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    Sheriff Faults 911 Dispatcher In Woman's Choking Death

    Sheriff Faults 911 Dispatcher In Woman's Choking Death
    MASHPEE — The dispatcher who handled a Sept. 4 emergency call from a Mashpee man whose fiancee was choking failed to follow proper procedures, according to Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings. In a prepared statement submitted to the Cape Cod Times Tuesday, Cummings wrote that he accepts "full responsibility" for the actions of the dispatcher, who during a 12-minute 911 call ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -16
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    Chicago Police Chief Criticized for 'Gang Summit'

    Chicago Police Chief Criticized for 'Gang Summit'
    CHICAGO — The idea seemed simple though bold: Call reputed gang leaders to a meeting with top police and federal prosecutors and deliver an ultimatum to end killings in the nation's third-largest city. But Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis is facing mounting criticism for holding a so-called "gang summit" last month, even though several police departments across the country have relied ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    PA State Police Says Bulletins Caused Needless Headaches

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Leaders of the Pennsylvania State Police told a legislative committee Monday that unsubstantiated or needlessly inflammatory listings in state-contracted homeland security intelligence bulletins caused a series of problems for their operations. Maj. George Bivens, head of the criminal investigation division, said some of the notices about threats to Pennsylvania infrastructure produced by the Institute of Terrorism Research and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    To Prevent Mistaken Identity, NYPD Starts Photographing Irises of Suspects

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is taking photographs of the irises of crime suspects along with their fingerprints and mug shots. The NYPD says the images will be used to help avoid cases of mistaken identity. The process takes about five seconds. Suspects will be scanned using handheld devices when they're arrested and again shortly before they're ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Following High-Profile Shootings, CA Police to Take Course On Dogs, Wildlife

    OAKLAND - Oakland police will undergo mandatory training in handling dogs and wildlife beginning next month, officials announced after two high-profile cases in which officers shot a confused fawn and a barking yellow Labrador. The training, provided free by the East Bay SPCA, will include several hours of instruction on dog behavior, local wildlife habits and alternatives to shooting animals. The ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -3
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    Escaped 300-Pound Chimp Attacks Police Cruiser

    Escaped 300-Pound Chimp Attacks Police Cruiser
    KANSAS CITY - A 300-pound chimpanzee escaped from its owner Tuesday afternoon and ran rampant through a Kansas City neighborhood, scaring walkers, pounding on passing cars and breaking a police car’s windshield. The 21-year-old ape, named Sueko, also pointed and laughed at residents and flipped off an animal control officer near 78th Street and Indiana Avenue, witnesses said. About 40 minutes ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -28
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    According to Watchdog, Denver Police Guilty of Cover-Up

    DENVER — Mayor John Hickenlooper is asking the FBI to investigate a case that has divided a top law enforcement official and an independent watchdog over whether Denver officers caught on video aggressively subduing a man should be fired. An independent office that monitors Denver police released a report Monday saying two officers seen on video arresting two men outside a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    'Bang' Forces NYPD Chopper to Make Water Landing

    'Bang' Forces NYPD Chopper to Make Water Landing
    NEW YORK CITY - An NYPD helicopter pilot patrolling the air space before Air Force One landed at Kennedy Airport brought out her inner Chesley Sullenberger - making an emergency landing on Wednesday in Jamaica Bay. The six-member crew survived with minor injuries after Detective Erin Nolan was forced to splash down around 4 p.m. because of a mechanical problem. The ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +22
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    Sheriff to Resign After Winning Re-Election Rather Than Take Pension

    BOSTON—Middlesex County Sheriff James V. DiPaola says he will resign in January, two months after winning re-election, rather than take a pension in addition to his salary. The 57-year-old DiPaola filed retirement papers in October. He was able to take advantage of state pension law that allows retirees to run for paid elective office without losing their pensions. DiPaola, a Democrat, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +8
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    100 Dirty Cops Arrested in FBI's Largest Corruption Probe

    100 Dirty Cops Arrested in FBI's Largest Corruption Probe
    PUERTO RICO - The biggest police corruption probe in the 102-year history of the FBI snared more than 130 people Wednesday in Puerto Rico. The bulk of them were law enforcement officers accused of providing security to drug traffickers. The arrests were the latest blow to a scandal-plagued island police department struggling with soaring crime and dirty cops who allegedly accepted ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +26
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    Memorials Honor NJ Police Officer Killed in Crash

