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    Zoning Change Allows Gun Sales at DC Metro Police Headquarters

    Zoning Change Allows Gun Sales at DC Metro Police Headquarters
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Metropolitan Police Department has opened up its doors to a gun dealer whose business, cleared by the D.C. Zoning Commission, will lift the de facto ban on District residents purchasing handguns. Charles Sykes, who possesses one of the city's few licenses to transfer guns into the city and previously had the only business to do so, can ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -5
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    Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Fired Commanders 'Let Me Down'

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Fired Commanders 'Let Me Down'
    MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ - Faced with an investigation that uncovered deceit, intimidation and other misconduct at the highest levels of his office, Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced a plan to reorganize the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in hopes of restoring public confidence in the agency. His announcement Tuesday came the same day that Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu released his complete investigation ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -7
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    Cop Fired For Responding to Officer Down Call

    Cop Fired For Responding to Officer Down Call
    HOUSTON, TX - Law enforcement leaders are stepping up criticism of Rice University's firing of a police officer who responded to an armed standoff off-campus last month with a man who shot two HPD officers before turning the gun on himself. Rice University terminated the officer, David Sedmak, for dereliction of duty for leaving his post to get to the call ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -185
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    Court Sides with Police in Warrantless Search

    Court Sides with Police in Warrantless Search
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a Kentucky man who was arrested after police burst into his apartment without a search warrant because they smelled marijuana and feared he was trying to get rid of incriminating evidence. Voting 8-1, the justices reversed a Kentucky Supreme Court ruling that threw out the evidence gathered when officers entered Hollis King's ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +22
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    Tacoma Police Officer Wounds Burglary Suspect

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police say an officer wounded a burglary suspect in a confrontation early Tuesday in Tacoma. Spokesman Mark Fulghum says officers responded to a burglary report about 2:15 a.m. and found two men outside a house in southwest Tacoma. One suspect fled on foot. The other attempted to drive off. He was chased about a half mile before ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +3
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    Repeated Use Of Force Questioned In California

    Repeated Use Of Force Questioned In California
    In July 2007, San Jose police officer John Marfia knocked Camille Monet Fisher to the floor of a downtown parking garage, smashing her face into the asphalt. Two weeks later, she would learn a fetus she was carrying was dead. In October 2007, Marfia struck Carlos Duran with both hands in the chest, knocked him down, and then pinned his head ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -11
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    Department Email Reveals Bra Sizes of Female Officers

    INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis police commander is apologizing to 13 female officers after their bra sizes, weight and height were accidentally revealed to department supervisors. The email started out harmlessly enough, as an message telling commanders to tell their officers that their new gear was ready to be picked up, WTSP.com reported. But attached to the email was a spreadsheet of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -19
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    Philly Police To Acquire 1,000 Additional TASERs

    Philly Police To Acquire 1,000 Additional TASERs
    PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Police Department has agreed to buy 1,000 TASERs to expand the use of less-than-lethal weapons by officers often called upon to deal with unruly, mentally ill people. The cost, about $850,000, will be paid from a pool of federal stimulus money the city received last year. In total, the department is to receive $1.9 million to buy ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
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    Police Forced to Watch Bay Area Man Drown

    Police Forced to Watch Bay Area Man Drown
    SAN FRANCISCO - Fire and police teams say city policy and budget cuts are to blame for emergency teams watching from shore while a 52-year-old man apparently took his own life in the Bay Area surf near San Francisco on Memorial Day. The San Jose Mercury News says Alameda police and firefighters responded quickly to a 911 call about an attempted ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -10
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    Sheriff Joe to Critics: I Will 'Never' Resign

    Sheriff Joe to Critics: I Will 'Never' Resign
    MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ - Critics of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff on Wednesday called for his resignation and for the federal government to indict him and take control of his office amid allegations of corruption, racial profiling, and misspending. The call for action comes after a recent investigation revealed evidence of corruption among Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's top commanders, and emails ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +28
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    Police Still Searching for Missing 4-Year Old Boy

    Police Still Searching for Missing 4-Year Old Boy
    NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Officers in upstate New York are pressing their search for a 4-year-old boy who police say wandered away from the family apartment while under the care of his mom's boyfriend. [widget:news__new_york] Police say Marc Anthony Bookal vanished from the Newburgh apartment Monday. They've been using dogs and dive teams have been checking the nearby Hudson River but on ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -8
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    Police Announce Training to Reduce Physical Conflicts

    The King County Sheriff's Office and Seattle police announced a new training partnership Monday, focused on putting more emphasis on verbal and de-escalation skills instead of physical tactics. All recruits to the two largest local police agencies in Washington will undergo the training as part of a pilot program with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, which trains all police ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Police May Have Accidentally Burned $8,000

    Police May Have Accidentally Burned $8,000
    Upper Darby police say $8,000 is missing from their evidence room and may have gone up in smoke. Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood said that his department was investigating the money's disappearance, but that he feared it might have been accidentally destroyed. He asked the District Attorney's Office to conduct a separate investigation. Police confiscated the money in November 2009 after ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -21
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    Police Commissioner Hospitalized After Collapse

    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Police Commissioner H. McCarthy Gipson is expected to remain hospitalized for the next day or two after collapsing during a news conference. Gipson was in suburban Cheektowaga to discuss a new law involving driving while intoxicated when he fell to the floor while standing behind a podium with other law enforcement officers Wednesday morning. [widget:news__all_discussion] Police ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -4
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    Trial Opens for Cops Charged in Katrina Shootings

    Trial Opens for Cops Charged in Katrina Shootings
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in a trial of five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath. Five former officers already have pleaded guilty to participating in a cover-up to make it appear that police were justified in fatally shooting ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -2
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    Photos From the 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil

    Photos From the 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil
    Tens of thousands of law enforcement personnel gathered in Washington, D.C., for the reading of the 387 names that were added to the wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Officers, survivors and supporters came from all over the country for the event hosted by The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). The event's speaker of honor was Attorney ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +102
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    Report: FBI Broke Law For Years in Phone Record Searches

    Report: FBI Broke Law For Years in Phone Record Searches
    The FBI illegally collected more than 2,000 U.S. telephone call records between 2002 and 2006 by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist or simply persuading phone companies to provide records, according to internal bureau memos and interviews. FBI officials issued approvals after the fact to justify their actions. E-mails obtained by The Washington Post detail how counterterrorism officials inside FBI ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    Is Mixing Police Work and Alcohol Dangerous?

    Is Mixing Police Work and Alcohol Dangerous?
    When Jim Strillacci first wore the badge of a West Hartford police officer as a rookie in the '70s, he was quickly pulled into a ritual of capping off most every shift with a trip to the closest source of booze. "When I came on the job 35 years ago, an American Legion post was right behind the police station," Strillacci ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +5
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    Police: Man With Gun, Package Found Near Pentagon

    ARLINGTON, VA - A highway ramp near the Pentagon was shut down for hours Monday night while authorities investigated what they said appeared to be a suspicious package. They said it was determined shortly before midnight, about three hours into the incident, that no explosive or suspicious device was involved. Virginia state police said the item was in a vehicle that ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +2
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    Oregon Senate Approves Full Authority of Tribal Police

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon House voted Wednesday to give tribal police the same off-reservation authority as non-tribal officers, despite objections from county sheriffs who said the measure would open the door to lawsuits and give tribal officers unprecedented authority. Representatives approved the measure on a 33-25 vote after GOP representatives also argued the bill doesn’t have enough oversight to ensure ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +7
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