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  • +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 6 years ago | Rated +10
  • -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 6 years ago | Rated -7
  • -25

    Off-Duty Philly Police Officer Shoots Neighbor

    Off-Duty Philly Police Officer Shoots Neighbor
    An off-duty Philadelphia police officer who shot a neighbor has been placed on limited duty while the shooting is investigated, police said. The man the unidentified officer shot, Josh Taylor, 23, was rushed to a hospital Monday by another neighbor with a chest wound, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. Relatives told the newspaper they had been informed he was unlikely to ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -25
  • +20

    Border Patrol Agent Fatally Shoots Man in Arizona

    Border Patrol Agent Fatally Shoots Man in Arizona
    DOUGLAS, AZ - A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 19-year-old man east of the Douglas port of entry Monday afternoon, officials said. The incident began with Douglas police pursuing an alleged drug smuggler around 12:30 p.m., said FBI spokesman Manuel Johnson. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Carlos La Madrid of Douglas, drove toward the border, says Carol ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +20
  • -7

    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 almost 6 years ago | Rated -7
  • -18

    Would You Ever Ticket Your Police Commissioner?

    Would You Ever Ticket Your Police Commissioner?
    EAST HAVEN — Officer Dennis Spaulding has a knack for turning up in the middle of things — this time ticketing a police commissioner Tuesday moments after the commissioner left the police station. Police board member Joseph Civitello confirmed Tuesday night that Spaulding issued him an infraction for driving without a front marker plate. “He gave me a ticket,” Civitello said ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -18
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    Deputy Hit By Car During Stop; Shoots at Fleeing Driver

    Deputy Hit By Car During Stop; Shoots at Fleeing Driver
    DANE COUNTY, WI - A Dane County Sheriff’s deputy who fired his gun at a fleeing car after being injured Saturday night is on paid leave. That is normal protocol after “a critical incident,” Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney said Sunday. How long the deputy is on leave depends on his needs, Mahoney added. It could be a few days or ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +14
  • -11

    Lawyer Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter to FL Chief

    Lawyer Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter to FL Chief
    MIAMI - For months, Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito has fueled a political firestorm by suggesting the city’s mayor is in bed with nefarious criminals linked to slot-style video gaming machines in cafeterias and markets across the city. Now two businessmen are adding another twist to the saga: They want Exposito to stop linking them to organized crime. In a cease-and-desist ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -11
  • -23

    Sheriff Faces Meth Charge in State Ravaged by Drug

    Sheriff Faces Meth Charge in State Ravaged by Drug
    VAN BUREN, Mo. - One county on the edge of the Missouri Ozarks seemed oddly immune to the scourge of methamphetamine ravaging the state, boasting few meth raids or arrests in recent years. Some residents now think they know why, after a meth bust landed the Carter County sheriff himself in jail. Tommy Adams, county sheriff for a little more than ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -23
  • +19

    Officer Okay After Terrifying Wreck Escape

    Officer Okay After Terrifying Wreck Escape
    DETROIT - He says he remembers little of the crash. His patrol car collided with [gate] a truck and hit a wall. "That's all I really remember," Detroit Police Sgt. Lemuel Wilson told the Free Press on Thursday, hours after he was in a fiery crash. The patrol car burst into flames after Wilson lost control on I-96 near Martin Luther ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +19
  • -22

    Dallas Officer Fired For Kicking Handcuffed Motorist

    Dallas Officer Fired For Kicking Handcuffed Motorist
    DALLAS, TX - A Dallas police officer accused of kicking a handcuffed suspect in the face and pepper-spraying him was fired and then arrested Wednesday, police officials said. A second officer was suspended for 10 days. Video taken by a patrol car dashboard camera showed that officer Quaitemes Williams kicked and sprayed Rodarick Lyles after pulling him over in the 9400 ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -22
  • +34