    Memorials Honor NJ Police Officer Killed in Crash
    OCEAN GATE, N.J. -- Fellow officers and residents are mourning the death of a small-town New Jersey police officer who was killed when a suspected drunken driver crashed into his Jeep. Thirty-two-year-old Ocean Gate Officer Jason Marles was killed early Thursday on the Garden State Parkway. He was headed home to his wife and two children after working a holiday anti-drunken ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -20
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    Police Rescue Woman Trapped in Car by Flood Waters

    A spokesperson for Galax Police Chief Rick Clark advised that two Galax Police Officers were involved in a water rescue of a stranded motorist on December 1, 2010. Galax police responded to a call of a lady stranded in her automobile on Creekview Drive at 6:26AM. Upon their arrival responding officers observed a vehicle trapped by rising water. Officers Chris Hines ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +15
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    Ford Creates 'Stealth' Version of Police Interceptor

    Ford Creates 'Stealth' Version of Police Interceptor
    Ford came up with an interesting idea for its new police car -- create a hot undercover "stealth" version. It's just a concept, but it's easy to imagine how much detectives would want this as their stake-out car. Actually, it would look great but be fairly ineffective. The bad guys would be so intent on checking out that sinister, sleek car ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +13
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    Police Cadets Rescue Man Pinned by Vehicle in Pond

    Police Cadets Rescue Man Pinned by Vehicle in Pond
    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD - At the sound of the crash, the three police-officers-in-training turned their heads see a sport-utility vehicle rolling down an embankment and into a large collection pond in Lanham. While one of the cadets parked the car, the other two rushed to find a man pinned by the vehicle. Only his nose and mouth were visible above ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +40
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    Authorities Search for Cult Members Missing in Apparent Mass Suicide Bid

    Authorities Search for Cult Members Missing in Apparent Mass Suicide Bid
    LOS ANGELES - Authorities launched a major search for five members of a cult-like group in Palmdale and at least eight children who were reported missing after leaving a prayer meeting early Saturday in a feared mass suicide plot, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. The group was believed to be traveling in three vehicles: a white 2004 Nissan Quest, a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -9
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    Police Chief Calls Shooting of Family Dog 'Unfortunate'

    Police Chief Calls Shooting of Family Dog 'Unfortunate'
    OAKLAND, CA - Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts said Friday that the fatal shooting of a family dog by an officer investigating a burglar alarm was "unfortunate" and that the department would be investigating the incident, the second police killing of an animal in five months. Gloria, an 11-year-old arthritic yellow Labrador owned by Ward and Mary Kate Hallock since she ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -5
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    Man Who Died After Taser Stun Admitted to Using PCP

    WEST OAK CLIFF, TX - A robbery suspect who died after Dallas police officers tried to subdue him with a Taser in West Oak Cliff this weekend admitted to using a form of PCP, police said. Freddie Lee Lockett, 30, of Irving told arresting officers he had used "wet," a street name for PCP-laced marijuana. He died early Sunday, shortly after ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    DA: Deputies' Fatal Gunfire Was Self-Defense

    DA: Deputies' Fatal Gunfire Was Self-Defense
    PARDEEVILLE, Wis. — Columbia County prosecutors will not charge two sheriff's deputies who shot and killed a Cambridge man last month. District attorney Jane Kohlwey says a report from the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation concludes that the deputies fired in self-defense. Authorities received a call Nov. 14 saying 51-year-old Kelly J. Bishell was threatening to kill himself and his dog. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +24
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    Over 1,300 Guns Collected in FL Sheriff's Buyback Event

    Over 1,300 Guns Collected in FL Sheriff's  Buyback Event
    TAVARES, FL — Money pried a 22-caliber gun from Jim Carlton's hands. "Like everybody else, I can use an extra $50," said Carlton, 63, a music writer and guitarist in Mount Dora, who was among more than 180 people who took part Friday in the first-ever "Kicks-4-Guns" program in Lake County. His never-been-fired handgun had collected dust in a closet for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -25
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    Veteran Cop Challenges Labor Unions to Own Responsibility

    Veteran Cop Challenges Labor Unions to Own Responsibility
    Ever since he stood up to Chris Christie, demanding that he restore money the governor's predecessors “raided” from the state police and firefighters pension fund, Mount Olive Police Sgt. Mike Pocquat has received emails, letters, calls and texts from just about everyone connected with law enforcement and firefighting in New Jersey -- except the labor unions. Now he’s calling them out. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +7
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