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    4-County Chase Ends In Deputy's Death

    4-County Chase Ends In Deputy's Death
    BROOKSVILLE, FL -- A Hernando County sheriff's deputy is dead after a high-speed chase through four counties early Sunday morning. Deputy John C. Mecklenburg, 35, died after his patrol car crashed into a tree and burst into flames while he was trying to stop a driver police spotted heading the wrong way on U.S. 41 in Brooksville. Mecklenburg, a U.S. Army ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -26
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    TX Officer Speaks In Support of Legalization of Marijuana

    TX Officer Speaks In Support of Legalization of Marijuana
    FORT WORTH – About 15 people slipped behind a partitioned-off section of a downtown Fort Worth restaurant Sunday morning to hear Dallas police Officer Nick Novello and others support the legalization of marijuana. "The war on drugs today has left carnage," Novello said. The seminar's host, Medcan University, a for-profit business, is trying to build a coalition of residents in favor ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -17
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    U.S. Marshals Hurt When Suspect Lights Self on Fire

    U.S. Marshals Hurt When Suspect Lights Self on Fire
    WASHINGTON - A rape suspect set himself on fire Monday morning as two deputy U.S. Marshals tried to arrest him. The deputies -- a man and a woman -- went to 1215 N Street in Northwest with an arrest warrant for a 28-year-old rape suspect. U.S. Marshals spokesman Cole Barnhart says as they approached the suspect in the basement of the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -25
  • +36

    Off-Duty Officer In Right Place at Right Time

    Off-Duty Officer In Right Place at Right Time
    BOSTON - A Boston police detective has been credited with thwarting an armed convenience store robbery in Dedham. Detective Michael Kane had just driven away from the Tedeschi’s Market on Cedar Street with his wife, a newspaper, and a few scratch tickets about 8:30 p.m. Monday when he noticed a suspicious man casing the store. “I drove across this little square, ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +36
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    Ticket-Fixing Scandal Rocks NYPD

    Ticket-Fixing Scandal Rocks NYPD
    Approximately 400 New York police officers face charges as part of a ticket-fixing scandal across all 12 Bronx precincts, reports the New York Post. The officers allegedly misplaced paperwork and missed court dates to help family and friends, the New York Post reports. "Most of this was done to help out friends or relatives, or friends and relatives of friends or ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -23
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    Officer's Home Burglarized by Suspected Murderer

    Officer's Home Burglarized by Suspected Murderer
    TULSA, OK - Tulsa police shot a man Monday who had been wanted for questioning in a burglary in which guns and police gear were stolen from a police detective's home. The two officers who shot Denny Edward Phillips, 32, were not identified Monday night, but Tulsa Police Capt. Rick Helberg said they were accompanying U.S. marshals and federal agents who ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +18
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    Police Investigating Death In Police Chief's Home

    Police Investigating Death In Police Chief's Home
    TENINO – Tenino Police Chief Sean Gallagher’s wife died of a shotgun blast to the head, according to Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock. Lacey police found Marlo Gallagher, 43, dead in her home Sunday afternoon in the 4500 block of Beckonridge Lane Southeast after learning that a firearm had been discharged. Lacey police Lt. Phil Comstock said Tuesday that investigators think ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -13
  • -21

    2 NYPD Officers Acquitted of Rape

    2 NYPD Officers Acquitted of Rape
    NEW YORK - Two New York City police officers were acquitted Thursday of raping a drunken woman they'd been called to help but were convicted of official misconduct. Officers Franklin Mata and Kenneth Moreno look stunned after hearing the verdict. They were called to help the woman get out of a taxi in 2008. The woman testified that she passed out ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -21
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    Man Gets Life for Slaying of Officer

    Man Gets Life for Slaying of Officer
    REVERE - Robert Iacoviello Jr. was sentenced today to life in prison for the murder of off-duty Revere police Officer Daniel Talbot, who was shot to death after a chance encounter led to an exchange of words and gunfire between a group of alleged gang members and drunken police officers in 2007. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Patrick Brady imposed the mandatory ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +21
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    Ban on Hearing-Aids Forcing Early Retirement of Seasoned Cops

    Ban on Hearing-Aids Forcing Early Retirement of Seasoned Cops
    NEW YORK - The New York Police Department’s policy regarding a job candidate’s hearing ability is straightforward enough: Applicants who fail a basic hearing test will not be hired as officers. But for police officers already on the job, the policy is not so clear-cut. After years of informally allowing officers to wear hearing aids, and even paying for some, the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -24
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    Detroit Homicides Hit Lowest Level Since 1967