    80-Pound Enforcer Makes Fifth Arrest

    80-Pound Enforcer Makes Fifth Arrest
    ANNE ARUNDEL, MD - Faced with a big, barking enforcer pushing toward him under a bed, a Shady Side man with open warrants surrendered to police. That was the fifth apprehension by Grim, one of two "deputy dogs" of the Anne Arundel County sheriff's office, said his handler, Deputy Jason Jett. The team was leaving work after 9 p.m. June 30 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +34
  • +46

    Officer Acquitted of Murder in Drunk Driver's Death

    Officer Acquitted of Murder in Drunk Driver's Death
    EVERETT, Wa. — Everett police Officer Troy Meade was found not guilty Monday of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a drunken man in a car last summer. A six-man, six-woman Snohomish County jury had deliberated for roughly five hours since Friday before reaching its decision. Meade didn't react when the first "not guilty" verdict was announced, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +46
  • +37

    Suspect In Murder of Chief's Daughter Apprehended

    Suspect In Murder of Chief's Daughter Apprehended
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Authorities in New York arrested a convicted rapist on Monday in the slaying of a North Carolina police chief's daughter, hours after the lawman made an emotional plea for help tracking the suspect down. FBI agents and U.S. Marshals took Michael Neal Harvey, 34, into custody without incident in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He was wanted on a murder ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +37
  • +32

    Good Shot: PD Forced to Take Down Aggressive Suspect

    Good Shot: PD Forced to Take Down Aggressive Suspect
    TRENTON, NJ – A Trenton man was shot and killed by three police officers early this morning after they responded to a report of an assault in progress on Frazier Street, officials said. Corey Brown, 31, aggressively approached the three officers and refused to show his hands before they opened fire, acting Police Director Joseph Juniak said in a statement. Brown, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +32
  • +6

    Video: 10-foot gator Chomps on Fla. Deputy's Cruiser

    Video: 10-foot gator Chomps on Fla. Deputy's Cruiser
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A 10-foot-long alligator has taken a bite out of a Florida deputy sheriff's cruiser. Authorities say Alachua County Deputy Victor Borrero spotted the gator Saturday evening near the Gainesville Golf and Country Club. It attacked the patrol car while the deputy was waiting for an alligator trapper to show up. Sheriff's spokesman Todd Kelly says the car's front ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated +6
  • -28

    Officer Shot With Own Gun During Scuffle With Suspect

    Officer Shot With Own Gun During Scuffle With Suspect
    ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis police officer was shot with his own gun in a scuffle with a suspect early Tuesday, police say. The 30-year-old officer suffered a graze wound near the top of his leg, police say. He was treated at a local hospital and released. The suspect, Vernon Lamont Collins, was arrested a short time later. Police said ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -28
  • -12

    Drug Money Stolen from Narcotics Detective's Car

    Drug Money Stolen from Narcotics Detective's Car
    SMITHFIELD -- The town's police chief has reprimanded a narcotics detective after someone stole $1,140.75 in drug money from his unmarked squad car. According to Smithfield personnel records, Joseph Calzaretta, 30, received an oral warning on Feb. 16 for "unsatisfactory or grossly inefficient job performance or detrimental personal conduct." Debbie Godwin, Smithfield's town clerk and human-resources officer, said the warning would ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -12
  • -7

    Anger-Management Counselor Pleads Guilty to Assault on U.S. Marshal

    Anger-Management Counselor Pleads Guilty to Assault on U.S. Marshal
    FAIRFAX, VA - A Fairfax County anger-management counselor pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault on a federal officer for pointing a loaded firearm at a deputy U.S. marshal. The incident occurred near the Annandale apartment of Jose L. Avila, 57, on Jan. 25. A federal marshal wrote in a court affidavit that he and another marshal had parked their sport-utility vehicles in ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -7
  • -18

    Sheriff's Department Fights Legislators on Police Academy Management

    Sheriff's Department Fights Legislators on Police Academy Management
    SYRACUSE - Some Onondaga County legislators want the sheriff’s office to save taxpayers a quarter-million dollars a year by getting out of the police academy business. The sheriff’s office will no longer run the police academy at Onondaga Community College if legislators Patrick Kilmartin and Casey Jordan have their way. Two deputies have been assigned full-time to the academy for years, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -18
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