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    Dallas Police Aim To Help, Not Jail, Prostitutes

    Dallas Police Aim To Help, Not Jail, Prostitutes
    It was nearly midnight in a cramped mobile courtroom in the back of an 18-wheeler, and a prostitute in a Tweety Bird shirt was apologizing to a judge for falling asleep during her hearing. She hadn't slept for three days and was coming down from a crack high, she explained. The combination left her too impaired to make a choice that ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +12
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    Gun-Mounted Flashlight Blamed For Fatal Police Shot

    Gun-Mounted Flashlight Blamed For Fatal Police Shot
    PLANO, TX - A Plano narcotics sergeant intended to activate a flashlight affixed to his service weapon when he accidentally pulled the trigger, fatally shooting a drug suspect in a Far North Dallas parking lot last month, the officer told investigators. "I never intended to fire my weapon," the sergeant said in a statement to Dallas police detectives following the Oct. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -35
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    THOR: The Next Generation of 9-1-1

    THOR: The Next Generation of 9-1-1
    DALLAS - Dallas police are getting a super-size security assist for the Super Bowl. THOR is two stories high, weighs 80,000 pounds and measures 80 feet in length when fully expanded. A multimillion-dollar, oversized, sleek, shiny black tractor trailer with emergency lights, sirens, surveillance cameras and 911 communications capabilities is being lent to the Police Department free for about 10 days ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +10
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    Police K9 Left in Hot Car Dies

    Police K9 Left in Hot Car Dies
    CINCINNATI — Authorities say a Cincinnati police dog has died after an officer left it in a hot car. Police say 13-year department member Brian Trotta inadvertently left the female German shepherd, Juno, in the car while responding to a family emergency. He is on administrative leave while police investigate. Police didn't say whether the car was a police cruiser. Cincinnati ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -83
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    Should Armed Officer Be Assigned to Public Schools?

    Should Armed Officer Be Assigned to Public Schools?
    PHILADELPHIA - Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey are discussing a proposal to put armed city police officers in some schools as part of a comprehensive plan to improve safety and security for the 155,000 students enrolled in the Philadelphia School District. "We can't ignore the fact that we have a problem, and we have to regain control of ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -5
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    Police Recruit, 24, Dies During Department Agility Test

    Police Recruit, 24, Dies During Department Agility Test
    HOLLY HILL, Fla. - A Holly Hill police recruit died Saturday during a pre-employment physical-agility test, authorities said. Robert Tramaine Williams, 24, of Daytona Beach collapsed about 2 p.m. after completing the test, police said. Officers immediately administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation and paramedics tried to revive Williams, but he was pronounced dead at Halifax Health Medical Center about an hour later. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -75
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    IL Officer Cleared of 'Honeybee' Murder Charges

    IL Officer Cleared of 'Honeybee' Murder Charges
    WILL COUNTY, IL - Admitting they arrested the wrong man, Will County authorities abruptly announced late Tuesday they will drop the murder charge filed against Lynwood Police Officer Brian Dorian. The stunning announcement came four days after a similarly stunning announcement from the same authorities — that a suburban cop was the man who randomly shot three people near the Illinois/Indiana ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +50
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    Following the Gun: Every Stop Is Life Or Death For LEOs

    Following the Gun: Every Stop Is Life Or Death For LEOs
    WASHINGTON - The compact stainless-steel .45-caliber pistol was forged in a factory in Brazil in the summer of 2006 - 4,700 miles and two years away from a fateful encounter on a narrow North Philadelphia street near Temple University. The gun, a 10-shot Taurus Model PT 145 Millennium Pro, was shipped from Porto Alegre to Miami, and then to a wholesale ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -4
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    Newark Sees Largest Police Layoff In Decades

    Newark Sees Largest Police Layoff In Decades
    NEWARK — After months of verbal jousting and public finger-pointing between union leaders and the Booker administration, 167 Newark police officers turned in their guns and badges, finalizing the department’s largest reduction in force in 32 years. Union president Derrick Hatcher killed any chance of an eleventh-hour deal Monday morning when he rebuked Mayor Cory Booker’s final plea to return to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -61
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    NY Cop Arrested After 'Bear-Hugging' Officer at Scene

