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    Sheriff's Investigators Nab Fugitive with Fake Job Offer

    Sheriff's Investigators Nab Fugitive with Fake Job Offer
    COOK COUNTY, IL - A Florida fugitive who had traveled around the world will be extradited on Wednesday after Cook County Sheriff's fugitive investigators developed an elaborate plan to capture her. Victoria Okegbola, 28, has been wanted in Broward County, Fla., since she left the country last summer. In May, Broward County officials notified Cook County investigators that Okegbola may be ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +23
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    Sheriff Joe's Immigration Posse: The Incredible Hulk, Steven Seagul

    Sheriff Joe's Immigration Posse: The Incredible Hulk, Steven Seagul
    PHOENIX -- People crossing the border illegally may be doing double takes, because a TV superhero is going to be on patrol. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday swore in 56 members of a new volunteer sheriff's posse group that includes "The Incredible Hulk" star Lou Ferrigno. The sheriff says action-film star Steven Seagal and actor Peter Lupus of TV's ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +23
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated +23
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    Chicago Police Make Year's Biggest Heroin Bust to Date

    Chicago Police Make Year's Biggest Heroin Bust to Date
    CHICAGO - Chicago police recovered more than $5 million in cash and made the year's largest seizure of heroin from a Northwest Side home, officials said Monday. Officers found 10 kilograms of heroin with a value of $1.5 million at the home in the 2500 block of North Kildare Avenue, authorities said. The home sits just around the corner from Kelvyn ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +22
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    Sheriff Involved in High-Speed Chase

    Sheriff Involved in High-Speed Chase
    Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder ended up involved in a highway chase with a strange ending as he drove to a training seminar Saturday in Park City, police said. Winder was driving east on Interstate 80 in Parleys Canyon at about 10 a.m. when he spotted a Toyota Camry being driven erratically, moving from lane to lane, said Unified Police ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +22
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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 almost 3 years ago | Rated +22
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    Cop Dragged One Block by SUV He Tried to Stop

    Cop Dragged One Block by SUV He Tried to Stop
    PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia police officer trying to stop an SUV belonging to a Montgomery County man who had been found dead in his blood-spattered living room was dragged about a block yesterday when a man seen driving the vehicle hit the gas, police said. Richard Porter, 68, of Woodhill Road in Wayne, was found in his home lying on his ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +22
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    'Bang' Forces NYPD Chopper to Make Water Landing

    'Bang' Forces NYPD Chopper to Make Water Landing
    NEW YORK CITY - An NYPD helicopter pilot patrolling the air space before Air Force One landed at Kennedy Airport brought out her inner Chesley Sullenberger - making an emergency landing on Wednesday in Jamaica Bay. The six-member crew survived with minor injuries after Detective Erin Nolan was forced to splash down around 4 p.m. because of a mechanical problem. The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +22
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    Court: Injured Bystander Can't Sue Police

    Court: Injured Bystander Can't Sue Police
    Minneapolis -- A woman who lost her leg after she was struck and pinned between two cars by an alleged drug dealer fleeing St. Paul police may not sue the department for negligence because it is protected under official immunity, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ordered. The ruling upheld a district court decision dismissing a lawsuit that Mary Plaster had filed ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +22
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    Seven Killers Back Behind Bars After Officer's Slaying

    Seven Killers Back Behind Bars After Officer's Slaying
    WOBURN, MA - Seven Bay State killers were yanked back into maximum-security prisons in the days after the murder of a Woburn cop by a paroled triple-lifer, the Herald has learned. Department of Correction brass demanded that the second-degree murderers — once a step away from freedom working and living in prerelease centers and halfway houses — be locked up after ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +22
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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 3 years ago | Rated +22
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    Crime-Ridden Camden to Rehire Fifty Officers

    Crime-Ridden Camden to Rehire Fifty Officers
    CAMDEN, NJ - Some Camden police officers and firefighters will be back in uniform April 1 thanks to an influx of funds. City officials today announced a plan that rehires 50 police personel and 15 firefighters via $2.5 million in "payment in lieu of taxes," or PILOT, funds. Mayor Dana Redd made the announcement weeks after city council shot down a ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +22
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    Cop's Search Justified by Car's Odors Court Says

    Cop's Search Justified by Car's Odors Court Says
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The strong whiff of air fresheners and other odor-masking agents was enough reason for a highway officer to suspect a pulled-over driver might be a drug trafficker, according to the Utah Court of Appeals. Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Jensen pulled over Heather Richards in 2007 for crossing the fog line and following another vehicle too ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +22
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    L.A. Intersection Named for City's First Black Officer Killed in Line of Duty

    L.A. Intersection Named for City's First Black Officer Killed in Line of Duty
    His widow was too poor to buy a headstone for his grave. So Los Angeles' first black police officer to be killed in the line of duty was buried in an unmarked grave when he was laid to rest 87 years ago. This week, city leaders took steps to remedy that oversight by designating the downtown intersection of Central Avenue and ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +22
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    Officer Launches $1.2M Defamation Suit Against YouTube

    Officer Launches $1.2M Defamation Suit Against YouTube
    TORONTO -- A Toronto police officer nicknamed "Officer Bubbles" on YouTube over an incident during the G20 summit has launched a $1.2-million defamation suit against the website. Const. Adam Josephs received the nickname after an online video surfaced of him telling a protester she would be arrested if any of her bubbles touched police officers. Josephs is not suing over the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +22
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    MCSO Makes 28 Arrests In Bread Factory Bust

    PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies arrested at least 28 people for allegedly using false identification documents to get jobs at a Mesa bread factory. The arrests were made after deputies executed a search warrant Thursday morning at the Alpine Valley Bread Company. Approximately 50 to 60 employees were working inside the bakery when the raid occurred and had arrested 28 ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +21
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    Former Officer Who Saved Wheelchair-Bound Man From Fire Ducks the Spotlight

    Read the original article at CliffviewPilot.com This is what a hero looks like: After rescuing a man in a wheelchair from a fire, Dean Brauch stopped by Fair Lawn police headquarters later in the day in case they needed a written statement from him. Otherwise, police might never have known who the good Samaritan was who saved a stranger’s life. “I ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +21
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    DA Clears 20 State Troopers In MA Suspect's Death

    DA Clears 20 State Troopers In MA Suspect's Death
    WORCESTER, MA - Police did nothing wrong when they busted a 45-year-old Worcester man who died hours after resisting arrest, Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett has found. “While Mr. (Kenneth) Howe had injuries associated with a strenuous physical struggle, he did not have any associated with purposeful hitting,” Blodgett said. “The medical evidence also shows that Mr. Howe suffered from ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +21
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    Officers Provide State-wide Support for Proper Police Funerals

    Officers Provide State-wide Support for Proper Police Funerals
    VINITA PARK - When Police Chief Mike Webb lost his battle early last year with pancreatic cancer, his family, his department and his city knew they wanted to send him off with all the ceremony of a proper police funeral. But they had no idea where to start. Webb's son, Sean Webb, a captain for Central County Fire and Rescue, knew ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +21
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    Cop Who Thwarted Bank Heist Was Targeted for Layoff

    RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The gunshots that wounded an armed bank robber during a hostage standoff on Thursday were fired by an officer who almost lost his job last year as the borough sought to spend less on policing, officials confirmed Friday. The officer -- identified Friday as William J. Sommers, 36 -- fired several rounds outside a Chase Bank branch on ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +21
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