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  • +33

    Police: Girl Attacked Officer, Got Broken Nose

    A Mountain View police officer broke a 16year-old girl's nose Monday night after she grabbed his baton, jabbed him with it and tried to strike him over the head, a police spokeswoman said. The officer was assaulted while investigating a fight between two teenagers at Quetzal House, a center on View Street for teen girls who are chronic runaways from the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +33
  • -21

    Fifteen Officers Accused of Cheating Recertification Exam

    Fifteen Officers Accused of Cheating Recertification Exam
    DELAWARE COUNTY, PA - A two-year investigation into allegations that municipal police officers cheated on a routine recertification exam has resulted in 15 officers in Delaware and Chester Counties being stripped of their law enforcement powers. The case began after officers in one Chester County department reported that answers were circulated in advance by e-mail to a 10-question, multiple-choice recertification test ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -21
  • -17

    Hollywood Actor Murders Mother With Samurai Sword

    Hollywood Actor Murders Mother With Samurai Sword
    BROOKLYN - Neighbors of a Brooklyn woman savagely stabbed to death by her deranged son claim cops refused to enter her apartment early Tuesday despite their pleas for her life. When cops finally went inside the Prospect Heights home, they found Yannick Brea slain by her samurai sword-wielding son in a blood-spattered apartment. "I could hear her groaning inside ... She ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -17
  • -13

    Chief Speaks Out Against Paid Gym Time for Officers

    Chief Speaks Out Against Paid Gym Time for Officers
    WINNIPEG, Canada — Winnipeg's police chief says he would rather have his police officers on the streets fighting crime than in the gym being paid to pump iron. Police say paid workout time is becoming an issue across Canada as they increasingly face criminals coming out of jail bulked up and trained in mixed martial arts. But Chief Keith McCaskill said ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -13
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    Officer Catches Woman Jumping Off Bridge Into Train's Path

    Officer Catches Woman Jumping Off Bridge Into Train's Path
    ROANOKE, VA - Just as a woman flung herself off the 10th Street bridge into the path of an oncoming freight train, Roanoke police Officer N.D. Comas caught her leg. "Let me die!" she screamed. "Let me die." Comas, 28, had been patrolling nearby with his car windows down and heard the woman threatening to jump, he said Monday. As a ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +56
  • +69

    Officer Risks His Own Life to Save Fellow Officer

    The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Officer Matthew Medeiros of the Boynton Beach (FL) Police Department as its Officer of the Month for January 2010. The Medal of Valor is the highest honor a police department can give one of its officers for gallantry in action. It is only fitting that the first ever ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +69
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    Chief's Resignation Letter Gets the Last Word

    COSTA MESA, Calif.—Costa Mesa's interim police chief resigned Monday over the city's plan to reduce police staffing levels in an angry four-page memo in which he called the City Council's plan "foolhardy." Steve Staveley accused the majority of the council of meddling with officers' scheduling and creating a budget crisis to serve their own political goals. In March, the council ordered ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +21
  • -46

    Lawyer Wants Religious Post Off Sheriff's Website

    Lawyer Wants Religious Post Off Sheriff's Website
    WEBER COUNTY, UT - A Utah civil rights attorney says a religion-laced post on the Weber County sheriff’s office Facebook page violates state and federal laws separating church and state. In a letter sent Wednesday, Salt Lake City-based attorney Brian Barnard asks Weber County Sheriff Terry Thompson to remove the post from the social networking site. The letter to employees and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -46
  • -27

    Sheriff Sued Over 'Moron' Comment

    Sheriff Sued Over 'Moron' Comment
    LEWIS COUNTY, WA - A firearms instructor has sued Lewis County Sheriff Steve Mansfield alleging defamation of character after Mansfield was quoted in a June 2009 news story as using the phrase “What a bunch of morons.” Without naming names, Mansfield’s quote in The Seattle Times alluded to allies and experts who surrounded Barb Thompson, the mother of Ronda Reynolds. He ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -27
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    A Chief's Plan to Reduce Officer Misconduct

    A Chief's Plan to Reduce Officer Misconduct
    SAN DIEGO — San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne, addressing a recent rash of investigations into alleged wrongdoings by his officers, unveiled a seven-point plan Tuesday to reduce such misconduct. The program comes on the heels of at least eight investigations into San Diego officers accused of crimes such as rape, domestic violence, drunken driving and sexual battery under the color ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +11
  • +10

