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    Driver Killed After Colliding With Sheriff's Deputy

    GREEN BAY, WI - A driver was killed after colliding with a La Crosse sheriff's deputy on the way to help stop a bar fight. The La Crosse County Sheriff's Department said the collision happened shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. The deputy was traveling north on Wisconsin 35 with lights and siren activated when the squad car collided with a west-bound ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Philly Seeks Stronger Recruits Amid Police Woes

    Philly Seeks Stronger Recruits Amid Police Woes
    PHILADELPHIA - Faced with a growing number of officers in handcuffs, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey announced plans Thursday to assign more officers to the department's Internal Affairs bureau, enhance officer training in ethics issues, and create new ways for officers to report misconduct among their colleagues. Ramsey said he was not sure how many officers would be transferred to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +15
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    Police Bust Serial Killer After 25 Years

    Police Bust Serial Killer After 25 Years
    LOS ANGELES — Police arrested a man in the city’s “Grim Sleeper’’ serial killings yesterday after decades of frustrated investigations into at least 11 slayings going back 25 years, authorities said. Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County district attorney, said Lonnie Franklin Jr. will be charged with 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, and special circumstance allegations that could ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +41
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    Cop Killer Who Claimed Brutality 'Got What He Deserved'

    Cop Killer Who Claimed Brutality 'Got What He Deserved'
    CHICAGO - A lawyer who met Jon Burge during a date in the late 1980s said the former Chicago Police commander told her a convicted cop killer who accused Burge of beating him “got what he deserved.” Diane Panos said she got into a heated debate with Burge after she was introduced to the decorated officer in “laudatory” terms by another ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    Chicago to Spend $25M to Fight School Violence

    Mayor Daley today unveiled plans to use $25 million in federal economic stimulus funds to save “lost” students at Chicago Public high schools and expand the reach of three programs aimed at combating school violence. The cornerstone is a $10 million mentoring program for 1,500 high-risk students at 13 high schools. Currently, 250 students get the special attention. Mentors drawn from ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    Miami Sergeant Still Hospitalized After Drunk Driver Crash

    MIAMI -- A 61-year-old woman faces charges of driving under the influence after plowing her car into two Miami police sergeants on duty. Sgt. Orlando Villaverde, 45, was released from Jackson Memorial Hospital after sustaining broken ribs and a broken collarbone. Sgt. Robert Laurenceau, 35, suffered head and spinal cord injuries and remained hospitalized after surgery Sunday. The accident occurred as ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Fallen Trooper's Family Sues FAA for $15M

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The family of a paramedic who died in a 2008 Medevac helicopter crash in Maryland is suing the federal government for $15 million. The attorney for flight paramedic Mickey Lippy's family said Wednesday that Lippy's wife and young daughter deserve restitution for the "negligent acts" of Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers working the night of the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -7
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    4 Officers Injured When Squad Cars Collide During Pursuit

    4 Officers Injured When Squad Cars Collide During Pursuit
    AUSTIN, IL - Four police officers were injured when two squad cars collided during a police chase Sunday night in the Austin neighborhood. The crash happened about 10:15 p.m. at the intersection of Central Avenue and Washington Boulevard and involved at least two squad cars that were in pursuit, according to police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro, citing preliminary information. Two ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -18
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    Officer Makes Gun, Drug Arrests after Traffic Stop, Foot Pursuit

    Officer Makes Gun, Drug Arrests after Traffic Stop, Foot Pursuit
    PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, MD - An attempt to stop the driver of a car in Prince William on suspicion of driving under the influence led to a chase and the arrest of two Virginia men who were charged with the possession of drugs and a stolen handgun, county police said. An officer tried to stop a Chevy Tahoe in Woodbridge around ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +14
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    Cops Make Multiple Arrests in Times Square Riot Shootings

    Cops Make Multiple Arrests in Times Square Riot Shootings
    NEW YORK CITY - A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg early Monday morning near Times Square and the police said they made multiple arrests, which they said were possibly related to the shooting, because of large, unruly crowds in the area. Later in the morning, a woman was hit in the face by a BB, also near Times Square. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    22 Cab Drivers Arrested in Undercover Police Operation

    SEATTLE - Nearly two dozen taxi drivers were arrested or targeted by police Thursday after investigators say a months-long investigation showed they were trafficking stolen goods in downtown Seattle. The effort, dubbed Operation Yellow Jacket, lasted at least 10 weeks and targeted what police said was an open-air market for stolen goods in the Westlake Avenue area. The operation was launched ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    A National Recognition for Seattle Officer

    SEATTLE —The Seattle police officer who shot cop-killer Maurice Clemmons has been named the Officer of the Month for March by the National Law Enforcement Officers memorial Fund. Benjamin Kelly killed Clemmons in a confrontation on Dec. 1, two days after he killed four Lakewood officers. A King County inquest jury decided Wednesday that Kelly had reason to fear for his ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +23
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    Missing Shooting Range Weapons Found

    HARVEY, IL - Federal agents today discovered a cache of weapons they suspect were stolen from the Harvey Police Department’s gun range, officials said. The weapons were found in a wooded area near 148th and Rockwell in the south suburb, officials said. “After some really awesome investigating this afternoon, many of the stolen weapons were recovered, along with many other items ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +13
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    Sheriff's Captain Rescues Fishermen Buried in Mud

    OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) - A couple has cleaned off the mud after a nighttime fishing trip went wrong and left them buried up to their armpits in the mud of a North Carolina marsh. The StarNews of Wilmington reported Tuesday the couple were rescued after a Brunswick County sheriff's deputy in an air boat tracked them down in the dark. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    Police Warned About New Drinking Game That Could Leave Teens Blind

    Police Warned About New Drinking Game That Could Leave Teens Blind
    WASHINGTON, DC - Drug prevention advocates are warning Maryland police and schools to caution students against pouring vodka in their eyes as graduation and Beach Week approach. "Younger teens who are the high school drinkers are the ones who are going to end up trying to do this," said Mike Gimbel, Baltimore County's drug "czar" for 30 years and now president ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -42
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    Can the New Chief Turn Around the Troubled New Orleans Department?

    Can the New Chief Turn Around the Troubled New Orleans Department?
    NEW ORLEANS — Nashville police chief Ronal Serpas will return to his native New Orleans to take over the city's scandal-plagued police department, becoming the department's first white chief since the early 1980s. Mayor Mitch Landrieu made the announcement Thursday, a day after asking the U.S. Justice Department to send a team to help reorganize a department under several federal investigations. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +15
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -25
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    Police Stand Behind G20 Actions

    Police Stand Behind G20 Actions
    TORONTO - The Toronto Police Service says it has yet to hear any "specific allegations" of officer misconduct during the G20 protests despite lawsuit threats from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and increasing calls from other rights groups for a public inquiry. "Quite frankly, I haven't seen any specific formal allegation," Toronto Police Staff Superintendent Jeff McGuire told the National Post ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +4
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