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    Nearly 1000 Drug Cases Not Analyzed; LA Sheriff Says Cutbacks are to Blame

    LOS ANGELES - Sheriff Lee Baca says budget cuts have significantly slowed his agency’s analysis of narcotics evidence. The average backlog in 2009, before the cuts, was 256 cases. That number has more than tripled, according to the department, swelling to 920 unanalyzed cases. Baca recently cut overtime expenses in an effort to compensate for a $128-million budget cut. News of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated +15
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    Sources Say Man Shot By Officer Had Hands In Air

    Sources Say Man Shot By Officer Had Hands In Air
    BALTIMORE - The unarmed man fatally shot by an off-duty Baltimore police officer outside a Mount Vernon bar early Saturday had his hands in the air when the officer fired 13 rounds, striking him nine times in the chest and groin, according to department sources. Two top police commanders said Thursday that four witnesses — two friends of victim Tyrone Brown ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -10
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    Suspect in Girl's Kidnapping Shoots Self When Police Arrive

    Suspect in Girl's Kidnapping Shoots Self When Police Arrive
    HAWK POINT, MO — A man police wanted to talk to regarding the kidnapping of four year old Alisa Maier shot himself when officers came to his door.. Paul S. Smith shot himself about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon on Highway D in Hawk Point, Missouri, west of O'Fallon. Police would not say if Smith, was the primary suspect in the case. In ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    NY Law Would be First to Take DNA From All Criminals

    NY Law Would be First to Take DNA From All Criminals
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson has proposed roughly doubling New York's DNA database to include samples from even low-level offenders, making it the first in the nation to so broadly collect and use that evidence to solve crimes and exonerate people wrongly convicted. New York's law would require adding about 48,000 samples a year to a laboratory system that state ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +3
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated -13
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    Ohio Tornado Rips Through Police Station

    Ohio Tornado Rips Through Police Station
    TOLEDO, OHIO -- At least seven people have been confirmed dead after two bands of strong thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped through the area late Saturday into early Sunday morning. Areas from Fulton County to eastern Wood County were hit hardest in the severe weather which is being blamed for widespread damage to homes, vehicles and even a high school. Lake Township ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -26
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated +50
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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 over 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 over 7 years ago | Rated -14
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    Bay Area Residents, Police Come Together for National Night Out

    SAN FRANCISCO - Bay Area neighborhoods are in the last stages of planning for Tuesday's National Night Out, a block party touted by police for strengthening communities. Police departments nationwide target the event, an evening of food and conversation on closed-off streets organized by the National Association of Town Watch, as an opportunity to educate residents about crime prevention. San Jose ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Missing 12-Year-Old Girl, Believed to be Kidnapped, Found Safe and Sound

    Missing 12-Year-Old Girl, Believed to be Kidnapped, Found Safe and Sound
    SHREVEPORT, LA - The 12-year-old Shreveport girl who went missing for several days is home safe after her father picked her up from a convenience store early Wednesday. After pushing for the public's help in finding Amber White, police are being tight-lipped about the facts of the case. However, they confirmed the girl's father picked her up and never contacted authorities. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +19
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    Detective Volunteers For Layoff to Save Co-Worker's Job

    Detective Volunteers For Layoff to Save Co-Worker's Job
    HAMILTON — Becoming a Butler County sheriff’s deputy was a great fit and a dream come true for Ed Tanner. Protecting people is all he ever wanted to do. On July 22, that dream will end when he becomes one of many to lose his job due to budget cuts. But it didn’t have to happen. The 31-year-old has worked 10 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +52
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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 over 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 over 7 years ago | Rated -65
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    San Francisco Can't Opt Out of Immigration Check

    SAN FRANCISCO—California Attorney General Jerry Brown has denied the San Francisco sheriff's request to opt out of a federal program that checks the immigration status of all people arrested using their fingerprints. Brown told the sheriff in a letter Tuesday that he believed the program would help speed the identification of individuals in the country illegally who have a history of ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +10
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Teen Becomes Hero To Sheriff's Office Canines

    Asheboro, NC-- Thanks to teenager in Randolph County, Canines will beat the heat with a cool gadget. Wednesday, Sgt. Scottie Hicks, a canine handler with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, was presented with four K-9 Cool Ventilation Systems. The systems were donated by a Kaitlyn Carr, a Providence Grove High School graduate. They will be installed in each of the Sheriff's ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +33
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated -8
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