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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 6 years ago | Rated -6
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    Medical Marijuana Tax Could Fund Enforcement Unit

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Sales-tax revenue from medical marijuana could help pay for a new police unit to monitor the business, Colorado Springs officials say. Medical-marijuana sales taxes are bringing in about $50,000 a month for the city, The Gazette reported Sunday. The City Council is considering a proposal to set up a four-member team in 2011 to enforce medical-marijuana regulations and ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -7
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    NY Serial Killings: NYPD Duo Has History of Hooker Trouble

    Two NYPD cops are being eyed in the Long Island serial slayings after investigators learned they got into trouble for hiring prostitutes while working for the department, according to sources familiar with the probe. One cop was forced out of the job in the 1990s when his supervisors learned he spent time pursuing hookers and paying street walkers and down-and-out women ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -3
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    Fallen Officer's Star Gets Retired

    Fallen Officer's Star Gets Retired
    CHICAGO - Fallen Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg is remembered by his students as a committed teacher, by friends and family as a generous public servant, and by fellow officers as a leader. Soderberg's star was retired Tuesday in a ceremony at police headquarters. Soderberg, an 11-year police veteran, was killed July 7 as he left a police station at 61st ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +9
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    Officers Burn $8 Million in Street Drugs

    WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Waterford Township police say they have destroyed $8 million worth of street drugs during controlled burns. The drugs included marijuana, heroin, cocaine and prescription drugs that were seized during the past two years. Chief Daniel McCaw tells The Oakland Press of Pontiac the drugs were destroyed at an undisclosed southeast Michigan incinerator that reached upward of 2,000 ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +8
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    Police: Pa. Boy, 4, Drowns in Farm’s Manure Pit

    HOLLAND, Pa. — A central Pennsylvania child is dead after authorities say he drowned in a manure pit on the family farm. New Holland police say 4-year-old Josiah Martin was found face-down Saturday in the 8-foot-deep pit by his mother, who pulled the boy out and called 911. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officer Troy Deshong tells the Intelligencer ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -8
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    Driver Killed After Colliding With Sheriff's Deputy

    GREEN BAY, WI - A driver was killed after colliding with a La Crosse sheriff's deputy on the way to help stop a bar fight. The La Crosse County Sheriff's Department said the collision happened shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. The deputy was traveling north on Wisconsin 35 with lights and siren activated when the squad car collided with a west-bound ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -5
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    Officer Escapes Injury During Traffic Stop

    A police officer almost had his arm caught in a closing car window after he pulled over a car in Dale City on Monday night, police said. The officer tried to stop the car in the area of Minnieville Road and Delaney Road, near the Georgetown Park neighborhood around 10:44 p.m., but the car continued to drive until it reached the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +3
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    State Police Seek Ways to Protect Troopers at Traffic Stops

    State Police Seek Ways to Protect Troopers at Traffic Stops
    FRAMINGHAM -- State Police will review their rules on traffic stops and continue increased weekend patrols in response to a series of traffic incidents that have injured five troopers, one fatally, in the past five weeks. Colonel Marian McGovern, the State Police commander, told reporters at headquarters today that she does not believe the troopers who were struck by vehicles did ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Mayor Fighting to Save Officers' Jobs

    Mayor Fighting to Save Officers' Jobs
    TULSA, OK - Mayor Dewey Bartlett hopes that proposal will be completed by Monday morning and presented to FOP President Phil Evans by noon that day, Mayoral Chief of Staff Terry Simonson said Saturday. That would give the police union all week to look it over and vote before layoffs take effect. "We're working on new ideas and concepts that will ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 7 years ago | Rated -8
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    Sheriff's Deputy Collides with Motorcyclist in Early Morning Crash

    DUANESBURG -- State Police are investigating why a Schenectady County Sheriff's deputy struck and injured a 60-year-old motorcyclist on Route 7 early Tuesday. The deputy, Omar W. Quiernan, 36, was on duty and driving east in a marked patrol car when he crossed over the road's center line and struck the westbound motorcyclist, Anthony J. Deangelo of Delanson at 1:55 a.m., ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    Wanted: 500 Extra Police for G20 Summit

    Wanted: 500 Extra Police for G20 Summit
    TORONTO - Toronto’s G20 Summit organizers have renewed a call to bolster police ranks by 500 officers after a Royal Bank of Canada branch in Ottawa was firebombed by anarchists this week, the National Post has learned. “The bombing, obviously, spooked people,” said a Montreal police officer who asked for anonymity. Officers from that city’s force, and others, were told they ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Police Chief Finds His Ammo In Kids' Fort

    SEBEKA, Minn. (AP) - The police chief of Sebeka didn't have to go far to find the ammunition and other police equipment he believed had been stolen. It turns out the ammo was in his kids' backyard fort. The Daily Journal of Fergus Falls reported Police Chief Eric Swenson, who lives near Sebeka, called law enforcement Friday to report that several ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -3
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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 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Officer Rolls SUV While Responding to Call

    PHOENIX - A Phoenix police officer rolled his SUV police vehicle on its side while heading north on 91st Avenue near Broadway Road in a response to a call. The 33-year-old officer lost control of the vehicle, which ended up on its side, lodged against a pole on the side of the road, Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Terrorist Tapes Found Under CIA Desk

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments aided the U.S. in holding and questioning suspected terrorists. The two videotapes and one audiotape are believed to be the only remaining recordings made within the clandestine ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    CA Council Supports Gang Injunctions With Limitations

    OAKLAND, CA - Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts stood before hundreds of often rowdy police critics in City Council chambers Tuesday night and said the city appeared too polarized to pursue gang injunctions in more than two areas. Batts said Oakland needs to have an independent observer conduct a study of the effectiveness of the injunctions, civil court orders that limit ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    New Va. Governor Reinstates Police Chaplains Prayers

    New Va. Governor Reinstates Police Chaplains Prayers
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police chaplains can invoke Jesus during prayers again. State Police Superintendent Stephen Flaherty reinstated a policy allowing chaplains to use the name Jesus on Wednesday. Flaherty rescinded that policy after a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling two years ago. The court said prayers delivered on behalf of governments can't favor one religion over ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +17
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    Court: Police Illegally Released Deputy's Records to Sheriff's Office

    MADISON, Wis. — A court says a police department illegally released the mental health records of a deputy sheriff who shared thoughts of killing two supervisors and himself during therapy. Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff Scott Kuhtz made the statements during a therapy session in Wauwatosa in 2005. Believing the threat was real, his therapist called police. Kuhtz was taken into custody ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -6
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