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  • +17

    Ex-Police Chief Acquitted in Uzi Shooting Death

    PELHAM, MA - The emotionally racked trial of a former Pelham police chief charged in connection with the accidental shooting death of an 8-year-old boy at a gun fair came to an end yesterday with a jury acquitting Edward Fleury, who cried at the verdict. Fleury, 53, was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and multiple counts of furnishing a machine ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +17
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    Former Officer, 80, Fends Off Armed Robber

    ATLANTIC CITY — When a man brandished a gun at George Nelson during a home invasion Sunday, he did what his years as a city police officer would have warned against: He fought back. “If it had been anybody else, I would have told them, ‘Don’t fight, just give him whatever he wants to get him to leave,’” said the 80-year-old ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +16
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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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    Teen Awarded $100,000 After Police-Involved Hit-and-Run

    BALTIMORE - A Baltimore jury has awarded an aspiring boxer more than $113,000 in damages and medical expenses after a hit-and-run by an unmarked police vehicle in 2009, according to his attorney. Deon Johnson, 19, said he was sitting on a dirt bike at Pennsylvania Avenue and Mosher Street when an unmarked city police car hit him and knocked him to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -8
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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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    Arizona Sheriff, Limbaugh Feud Over Comments

    ARIZONA - A war of words has erupted between radio commentator Rush Limbaugh and the sheriff investigating the Tucson shooting spree that killed six and wounded 14, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik told ABC News that Limbaugh is "irresponsible" in the rhetoric he uses against elected officials. "The kind of rhetoric that flows from Rush Limbaugh, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +7
  • +44

    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
  • -28

    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 over 6 years ago | Rated -6
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    Sheriff: New Parole Law Could Free Up Beds

    HOUSTON - Parole violators languishing in county lockups are running up millions of dollars in jail costs for Harris and other large Texas counties, compelling sheriffs to campaign to get state law changed so nonviolent convicts can post bail. Parole officers issue so-called blue warrants, which are used to arrest former Texas prison convicts accused of violations of their parole. However, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Michigan Town Closer to Losing Local Department

    PONTIAC, MI - Financially troubled Pontiac moved a step closer Wednesday to having its Police Department dissolved and replaced by Oakland County Sheriff's Office patrols. Trying to deal with a projected $9-million deficit, Michael Stampfler, the state-appointed emergency financial manager of the city, has asked the Sheriff's Office to take over policing services in the city of 66,247. A committee of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -5
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated +3
  • -38

    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 over 6 years ago | Rated -38
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated +14
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated +4
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    Sheriff Removes Hoops from Jail; Donates to Church

    Sheriff Removes Hoops from Jail; Donates to Church
    BARTOW, FL - First he switched the jail menu to dish up cheaper food. Then he changed the TV options to up educational viewing and curb sports and violence. Now Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is rejecting basketball; he had inmates uproot the jail's hoops. "This is a county jail; it is not a gymnasium," Judd said today. "It's not some ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +55
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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 over 6 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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