    NY Cop Arrested After 'Bear-Hugging' Officer at Scene
    STAMFORD -- A Mount Vernon, N.Y., police officer was arrested in downtown Stamford this past weekend for allegedly bear-hugging a Stamford officer responding to a commotion outside a lounge early Sunday, authorities said. Joseph Dellaripa, 30, of Pelham, N.Y., was charged with interfering with an officer and second-degree breach of peace, both misdemeanors. He was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Sunday outside ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -26
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    Body of Chief's Daughter Found; Murder Warrant Issued

    Body of Chief's Daughter Found; Murder Warrant Issued
    CONCORD - The body of Valerie Hamilton, the 23-year-old daughter of Concord's police chief, was found Saturday night in a storage unit on Monroe Road in southeast Charlotte, police say. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have issued a murder warrant for 34-year-old Michael Neal Harvey, a registered sex offender with a lengthy criminal record. Harvey is thought to be the man seen on video ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -65
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    Officers Return to Duty After Dashcam Video Released

    Officers Return to Duty After Dashcam Video Released
    WEST LAFAYETTE - Two West Lafayette police officers who shot a man armed with a pellet gun March 18 will return to street duty today, Police Chief Jason Dombkowski said Monday. At a morning press conference, Dombkowski announced an internal shooting review board found that Officers Michael Max and Mark Ridge acted within department policy when they shot Eric W. Tendam, ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +48
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    Sheriff Faults 911 Dispatcher In Woman's Choking Death

    Sheriff Faults 911 Dispatcher In Woman's Choking Death
    MASHPEE — The dispatcher who handled a Sept. 4 emergency call from a Mashpee man whose fiancee was choking failed to follow proper procedures, according to Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings. In a prepared statement submitted to the Cape Cod Times Tuesday, Cummings wrote that he accepts "full responsibility" for the actions of the dispatcher, who during a 12-minute 911 call ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -16
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    Obama too busy golfing to pay his respects to fallen officers

    Submitted by jlu492 | Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -72
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    Court Restricts Police Use of Tasers to Immediate Threats

    Court Restricts Police Use of Tasers to Immediate Threats
    Police who use stun guns must first believe their target represents an immediate threat, not simply acts erratically or refuses to obey orders, a federal court has ruled. The San Francisco Chronicle says that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' 3-0 ruling "sets judicial standards for police and for people hit by a Taser who claim they were victims of excessive ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -84
  • -48

    NJ Officer Hit Multiple Times By Fleeing Suspect's Bullets

    NJ Officer Hit Multiple Times By Fleeing Suspect's Bullets
    Originally published on CliffviewPilot.com PARAMUS, NJ - Update: Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan is listed in critical but stable condition this morning after she was shot following a chase last night. The gunman, Michael Sean Carmody of Westwood, is reported in critical condition after being shot several times, including in the head. Morgan, 31, underwent surgery this morning. Her bulletproof vest ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -48
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    Training Academy Screw-Ups Send 35 Officers Back For Classes

    Training Academy Screw-Ups Send 35 Officers Back For Classes
    The police academy run by Prince George's Community College has been barred from conducting new police training classes until it can assure the state that it is providing proper instruction. Thirty-five rookie officers who graduated last year and this year and are working for local departments also have been forced to return to the academy. They were brought back in the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -26
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    Cop Filmed Pepper Spraying Squirrel on School Campus

    Cop Filmed Pepper Spraying Squirrel on School Campus
    MESQUITE, TX - A cell phone video of a Texas police officer pepper spraying a baby squirrel in front of a group of students has sparked outrage after being posted on YouTube. In the video, the middle school students can be heard pleading with the officer to leave the animal alone. According to FOX , the Mesquite Police Department is defending ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -43
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    Terminally Ill Police Officer Will Keep His Job

    Terminally Ill Police Officer Will Keep His Job
    MESA, AZ - A Mesa police officer diagnosed with a terminal illness will get to remain on the job. Officer Mark Kelly, 30, said he was told by assistant police Chief John Meza last week that city officials told him Kelly can no longer work for the Mesa Police Department because of his medical condition. Kelly was told by city officials ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +37
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    Fla. SWAT Team Finishes First At International Competition

    Fla. SWAT Team Finishes First At International Competition
    LAKELAND, Fla. — It had been four days of grueling obstacle courses and challenges for the Lakeland Police Department's competition SWAT team. And they were behind going into the final and most difficult day of the International SWAT Roundup, held in Orlando from Nov. 29 through Dec. 4. It was rainy, wet and cold. But they were well trained for these ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +16
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