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    Chief Shows Professionalism in Response to Beating Case

    DALLAS, TX - Walking from his office to the news conference at Dallas police headquarters Wednesday afternoon, Police Chief David Brown remembered his hat. He sent an aide back to retrieve it. The chief wanted to appear in full uniform – and professional in every other way as a video of blatant police abuse was released to the public. There's no ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Officer Shot, Man Killed During Domestic Distrubance Response

    WOODBURY, MN - Late Thursday night, a man was shot and killed and a Woodbury police officer was wounded after police responded to a domestic disturbance. Police said officers were called to a residence about 11:30 p.m. Police said a Woodbury officer was shot and suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Police said a man was then shot and was pronounced ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -7
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    City's 911 Emergency Center Now Run by Civilians

    NEW HAVEN — At midnight Monday, the city flipped the switch to civilianize its emergency 911 center. The police union questioned whether the city was prepared. The city has been moving toward the change for more than six months after creating a new city department to handle public safety communications and hiring a civilian, Clayton Northgraves, to run it. Rob Smuts, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police Shoot, Kill Dog During DC Festival

    WASHINGTON - D.C. Police say a dog has been shot and killed by an officer during the Adams Morgan Day Festival, Sunday afternoon. Police have not said why the officer fired his weapon at the dog, but witnesses tell ABC 7's Brianne Carter, police shot the dog after an intense fight with a smaller dog. Witnesses also say a man who ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    39 Officers, Firefighters Receive Heroes Awards of Valor

    39 Officers, Firefighters Receive Heroes Awards of Valor
    PHILADELPHIA - There were moments when Upper Darby Police Officer Raymond Blohm thought about quitting his dream job and never returning to the streets again. "I had doubts and, yes, a lot of sleepless nights at first," he said of a shooting this year that left him injured and struggling with questions about his career. Blohm was among 39 police officers ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +9
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    CA Police to Reinstate Officer Previously Fired for Shooting Unarmed Man

    OAKLAND -- The police department will have to rehire Officer Hector Jimenez, who was fired after a 2008 shooting in which he killed an unarmed man who was running away from him at the time, an attorney said Sunday. Jimenez shot Mack "Jody" Woodfox, 27, in July 2008 after Woodfox led officers on a short vehicle chase in the Fruitvale neighborhood. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated +7
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    5 Officers Cleared in Shooting in Davis County

    FARMINGTON, Utah -- Five officers involved in a shooting in January were cleared in the use of deadly force in the shooting death of Cody Allen White. White, 25, of Ogden, died Jan. 4. Officers said White ran from officers, then pulled a gun and threatened them. The Davis County Attorney's Office released a letter Monday, dated March 24, with its ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +4
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated +6
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated +15
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    Texas House Calls for Immigration Law Enforcement

    AUSTIN, Texas - As President Barack Obama prepared to speak Tuesday in Texas about America's "broken immigration system," lawmakers in Austin moved forward with a measure that would force local police to give federal immigration offenses the same priority as other crimes. The proposed law, which now goes to the state Senate following a procedural vote Tuesday, does not go as ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -1
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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 over 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 almost 8 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 almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated +10
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated -3
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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 over 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 about 8 years ago | Rated +12
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -5
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    Parolees Disappear After Secret Release Program

    Parolees Disappear After Secret Release Program
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Dozens of parolees, including one imprisoned for his part in a 2008 murder, have disappeared after they were set free as part of a secret early release program, according to documents acquired by The Associated Press. The parolees were let go as part of the "MGT Push" plan that Gov. Pat Quinn shut down in December after The ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -8
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