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    Officer Acquitted in Texas Shooting

    HOUSTON — A jury on Tuesday acquitted a white police officer accused of shooting a young black man in a case that attracted widespread attention in Texas because the victim’s family accused the police of racial profiling. A defense lawyer for the officer, Sgt. Jeffrey Cotton, a 39-year-old veteran in the Bellaire Police Department, had argued that the sergeant felt his ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Police K-9 Retiring From NYPD

    NEW YORK — He's had a good career with the NYPD, and now Blaze is retiring after eight years with New York's finest. The German shepherd has had three operations and is feeling the effects. One was to relieve the pain from a pinched nerve. A second removed an infected toe and the third was for stomach bloat. His handler, Officer ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +8
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    Police Motor Carrier Inspector Killed in Fiery Crash

    PERSHING, Ind. - A Pershing, Ind., man, who was a motor carrier inspector for the Indiana State Police, died Sunday afternoon in a fiery two-car crash on Interstate 70 about 1 mile west of Indiana 1 in Wayne County. The crash closed both lanes of I-70 for more than five hours Sunday. Robert E. Pitcher, 64 of Pershing, was pronounced dead ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Police Negotiators Talk Distraught Man Down from Bridge

    East Palo Alto - A pair of police negotiators ended a tense two-hour standoff when they convinced a distraught man not to jump from the Dumbarton Bridge late Tuesday afternoon. The possible suicide attempt snarled the rush-hour commute as authorities closed the bridge to traffic. Eastbound access was blocked at University Avenue and Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park. "We have to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +12
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    Deputies Alleging Gang-Like Lawlessness From County Jailers

    LOS ANGELES—Two sheriff's deputies have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging gang-like lawlessness by a clique of Los Angeles County jailers. The suit was filed Wednesday by deputies Chris Vasquez and Elizario Perez, who say they were attacked by fellow deputies during a Christmas party at a Montebello banquet hall. The Los Angeles Times says the lawsuit alleges illegal acts ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -3
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    Sheriff Opens Closed Jail to House 19 Displaced by Fire

    Sheriff Opens Closed Jail to House 19 Displaced by Fire
    HAMILTON — Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones opened a wing of the recently closed Resolutions Jail facility to house 19 residents of a Hamilton group home displaced by a fire Monday morning, Aug. 2. An exterior light may have caused the fire in which a firefighter was injured. Smoke and flames could be seen coming out the top of the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +6
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    Little of Money Raised By Group Gets to Police

    Bergen County, N.J. -- "I received a phone call this morning asking for a $35 donation to the NJ Police Officers Foundation to go toward bulletproof vests," Diane Stern wrote. "I asked that the info be sent to me before I decide. I'd love to help if this is for real. Any idea?" Ah, the police fund-raisers. About 10 years ago ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Dispatchers Couldn't Verify Location of 911 Call by Former NBA Player

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police dispatchers didn't alert patrol officers or commanders to a 911 call from the phone of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright because they couldn't confirm that it came from inside their suburban Memphis jurisdiction, documents show. Wright's body was found in woods on July 28 after he had been missing for 10 days. He was shot to death, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Stabbed FL Deputy Gets to Leave Hospital, Go Home

    ORANGE COUNTY, FL - Doctors gave permission Sunday for an Orange County deputy sheriff stabbed during a robbery investigation to leave the hospital, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputy Stephen Cook was allowed to go home a day after he spoke about the violent attack that nearly took his life. In a video interview distributed by the Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Cook ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +15
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    NH Officer Gives Chase, Injured in Crash With Tree

    WAKEFIELD, N.H.—A New Hampshire police officer who chased a suspect after a traffic stop has crashed his cruiser into a tree and been injured. State police say Milton Police Department Officer Reginald Crone had stopped a vehicle Sunday afternoon and had exited his cruiser when the suspect took off. Crone got back in his cruiser and pursued the suspect's vehicle a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    SRO to Receive National Safety Award

    July 02--The call him "Coach," including the teens he doesn't coach in lacrosse. Or they call him "Shrek," a tag that stuck from a couple of years back, when, as a big and bald detective clad in green, a colleague noted a resemblance to the movie character. And he's good with being called by his full name, Anthony Howard Mills. Most ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +7
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    Forum Teaches Officers About Balanced, Restorative Justice

    Forum Teaches Officers About Balanced, Restorative Justice
    ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands -- When N. Saleem Hylton was a kid, he watched his heroin-addicted brother commit crimes, serve time in jail and then commit the crimes again. The authorities, Hylton said, kept incarcerating his brother in hopes that he would change his ways. "At that time, there was no other alternative," Hylton told a dozen social workers, advocates for ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Town Says PBA 'Put Money Above Hiring'

    ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. -- A move to hire a new police officer could affect adding more officers in the future. The mayor and council last week approved hiring a police officer for the department, which has seen its numbers dwindle from 29 in 2002 to a low of 19 at one point this year. Officials originally pegged the hiring of a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    San Francisco Can't Opt Out of Immigration Check

    SAN FRANCISCO—California Attorney General Jerry Brown has denied the San Francisco sheriff's request to opt out of a federal program that checks the immigration status of all people arrested using their fingerprints. Brown told the sheriff in a letter Tuesday that he believed the program would help speed the identification of individuals in the country illegally who have a history of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +10
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    Oregon Passes Bill to Allow University Police Departments

    SALEM -- State universities would be permitted to establish their own police departments with a bill that passed the Oregon Senate Monday. Senate Bill 405 would allow the state board of higher education to authorize a police force with officers empowered to enforce both state law and university rules and policies. They would be required to have the same training and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    Dozens Injured As School Bus Overturns On Interstate

    Dozens Injured As School Bus Overturns On Interstate
    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A school bus transporting children to camp overturned on a rural Pennsylvania interstate Sunday afternoon, injuring nearly two dozen people and closing the northbound highway lanes for hours. Pennsylvania State Police said the bus from Cumberland Valley Christian School in Chambersburg collided with a passenger vehicle on Interstate 81 at about 4:40 p.m. near Chambersburg. All of ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Arlington Can't Opt Out of Federal Immigration Program

    WASHINGTON - One local community is having second thoughts about participating in immigration enforcement. In Arlington County -- where 25 percent of residents are immigrants -- officials are worried the federal Secure Communities program is having a chilling effect on community policing. The program is a partnership between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and local jails to identify and deport "criminal aliens." ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -9
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    Officer Plan Approved; Laid-Off Police Returning to Work

    Officer Plan Approved; Laid-Off Police Returning to Work
    CHICAGO - Three of six Naperville police officers who were laid off last fall in a controversial budgetary decision will be offered their jobs back following action Tuesday night by the City Council. Without commentary or debate, council members voted 6-3 in favor of a proposal to reorganize the police force and 7-2 to rehire three officers from the layoff rehire ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Officer Wounded In August Finally Leaves Hospital

    FREMONT, CA -- A Fremont police officer who was shot and wounded while trying to arrest an alleged gang member is now recovering at home after spending seven weeks at a hospital, a department spokesman said Thursday. Officer Todd Young, 39, was shot twice in the pelvis by Andrew Barrientos, 20, as the officer was trying to arrest him Aug. 27 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +14
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    Police Detonate Package In Front of Federal Court Building

    SALT LAKE CITY - The Salt Lake City Police Department has detonated a suspicious package on the west side of the federal court building on 350 S. Main Street. The department’s Bomb Disposing Unit detonated the package as a precaution, though it appears to have been “nothing” said Salt Lake City Police Detective Dennis McGowan. TRAX train service was stopped north ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +1
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