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    All MD Hostages Safe, Gunman James Lee Shot Dead

    All MD Hostages Safe, Gunman James Lee Shot Dead
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD - Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger told reporters that a device went off and released smoke during the confrontation, but that three hostages were safe. He had earlier declined to comment on reports that the man may have had explosives strapped to his body. Police searched the building after taking the suspect into custody to ensure ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +15
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    Terrorist Tapes Found Under CIA Desk

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments aided the U.S. in holding and questioning suspected terrorists. The two videotapes and one audiotape are believed to be the only remaining recordings made within the clandestine ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    Sheriff Joe Conducting Immigrant Sweep

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is conducting an illegal immigrant sweep at an El Mirage business. The Sheriff's Office says its Criminal Employment Squad has responded to a landscaping business in the 12,000 block of West Peoria Avenue. The Sheriff's Office says its Illegal Immigration hot line received information that at least half of the people working in ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +27
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    Judge Rules Man Within Rights to Record Traffic Stop

    Judge Rules Man Within Rights to Record Traffic Stop
    HARFORD COUNTY, MD - In a decision that could make it easier for citizens to record police officers in Maryland, a Harford County judge ruled Monday that state police and prosecutors were wrong to arrest and charge a man for taping his own traffic stop and posting it on the Internet. Circuit Court Judge Emory A. Plitt Jr.'s ruling helps clarify ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -13
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    IL Officer Cleared of 'Honeybee' Murder Charges

    IL Officer Cleared of 'Honeybee' Murder Charges
    WILL COUNTY, IL - Admitting they arrested the wrong man, Will County authorities abruptly announced late Tuesday they will drop the murder charge filed against Lynwood Police Officer Brian Dorian. The stunning announcement came four days after a similarly stunning announcement from the same authorities — that a suburban cop was the man who randomly shot three people near the Illinois/Indiana ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +50
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    Police Union Moving Seminar Out of Atlantic City to Protest Layoffs

    Police Union Moving Seminar Out of Atlantic City to Protest Layoffs
    ATLANTIC CITY — The New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association is canceling a seminar in Atlantic City to protest the city's layoff of 60 officers. PBA spokesman Jim Ryan says the union might also pull its annual spring convention. Ryan told The Press of Atlantic City the collective bargaining seminar and the convention have been held in Atlantic City for the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +8
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    Overcrowded Jails Force Sheriff To Create Task Force

    SANTA CRUZ - The local jail system is operating so far beyond capacity that the county plans to launch a new task force this week that's dedicated to resolving the overcrowding. County Jail, the main jail facility, was at 117 percent capacity Tuesday - housing 365 inmates though it's only rated to hold 311 people - and has consistently been past ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Some Classes Suspended at LA Police Academy

    WHITTIER, Calif.—A possible breach in test security has forced the suspension of some classes at a Los Angeles County police academy. The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training said Tuesday that certification of some basic police academy training courses at Rio Hondo College has been suspended until further notice. A cadet told KFI News that at least one question ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -14
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    Police Chief: Let Kids Aged 10 and Up Have Gun License

    ENGLAND - A police chief has been heavily criticized after calling for children as young as ten to be allowed to use guns such as rifles. Adrian Whiting, Assistant Chief Constable of Dorset Police, wants the age at which people can apply for a firearms certificate to be lowered from 14 to ten. His recommendation was branded as ‘disgusting’ by anti-gun ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    Suit Against County Sheriff Moves Forward

    Suit Against County Sheriff Moves Forward
    SUTTONS BAY, Mich. — A federal judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit filed against the Leelanau County sheriff that accuses him of eavesdropping on and bullying subordinates. U.S. District Judge Janet Neff issued an order this week denying a motion to dismiss the suit against Sheriff Mike Oltersdorf. The lawsuit was filed last year by several current and former ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Former Murder Suspect Suing Police for Forced False Confession

