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    Houston Officer a Casualty in US Retaliation on Mexico

    Houston Officer a Casualty in US Retaliation on Mexico
    HOUSTON - It was a bold move by the United States government: “You took out one of ours, we're coming after yours.” We saw evidence of that retaliation by the government in north Houston where local and federal agents went after suspects with alleged ties to Mexican drug cartels. Thomas Hinojosa, with the Drug Enforcement Agency, would not confirm the effort ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -20
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    Girl Arrested for Doodling on Desk Sues City for Excessive Force

    Girl Arrested for Doodling on Desk Sues City for Excessive Force
    NEW YORK - The 12-year-old schoolgirl handcuffed and arrested in February for doodling on her desk plans to sue the city. A lawyer for Alexa Gonzalez and her mother officially notified the city that they'll seek $1 million in damages for the alarming incident inside Junior High School 190 in Queens. The legal papers describe Alexa's ordeal as an excessive use ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -9
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    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 over 6 years ago | Rated +36
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    Are Officers Crossing the Line Online?

    Are Officers Crossing the Line Online?
    DETROIT - Metro Detroit police officers are among many public servants who maintain private lives on the Internet. On Facebook, they post photos, tag friends and change status updates. On Twitter, they post plans, thoughts or locations. But depending on what they write or post, an officer could be breaking confidentiality, undermining an investigation, or worse -- potentially violating someone's constitutional ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +3
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated -24
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated -22
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -17
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    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 over 6 years ago | Rated +36
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated -25
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    Trooper Pulls Up To Squad Car, Finds Passed Out Teen

    Trooper Pulls Up To Squad Car, Finds Passed Out Teen
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon State Police trooper pulled up next to a parked Marion County sheriff's patrol car late Saturday expecting to talk to the deputy. Instead he found an 18-year-old passed out over the steering wheel. State police said the Ford Mustang had been stolen from the deputy's home. The Statesman Journal reported the sheriff's office wasn't aware ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +23
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    Motorcycle Officers' Sidecars Increase Stability, Cool Factor

    Motorcycle Officers' Sidecars Increase Stability, Cool Factor
    Answer Man has never thought of a motorcycle sidecar as "cute" before. A puppy wearing sunglasses? Cute. A baby in a floppy hat? Cute. But a law enforcement Harley-Davidson with regulation sidecar? Hmmm. And yet he does see the appeal. Perhaps the better word is "cool." Just as a shoulder holster is inherently cool even without a gun in it, a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    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 over 6 years ago | Rated -21
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -25
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated -13
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated +33
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    Sniper Shoots at Oakland Police During Traffic Stop

    Sniper Shoots at Oakland Police During Traffic Stop
    OAKLAND, Calif.—A routine police stop in West Oakland erupted into gunfire when someone with a rifle opened fire from a high-rise building, police said Monday. No one was struck by the gunfire, and a search of the area failed to turn up the shooter, said Officer Jeff Thomason, a police spokesman. The incident began when an officer pulled a car over ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -40
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated -29
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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 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Wear Your Vest: Officer's Life Saved During Shootout

    Wear Your Vest: Officer's Life Saved During Shootout
    NORTHGLENN, CO -- Northglenn police found the homeowner with a gunshot wound after using a robot to enter the house early Tuesday morning. Northglenn police officer Dennis Alps was trying to serve a warrant when he was shot Monday evening. “One of our officers was shot in the upper arm. Also another round, I was told, hit almost in the center ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +31
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