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    NYPD Ordered to Turn Over Shooting Reports to Civil Liberties Union

    NYPD Ordered to Turn Over Shooting Reports to Civil Liberties Union
    NEW YORK - A judge has ordered the NYPD to turn over internal reports on more than 800 cop-related shootings dating back to 1997 to the New York Civil Liberties Union. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Emily Goodman's decision follows a 2009 lawsuit by the NYCLU that said the Police Department is withholding info from the public any time its members are ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -4
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    Dupo Officer Investigated After His Truck Burned

    Belleville, Ill. -- The Dupo Police officer who shot a man in the line of duty in February was investigated for submitting an insurance claim after his truck was found burning on a rural road, according to Metro-East Auto Theft Task Force Director Gary Brewer. Officer Ryan Corbin, now 28, reported his 2007 Dodge Dakota truck stolen Nov. 3, 2008, from ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -2
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    Should Armed Officer Be Assigned to Public Schools?

    Should Armed Officer Be Assigned to Public Schools?
    PHILADELPHIA - Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey are discussing a proposal to put armed city police officers in some schools as part of a comprehensive plan to improve safety and security for the 155,000 students enrolled in the Philadelphia School District. "We can't ignore the fact that we have a problem, and we have to regain control of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -5
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    No More Language Police For Pennsylvania

    PHILADELPHIA - You gotta be f - - - - - - - kidding! The Pennsylvania State Police agreed yesterday as part of settlement to a federal lawsuit to stop issuing disorderly-conduct citations to citizens who use profanity. The lawsuit was filed last May by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania on behalf of Lona Scarpa, a mother of three ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -10
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    Army May Field More Powerful Sniper Rifle

    Army May Field More Powerful Sniper Rifle
    The Army is moving closer to arming all of its sharpshooters with the XM2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle, a powerful new sniper rifle that can reach more than 50 percent farther than the weapon currently in use. The XM2010 first hit Army ranges late last year, and the service's top gear buyer says it is already targeting bad guys in Afghanistan. The ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +8
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    Chicago Police Concerned About Conceal-Carry Bill

    CHICAGO — Chicago police joined gun control groups Wednesday to voice concerns about flaws in Illinois' mental health screening system for would-be gun owners, problems that could be amplified with passage of a bill to allow permits for carrying concealed firearms. A 2009 Illinois State Police report cited "significant information gaps" in the state's ability to detect and screen out people ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -3
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    Trooper Injured After Squad Car Gets Rear-Ended

    MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota state trooper is injured after a driver rear-ended his squad car while the trooper was making a traffic stop. The State Patrol says the crash happened after 8 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 94 near 42nd Avenue North in Minneapolis. Authorities say the driver of a van lost control and slammed into the back of the squad car. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -21
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    Oakland Mayor to Rehire Ten Laid Off Officers

    Oakland Mayor to Rehire Ten Laid Off Officers
    OAKLAND - Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced Monday that she would rehire 10 of the 80 officers the City Council laid off in July, one step in what she portrayed as a comprehensive effort to make the Police Department a top priority. Quan said she would assign computer technicians to the Police Department and prioritize patrol car repairs. She also announced ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +42
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    Fired Police Chief Wins Back Job After Eight-Year Fight

    Fired Police Chief Wins Back Job After Eight-Year Fight
    WASHINGTON -- A federal board has ordered the reinstatement of a U.S. Park Police chief who was fired in 2004 after complaining publicly that her department was understaffed and underfunded. The Merit Systems Protection Board, in a decision Tuesday, also ordered that the U.S. Department of the Interior pay Teresa Chambers back pay, interest and other benefits. Chambers had contended ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +37
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    CA Considering Mug Shots for Facebook

    CA Considering Mug Shots for Facebook
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in a city ranked top in the state for alcohol-related traffic fatalities might soon be trying a new tactic to keep drunken drivers off the road: Electronic shaming on Facebook. In a contentious move that has raised the hackles of privacy advocates and been met with resistance from a police department fearful of alienating residents, a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +3
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    Captain's Widow Seeks Pension Benefits for Son Conceived Through IVF

