement Harley-Davidson with regulation sidecar? Hmmm. And yet he does see the appeal. Perhaps the better word is "cool." Just as a shoulder holster is inherently cool even without a gun in it, a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
  • -9

    Girl Arrested for Doodling on Desk Sues City for Excessive Force

    Girl Arrested for Doodling on Desk Sues City for Excessive Force
    NEW YORK - The 12-year-old schoolgirl handcuffed and arrested in February for doodling on her desk plans to sue the city. A lawyer for Alexa Gonzalez and her mother officially notified the city that they'll seek $1 million in damages for the alarming incident inside Junior High School 190 in Queens. The legal papers describe Alexa's ordeal as an excessive use ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -9
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    Police Fatalities Fall in 2009

    Police Fatalities Fall in 2009
    Five ambush-style incidents that ended in the shooting deaths of 15 police officers are putting a damper on a positive trend this year: The number of officers who died in the line of duty was the lowest in 50 years. "It really is a classic good news-bad news story," says Craig Floyd, chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +10
  • +29

    Inmates Attack Dad Suspected of Trying to Sell Baby

    Inmates Attack Dad Suspected of Trying to Sell Baby
    MONTEREY — Two Salinas parents were arraigned Friday under heightened security after the father was attacked by jail inmates when they heard he was charged with attempting to sell their 8-month-old daughter. Patrick Alan Fousek, 38, and Samantha Tomasini, 20, are being held in segregated, lockdown cells at the Monterey County Jail, after the Thursday night attack. Sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Richards ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +29
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    Deputy Suspended for Tasering Students at Their Request

    Deputy Suspended for Tasering Students at Their Request
    DENVER - A Lake County sheriff's deputy used a Taser on about 30 high school students Thursday morning during a career fair on the playground of Lake County High School in Leadville. The Taser — a nonlethal weapon that administers an electric shock — was applied to the students' legs, and some suffered burns of varying degrees. At least one student ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -29
  • +9

    FBI, Police Raids in MA Community Were "Organized Confusion"

    FBI, Police Raids in MA Community Were "Organized Confusion"
    WATERTOWN, MA — First they heard commotion, then the shouting: “FBI, put your hands up; don’t move.’’ From the window of their Waverley Avenue home, Vincent Lacerra and his wife could see more than 20 federal agents approaching the apartment house across the street, guns drawn, at least one holding a shield. Not long afterward, a middle-aged man was escorted from ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +9
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    Witness to K9 Shooting Dedicates Career to Providing Dog Vests

    Witness to K9 Shooting Dedicates Career to Providing Dog Vests
    PALO ALTO - The next time Aris dashes into a building on the heels of a bad guy, he won't be naked. Aris and his two fellow Palo Alto police dogs, Amigo and Ilan, were presented Tuesday with bulletproof vests emblazoned with their names. They were the latest beneficiaries of Vest 'N P.D.P., a nonprofit program run by Susie Jean, a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
  • -1

    911 Recording: Calm Exchange in NH Bus Bomb Scare

    CONCORD, N.H. — A police dispatch log made during a Greyhound bus bomb scare that drew a massive police presence describes what appeared to be someone holding a handgun on board, a man taking his shirt off and a woman who tried to get off the bus but stopped, according to records released Tuesday. The transcript of comments made among police ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    Council Approves 2% Pay Hike for Chicago Police

    CHICAGO - The City Council today signed off on a new Chicago Police Department contract that gives officers average raises of 2 percent a year. The deal also requires officers to submit to random alcohol testing starting in 2012 and to take drug and alcohol tests if they fire their weapons while on or off duty. Aldermen approved the contract without ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    80-Pound Enforcer Makes Fifth Arrest

    80-Pound Enforcer Makes Fifth Arrest
    ANNE ARUNDEL, MD - Faced with a big, barking enforcer pushing toward him under a bed, a Shady Side man with open warrants surrendered to police. That was the fifth apprehension by Grim, one of two "deputy dogs" of the Anne Arundel County sheriff's office, said his handler, Deputy Jason Jett. The team was leaving work after 9 p.m. June 30 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +34
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    ODMP's Honor Roll and Remembering Shirts Unveiled

    FAIRFAX, VA - The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. (ODMP), has announced that its official “Honor Roll of Heroes of 2009” shirts are now available, as well as its popular annual “REMEMBERING” series. Each spring, the ODMP unveils a memorial shirt listing the names of fallen officers from the previous calendar year. This year’s shirt displays the names of 126 law ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +8
  • -3

    Can Good Cop Work Overcome the Loss of Stop-and-Frisk Database?

    Can Good Cop Work Overcome the Loss of Stop-and-Frisk Database?
    NEW YORK CITY - The NYPD can no longer maintain its controversial stop-and-frisk database of innocent New Yorkers, a blow to city leaders who say it was vital to combatting crime. Gov. Paterson signed legislation yesterday eliminating the database of information about people stopped then released by cops, saying it was "not a policy for a democracy." Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -3
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