    Cop Favorite Crown Vic Retiring; Cruisers Get New Look

    Cop Favorite Crown Vic Retiring; Cruisers Get New Look
    DEARBORN, MI - The Ford Crown Victoria, the queen of all police cruisers for many years, has reached the end of the road. As a testimonial to her departure, law enforcement agencies across the nation are taking no chances on Victoria’s replacement by purchasing the current model at a near record pace. This is called customer satisfaction with a product, a ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +10
  • -25

    Sheriff Under Investigation Kills Self

    Sheriff Under Investigation Kills Self
    WELLS, Maine — The longtime sheriff of Middlesex County, James V. DiPaola, was discovered dead yesterday from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in a resort in this coastal town, authorities said. DiPaola, a 57-year-old Democrat with more than 30 years in public service, had announced abruptly a week ago that he would retire in January, after being questioned by the Globe ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -25
  • +37

    Fired Police Chief Wins Back Job After Eight-Year Fight

    Fired Police Chief Wins Back Job After Eight-Year Fight
    WASHINGTON -- A federal board has ordered the reinstatement of a U.S. Park Police chief who was fired in 2004 after complaining publicly that her department was understaffed and underfunded. The Merit Systems Protection Board, in a decision Tuesday, also ordered that the U.S. Department of the Interior pay Teresa Chambers back pay, interest and other benefits. Chambers had contended ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +37
  • -10

    Three MO Police Officers Sue Over Meth Exposure

    Three MO Police Officers Sue Over Meth Exposure
    KANSAS CITY, MO - A lawsuit alleges that three Missouri police officers suffered permanent injuries after inhaling poisonous vapors in a 2007 raid on a methamphetamine lab. The current and former officers in Butler, Mo., allege in the lawsuit filed this week in federal court in Kansas City that they were not properly trained in the risks of meth labs and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -10
  • -27

    Officer Runs Over Sleeping Woman While Driving Through Park

    Officer Runs Over Sleeping Woman While Driving Through Park
    CINCINNATI, OH - Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was struck by a police cruiser in a Cincinnati park. State Highway Police Sgt. Matt Hamilton says a Cincinnati police officer was patrolling Washington Park on Tuesday when he hit 48-year-old Joann Burton, who was lying under some blankets on the grass. She was taken to a local hospital, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -27
  • +25

    Vamos, Jose! Sheriff Joe Sells Spanish Version of Famous Pink Underwear

    Vamos, Jose! Sheriff Joe Sells Spanish Version of Famous Pink Underwear
    MARICOPA COUNTY: Controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who began forcing jail inmates to wear pink "Go, Joe" undergarb 17 years ago, offers a Spanish-language version that says, "Vamos, Jose!" The Arizona Republic reports that the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America sells the new undergarb at a Phoenix Mexican restaurant. "It will raise more money to help at-risk youth, and it is ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +25
  • -7

    San Francisco Police Seeking to Revisit Taser Debate

    San Francisco Police Seeking to Revisit Taser Debate
    San Francisco, CA (AP) -- In the wake of at least three recent officer-related shootings — including the video-recorded wounding of a knife-wielding man in a wheelchair — the San Francisco Police Department is reviving efforts to equip officers with less-lethal electric stun guns. It comes nearly a year after the Police Commission narrowly rejected the department's proposal to even explore ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -7
  • +32

    3,200 Federal Officers Fired In 'Dirty Cop Crackdown'

    3,200 Federal Officers Fired In 'Dirty Cop Crackdown'
    MEXICO - About 3,200 Mexican federal police officers, nearly a tenth of the force, have been fired this year under new rules designed to weed out crooked cops and modernize law enforcement, officials said Monday. The housecleaning is part of President Felipe Calderon's crackdown on drug cartels, which includes overhauling the 34,500-strong federal police force. An additional 465 federal officers have ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +32
  • +34

    Ex-Firefighter Who Killed Trooper Gets Death Penalty Again

    LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - A former firefighter has again received the death penalty for the 2003 fatal shooting of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper. Comanche County District Judge Mark Smith announced the verdict Monday in the resentencing trial of Ricky Malone, who was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the Dec. 26, 2003, killing of Trooper Nik Green. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +34
  • -7

    Department Fires Police Officer Involved Fatal In Crash

    Department Fires Police Officer Involved Fatal In Crash
    MILFORD, CT — Police commissioners in Milford Monday night fired a town police officer charged with manslaughter in a crash that killed two teenagers in June. Commissioners agreed with Police Chief Keith Mello's recommendation to fire Officer Jason Anderson of Milford. The accident in Orange killed two 19-year-olds, David Servin and Ashlie Krakowski, both of Orange.Related: Conn. Officer Charged In Fatal ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -7
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