    Captain's Widow Seeks Pension Benefits for Son Conceived Through IVF
    NEWARK — Francia Prystauk stood before state pension board members earlier this month with a kind of story they had never heard before. Her husband Gary, a retired Newark police captain, had died in a scuba diving accident in 2006, and she was there to seek pension benefits for their son. A routine enough request, except for one crucial detail — ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +9
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    NJ Officer Still in Critical Condition After Being Shot Multiple Times

    NJ Officer Still in Critical Condition After Being Shot Multiple Times
    PARAMUS, N.J. –A Paramus police officer remained in critical condition at Hackensack University Medical Center Tuesday more than a day after being shot. Officer Rachel Morgan was shot during a wild gunfight with 23-year-old Michael Carmody Sunday night near the Garden State Parkway. She managed to get several shots off at the suspect, along with a backup police officer who also ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -25
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    Oregon Passes Bill to Allow University Police Departments

    SALEM -- State universities would be permitted to establish their own police departments with a bill that passed the Oregon Senate Monday. Senate Bill 405 would allow the state board of higher education to authorize a police force with officers empowered to enforce both state law and university rules and policies. They would be required to have the same training and ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +3
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    Grand Jury Clears Officers of Charges In Student's Death

    Grand Jury Clears Officers of Charges In Student's Death
    THORNWOOD, NY - The Easton family of Danroy “D.J.” Henry Jr. is dumbfounded, but vows to persevere after a New York grand jury brought no charges against a police officer who fatally shot the popular Pace University football player. “It’s hard for my family,” Danroy Henry Sr. said last night. “This is an unfortunate roller coaster. For them, the tragedy is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +22
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    Officer Wounded When Soldier Opens Fire In Utah

    Officer Wounded When Soldier Opens Fire In Utah
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigations by police and the Army failed to find why a soldier from Arizona who served in Iraq and was absent without leave from a base in Washington state opened fire — wounding a police officer before being shot and killed in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday that 28-year-old Spc. Brandon Barrett ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -7
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    Sheriff Joe's Deputy Files $5M Claim Against Maricopa County

    Sheriff Joe's Deputy Files $5M Claim Against Maricopa County
    MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ - A high-ranking member of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has filed a $5 million notice of claim against the county, saying he was injured by a searing memorandum that alleged widespread mismanagement, inappropriate campaign activities and other wrongdoing within the Sheriff's Office. The memo in question, authored by Sheriff's Deputy Chief Frank Munnell, prompted Arpaio to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -21
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    NH Officer Gives Chase, Injured in Crash With Tree

    WAKEFIELD, N.H.—A New Hampshire police officer who chased a suspect after a traffic stop has crashed his cruiser into a tree and been injured. State police say Milton Police Department Officer Reginald Crone had stopped a vehicle Sunday afternoon and had exited his cruiser when the suspect took off. Crone got back in his cruiser and pursued the suspect's vehicle a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -5
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    NH Cops Say Officer Wasn’t Careful Prior to Crash

    ROCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire police department says a Rochester police officer "failed to use due care" when his cruiser rear-ended another vehicle at a stop light. Farmington Police Lt. Kevin Willey tells Foster’s Daily Democrat the report for the Feb. 21 crash on Route 11 hasn’t been finalized. Once it’s finished the report will be forwarded to Rochester police ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -6
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    Witnesses: Slain Ark. Officer Rescued Partner

    Witnesses: Slain Ark. Officer Rescued Partner
    A man suspected of fatally shooting an Arkansas policeman during a traffic stop sounded like he was reciting a prayer as the young officer approached his car door, a witness who was in the car told The Associated Press. "Tonight's the night. Tonight's the night," April Swanner recalled the suspected gunman Jerry Lard saying. Swanner didn't know what her friend meant ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +40
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    Oakland PD To Miss Reforms Deadline After Slew of Setbacks

    OAKLAND, CA - The Oakland Police Department, battered by a series of setbacks and layoffs, will miss the deadline on reforms ordered by a federal court after the Riders scandal a decade ago. The department has completed the majority of the reforms ordered in a 2003 settlement to a lawsuit stemming from the misconduct of four officers who were accused of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -3
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