    Detroit Homicides Hit Lowest Level Since 1967
    DETROIT - The number of homicides in Detroit in 2010 fell to its lowest level since 1967 -- the year of the infamous riot -- according to crime statistics from law enforcement and the Detroit Almanac. There were an unofficial 308 homicides in the city last year, Detroit police announced Monday, a decline of more than 15% from the 364 in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    NJ Police Boss Turns Self In, Gets Speeding Ticket

    TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey's state police superintendent has been ticketed for speeding after turning himself in. Col. Rick Fuentes was traveling northbound in an unmarked state police-issued black SUV on the Garden State Parkway on Friday morning when a trooper stopped him in Paramus, just northwest of New York City. State police spokesman Capt. Gerald Lewis says Fuentes was going ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -5
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    Councilman Show-Boating Over Fatal Police Shooting

    Councilman Show-Boating Over Fatal Police Shooting
    NEW YORK - It took just eight hours after Sunday's shooting by police of 24-year-old Emmanuel Paulino for Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez to stand with Paulino's mother and demand "justice and a clear investigation." While Rodriguez insists he supports the good work of the NYPD and was not rushing to judgment, his presence lent credence to accusations that cops used unnecessary force ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -29
  • -21

    CA to Replace Airport Officers With Private Security?

    CA to Replace Airport Officers With Private Security?
    Looking to reduce sky-high security costs, Mineta San Jose International Airport is launching an idea that few other major cities have tried -- jettisoning the city's police officers from the airport and replacing them with a private security force. The transfer of 41 police officers and 12 firefighters might save the airport an estimated $10 million a year, a savings essential ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -21
  • +36

    Rookie Cop Saves Life Of One-Year-Old

    Rookie Cop Saves Life Of One-Year-Old
    TEMPLE - Sunday, at about 10:00 a.m., new Police Officer Jacob Tatum was on patrol, on his third day on the job, with his Field Training Officer, Jason Gilpin. At that time, dispatch advised officers by radio of a life-endangering incident at Wildflower Villas Apartments, 5227 West Adams Avenue. Officers Tatum and Gilpin were already at the apartment complex on an ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +36
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    New York Cop's Defense In Rape Case: We Didn't Have Sex

    New York Cop's Defense In Rape Case: We Didn't Have Sex
    NEW YORK - A city cop on trial for allegedly raping a drunk East Village woman is claiming he didn't have sex with her - he only counseled her about the dangers of booze. Officer Kenneth Moreno "kissed her shoulder" and rubbed the accuser's back, defense lawyer Joseph Tacopina conceded to jurors in opening arguments Monday. But that was because "she ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -24
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    Police Respond to Controversial Video Released After FL Shooting

    Police Respond to Controversial Video Released After FL Shooting
    MIAMI BEACH - Facing mounting criticism over accusations that Miami Beach police seized cameras and destroyed cellphones after killing a motorist who allegedly had a gun during Urban Beach Week, city officials cast doubt Tuesday on the account from a witness who said police held him at gunpoint and tried to confiscate his video of the shooting. Narces Benoit, 35, of ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -9
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    LA Police to Stop Seizing Cars of Illegal Immigrants

    LOS ANGELES - In a move that would cause controversy just about anywhere else, the Los Angeles Police Department has eased a policy that led to impounding of cars being driven by suspected undocumented immigrants. Police Chief Charlie Beck has ordered his officers to stop seizing cars of sober but unlicensed undocumented immigrants when they are stopped in sobriety checkpoints, KPCC-FM ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -22
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    Officer Stabbed During Investigation Shoots, Kills Attacker

    Officer Stabbed During Investigation Shoots, Kills Attacker
    GARDEN GROVE, Calif.—A Garden Grove police officer stabbed during a robbery investigation shot and killed the knife-wielding man. The wounded officer has been treated at a hospital for a minor wound. Investigators tell the Orange County Register that undercover officers were investigating a suspected robbery in progress and began questioning three people in a white sedan at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +33
  • -28

    TX Officer Accidentally Shoots Self, Bystander

    TX Officer Accidentally Shoots Self, Bystander
    HOUSTON - A Houston police officer accidentally shot himself and a bystander on the southwest side early Sunday. The bystander, initially believed to be a gunman, sustained non-life-threatening wounds to the abdomen and arm from discharge fragments that flew up from the ground, police said. The officer, struck in the right leg, was treated and released after the incident in the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -28
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