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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -4
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated +27
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    Police Applicant Dies After Completing Fitness Test

    Police Applicant Dies After Completing Fitness Test
    BALTIMORE - Baltimore police have identified the applicant who died during testing. The Sun's Frederick N. Rassmussen filed this report: The 29-year-old man who collapsed and died after finishing a 1.5-mile run as part of his application to become a Baltimore police officer was identified Saturday as Gilnord Charles. Baltimore Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Charles had passed the civil ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -57
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated +8
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    Iowa Residents Flock to Sheriffs Office for Gun Permits

    Iowa Residents Flock to Sheriffs Office for Gun Permits
    Several Iowa sheriffs' offices reported receiving 10 to 20 times as many weapons permit applications on Monday as they do most days. Monday was the first day government offices were open since Saturday, when a law took effect that requires sheriffs under most circumstances to issue permits to carry concealed weapons. Sheriffs previously had greater discretion to deny or restrict such ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +19
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated +42
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    2010 Marks Record Low for NYPD Fatal Police-Involved Shootings

    2010 Marks Record Low for NYPD Fatal Police-Involved Shootings
    NEW YORK CITY - NYPD officers logged a record low number of fatal police-involved shootings last year, a new report shows. Last year, cops shot and killed eight people, wounding 16 others. The numbers are a sharp decrease from 2009, when police killed 12 and wounded 20. The report also shows there were 93 police-shooting incidents, which include accidental discharges and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +5
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Young Officer's Leg Severed After Collision With Drunk Driver

    SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio Police Officer Mike Thornton 27, remains at Brooke Army Medical Center where Police Chief Bill McManus said surgeons were unable to save the young officer's severed leg. At about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Thornton had parked his police unit on the upper ramp of I-35 and South Laredo Street. He was assisting a stranded motorist when McManus ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -53
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -25
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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 over 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 over 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 over 7 years ago | Rated -7
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated +22
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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 over 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -21
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated +17
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -6
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated +10
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