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    Ohio County Sheriff Can't Wait for Bigger Jail

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OH - Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen says the solution to jail overcrowding is a new complex to replace two outdated jails in downtown Lancaster. Phalen yesterday attributed a prisoner disturbance on Monday night at the maximum-security jail to overcrowding. "We've got way too many people for the safety of our staff and the safety of other prisoners," he ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    Los Angeles Police Keep Watch for Bin Laden Reprisals

    Los Angeles Police Keep Watch for Bin Laden Reprisals
    LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles city and county authorities say they are concerned about a potential backlash for the killing of Osama bin Laden but there is no known specific threat at this time. Police Chief Charlie Beck and county Sheriff Lee Baca told a press conference Monday that it is, however, important for citizens to report anything suspicious that they see. Beck ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Chicago Researchers Identify Nation's First Female Cop

    CHICAGO — A retired federal agent researching Chicago law enforcement history thinks the country's first female police officer was employed in the Windy City. Rick Barrett says he found a reference to Marie Owens as a Chicago officer in the 1890s. The Chicago Tribune says a woman joined the Los Angeles force in 1910, and that Oregon claims it had a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    Center Suspends Police Drug Training Due to Funding

    DES MOINES - A center that provides training for police who investigate drug trafficking and substance abuse is suspending its classes over concerns that its federal funding will dry up. The Midwest Counterdrug Training Center at Camp Dodge in Johnston says it is canceling classes starting in December because a key appropriations bill has not been passed. The Des Moines Register ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -4
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    Chicago to Add 150 More Beat Cops

    Chicago to Add 150 More Beat Cops
    CHICAGO - Last month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his plan to reshuffle 500 Chicago police officers primarily to beat-patrol duties as part of his campaign pledge to send more officers to the streets. On Sunday, Emanuel told several reporters and dozens of patrons huddled at the Illinois Centennial Monument in Logan Square that he would continue to beef up the city's ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    Man Dies After Police Taser Shock

    ARLINGTON, VA - An Arlington man who was apparently in psychiatric distress died early Friday after a police officer used a Taser in an attempt to subdue him, police said. It was the second death in an incident involving a Taser in the county this year. Lt. William Griffith, an Arlington County police spokesman, said officers and medics were called to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Former Cop Expected to Plead Guilty to Federal ID Theft Charges

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A former Anchorage police officer accused of identity theft and of being an illegal immigrant is expected to plead guilty to federal charges. Rafael Mora-Lopez, who was born in Mexico and lived for years in Alaska as Rafael Espinoza, was scheduled to appear Wednesday in federal court, where he is expected to plead guilty to charges of passport ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    US Capital Police Escorts Given to Celebs in DC

    WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia police records released Wednesday show that Bill Gates, Jay-Z and other celebrities have received escorts similar to one that officers gave to actor Charlie Sheen. The records conflict with initial police statements that escorts are reserved for the president, vice president and visiting heads of state. Records obtained by The Associated Press through a court order ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    UK Officer Won't Be Charged in G-20 Death

    LONDON -- Britain's chief prosecutor says a police officer filmed knocking down a man who later died during a protest at London's Group of 20 summit won't face charges. Director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer said Thursday he had concluded there was "no realistic prospect" of a conviction. Newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson died from internal bleeding after being hit by a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Ex-Police Chief Sentenced in Drug Smuggling Case

    MCALLEN, Texas - A former South Texas police chief who pleaded guilty to helping Mexican drug cartels smuggle drugs across the border has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Hernan Guerra Jr. pleaded guilty in January to one count of conspiracy with intent to distribute. He was sentenced Wednesday. The 45-year-old was arrested last summer at the Sullivan City Police ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated -6
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    Officer Injured In Early Morning Shootout

    Officer Injured In Early Morning Shootout
    TAYLOR, MI - Neighbors said two people, including a police officer, were shot this morning in Taylor when gunfire erupted at a townhouse complex near Northline Road and Telegraph. Taylor Police were not commenting this morning, but an officer at the scene confirmed that two men, including the Taylor cop, were shot. Several neighbors said a dozen or more gunshots startled ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    No Charges Against Gore Following Sex Allegations

    No Charges Against Gore Following Sex Allegations
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say they investigated allegations that former Vice President Al Gore had “unwanted sexual contact” with a massage therapist during an October 2006 visit, but they found insufficient evidence to support the woman’s claims. Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk said Wednesday an attorney representing the woman contacted police in late 2006. Schrunk said the woman ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Council Approves 2% Pay Hike for Chicago Police

    CHICAGO - The City Council today signed off on a new Chicago Police Department contract that gives officers average raises of 2 percent a year. The deal also requires officers to submit to random alcohol testing starting in 2012 and to take drug and alcohol tests if they fire their weapons while on or off duty. Aldermen approved the contract without ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +1
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    Police, FBI Continue Search For Missing Colorado Girl

    Police, FBI Continue Search For Missing Colorado Girl
    GREELEY, CO - A dive team from Union Colony Fire/Rescue Authority on Saturday afternoon searched ponds in the Gateway Lakes Nature Area in south-central Greeley as part of the search for Kayleah Wilson, 12, who has been missing for a week. The fire department was called in by the FBI and Greeley Police Department, according to John Fagerberg, Union Colony spokesman. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Miami Sergeant Still Hospitalized After Drunk Driver Crash

    MIAMI -- A 61-year-old woman faces charges of driving under the influence after plowing her car into two Miami police sergeants on duty. Sgt. Orlando Villaverde, 45, was released from Jackson Memorial Hospital after sustaining broken ribs and a broken collarbone. Sgt. Robert Laurenceau, 35, suffered head and spinal cord injuries and remained hospitalized after surgery Sunday. The accident occurred as ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Coast Guard Training Prompt 911 Calls in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - To some 911 callers, it looked like a fiery plane crash just offshore of downtown Anchorage. Others thought it was a boat in trouble. The Coast Guard was practicing shooting emergency flares during a rescue exercise Tuesday morning, but no one informed city authorities who hustled fire crews to the scene after getting as many as half ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -7
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    Superintendent Planning To Shift Police to Higher-Crime Districts

    CHICAGO - Police Supt. Jody Weis is forging ahead with plans to reallocate police resources to higher-crime districts — even though all four top mayoral contenders plan to dump him and one voiced opposition to crime-fighting solutions that “divide the city.” Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), chairman of the City Council’s Police Committee, said he talked to Weis on Monday and the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    KS Officers Trade Badges for Aprons in Special Olympics Fundraiser

    OLATHE, KS - Olathe police officers will trade their handcuffs and badges for serving aprons during the annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser Saturday at Red Robin in Olathe. The event benefits Special Olympics Kansas. Officers will assist Red Robin employees 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the restaurant, 20155 W. 153rd St., by clearing and cleaning tables and refilling drinks. Officers will solicit ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +10
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    Governor McDonnell Signs Legislation Extending Disability Benefits for State Police Officers

    RICHMOND –Governor Bob McDonnell today signed legislation which will extend short term disability benefits for Virginia State Police officers injured in the line of duty. SB95, sponsored by Senator Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), extends the length of time that a state police officer subject to a work-related injury in the line of duty will receive supplemental short-term disability coverage equal to 100% ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +9
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    22 Cab Drivers Arrested in Undercover Police Operation

    SEATTLE - Nearly two dozen taxi drivers were arrested or targeted by police Thursday after investigators say a months-long investigation showed they were trafficking stolen goods in downtown Seattle. The effort, dubbed Operation Yellow Jacket, lasted at least 10 weeks and targeted what police said was an open-air market for stolen goods in the Westlake Avenue area. The operation was launched ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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