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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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    Kent Police End Chase With Arrest of 'Prolific' Car Thief

    KENT, WA - Kent police say they arrested a "prolific" car thief early Thursday morning following a 15-mile chase through South King County. Kent officers were alerted around midnight that the suspect, described by a Kent police news release as "a well known 34-year-old local transient and auto thief," was driving a stolen pickup in the city's West Hill neighborhood. A ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +8
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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 7 years ago | Rated +3
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    California Department Looking At Reorganizing Beats

    California Department Looking At Reorganizing Beats
    SAN RAMON -- San Ramon's police department is looking at reorganizing its beat structure to help deal with staffing shortages. A study by the state Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training found the three-and-half year-old department could use six more patrol officers to help with understaffed shifts. There are 28 officers and corporals assigned to patrol now, according to the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated +14
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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 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 8 years ago | Rated -8
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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 7 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 8 years ago | Rated +9
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    City to Pay $400K to Patron After Gay Bar Raid

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- The city of Fort Worth agreed Tuesday to pay $400,000 to a patron at a gay bar who was severely injured in a police raid two years ago, a settlement that avoided a federal civil rights lawsuit. Chad Gibson claimed his head injury was caused by excessive force used by Fort Worth police officers and Texas Alcoholic ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -3
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated -1
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    Officer Injured In Hit-and-Run

    CHICAGO - Chicago police this morning were holding a motorist who they said struck a police officer during a North Side traffic stop and then took off. The officer, assigned to the Near North police district, was conducting a traffic stop when he was struck by a Jaguar at about 2:10 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Sheffield Avenue in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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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 8 years ago | Rated -7
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    Sheriff Fights to Keep Park Open In Event of Govt Shutdown

    Sheriff Fights to Keep Park Open In Event of Govt Shutdown
    ROCKEY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, CO - In an unusual bit of political theater, new Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith vowed to ride to the rescue of Rocky Mountain National Park — and the small businesses that depend on it — should it close at midnight tonight with a federal government shutdown. "My stance is we've got folks in Congress that are ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +6
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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 8 years ago | Rated -5
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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 8 years ago | Rated -8
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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 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    City Cops Unveil New Crime-Fighting Tools

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police have a new crime-fighting tool, thanks in part to the city's thugs. Police bigwigs yesterday unveiled their Mobile Investigative Response Vehicles, two huge, technologically trumped-up vans that will enable detectives to do more police work at crime scenes instead of schlepping back to the office. Each cost $485,000 and was funded by assets forfeited by criminals and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Sheriff Joe Gets Political; Endorses Labrador for Congress

    Sheriff Joe Gets Political; Endorses Labrador for Congress
    MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ - Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, who has been called “America’s toughest sheriff,” was in Coeur d’Alene on Monday to deliver his anti-illegal-immigration message at an annual Republican fundraiser. In the process, Arpaio, who also is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for alleged violations of inmates’ civil rights, endorsed Republican Raul Labrador, who is campaigning ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 8 years ago | Rated -6
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