    Former Murder Suspect Suing Police for Forced False Confession
    ZION, IL - A former Zion resident who spent five years in Lake County Jail charged with the murders of his 8-year-old daughter and her friend, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging police violated his civil rights by using physical and psychological abuse to force him to falsely confess. Lake County prosecutors pursued the death penalty while Jerry Hobbs "languished in ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -7
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    New Study Suggests Alcohol Is 'More Harmful' Than Heroin, Cocain

    LONDON - Alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack, according to a study published in medical journal the Lancet. The report is co-authored by Professor David Nutt, the former UK chief drugs adviser who was sacked by the government in October 2009. It ranks 20 drugs on 16 measures of harm to users and to wider society. Tobacco and cocaine ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -15
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    City Paying $1.25M In Police Run-Over Case

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—A beating victim run over by a Redwood City police car when officers responded to the fight call will be paid $1.25 million by the city. Francisco Huerta was beaten unconscious in a fight outside a Denny's restaurant two years ago and three police officers in separate vehicles responded to the 911 call. When Officer Oscar Poveda pulled into ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -7
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    Texas Sheriff: Mexican Bandits Entered US Waters

    ZAPATA, Texas — A Texas sheriff says armed Mexican bandits chased an American boater into U.S. waters after shooting her fleeing husband in the head. Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez also says the bandits probably plucked 30-year-old David Michael Hartley's body from Falcon Lake after the ambush, or let him sink so no evidence of his death remains. Hartley and his ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -25
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    Body of Chief's Daughter Found; Murder Warrant Issued

    Body of Chief's Daughter Found; Murder Warrant Issued
    CONCORD - The body of Valerie Hamilton, the 23-year-old daughter of Concord's police chief, was found Saturday night in a storage unit on Monroe Road in southeast Charlotte, police say. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have issued a murder warrant for 34-year-old Michael Neal Harvey, a registered sex offender with a lengthy criminal record. Harvey is thought to be the man seen on video ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -65
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    Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Names New CEO

    Camdenton, Missouri- December 14, 2010- Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) today announced that its National Board has selected Mariah Hughes of Potosi, Missouri, as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer to oversee the organization following the pending retirement of C.O.P.S. Executive Director Suzie Sawyer. Ms. Hughes will begin her tasks on Monday, January 10, 2011. “An appointed Transition Committee of the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Ex-Officers, Judges Support CA Legalization of Pot

    Ex-Officers, Judges Support CA Legalization of Pot
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — A group of former law enforcement officials on Monday endorsed a November ballot measure that would legalize marijuana in California, saying it would unclog court dockets and allow police to focus on more serious crime. The group supporting Proposition 19 is largely comprised of former or retired police officers, judges and prosecutors. Among them are former San ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Deputy Smells Smoke, Saves Family's Lives

    Deputy Smells Smoke, Saves Family's Lives
    LA PRESA — An alert Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol in the La Presa neighborhood of East County may have averted a tragedy early Christmas morning when he smelled smoke in the distance. Deputy Mike Cruz followed the smell to a home on Stafford Avenue just east of state Route 125 and found a garage on fire just after 4:30 a.m. The ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +17
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    Boston Officer Sustains Injuries in Motorcycle Crash

    Boston Officer Sustains Injuries in Motorcycle Crash
    BOSTON - Police are investigating a morning crash involving a Boston Police motorcycle and a 2000 Honda Civic near the Thomas P. O'Neill Tunnel, officials said. The crash happened about 8:41 a.m. on Interstate 93 northbound just before the tunnel, said Lieutenant David Wilson, a State Police spokesman. The motorcycle driver, a Boston police officer who was on duty, suffered injuries ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -8
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    VA Police: Yield Right of Way or Get a Ticket

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Don't be surprised if you see more police in the Rosslyn area Tuesday. The additional officers are part of a crackdown to emphasize pedestrian safety. [photo:579138] Officers will be out from noon to 1 p.m. issuing tickets to drivers and pedestrians who fail to properly yield the right of way. The crackdown will take place at several key ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +10
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